Surfing in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

Surfing information about Ixtapa Zihuatanejo and nearby places of Guerrero state, Mexico.

Surf Ixtapa Beach Escolleras
Photo: Zihua Coast

Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, an interesting place as tourist destination of the Mexican Pacific Ocean, her typical food, natural places, beaches; deserves a closer look at one of its attractions in water sports: The Surfing.

Also known as Surfing this sport is practiced here decades ago, training national and international athletes, for many passionate surfers one of the places to return every year.

Currently it is part as one of the elements that give the identity to the area, children accompanied by their parents promote and practice this sport in an organized way.

Escolleras Beach, Surfing in Ixtapa

Thus within the beaches and city it is common to see forms, decorations in business, find schools or organizations related to Surfing, without leaving behind the architecture that in several places characterizes Surfing as the main theme.

In Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo some of its nearby beaches have the right swell and conditions to surf much of the year (April to December) and for adventurers can spend a few kilometers by road in search of the Perfect Wave.

There is a variety of swells, from beaches to learn to surf, to powerful oversized waves; the river-mouthed places, the beach breaks, and of course the reefs we have in the Surf of Ixtapa or Zihuatanejo.

Collage Oscar Perez Mejia Surfer - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo
Surfer: Oscar Pérez Mejía – Ixtapa Zihuatanejo


To the north: Playa las Gatas, Las Escolleras, Playa Linda, Pantla, Troncones, La Saladita, El Capire (El Rancho) and Petacalco.

Head south: Barra de Potosí, Playa Icacos in Juluchuca, Loma Bonita, La Barrita, El Calvario, Cayaquitos and Puerto Vicente.

Zihuatanejo Playa Las Gatas

Ixtapa Jetties (Escolleras) Beach

Playa Linda

Surfing Playa Linda - Alvaro Rodriguez
Playa Linda, Surfer: Alvaro Rodríguez (Feb 2019)

The Capire – The Ranch Beach

Petacalco Surf Beach

Petacalco Gro Surf
Surfing at Playa Petacalco Gro – Ing Fausto Ambario Orbe

If you want a Surf Tour on these beaches, we can gladly take you to these and more beachs throughout the Mexican Pacific, plase fill out our contact form

Surfer: Carlos Rios - Escolleras Ixtapa Beach
Surfer: Carlos Ríos – Playa Escolleras (Ixtapa)

Photos by:

  • Sergio Marquez (Marquez Project)
  • Marco Sebastian (ZihuaCoast), Instagram : @zihuacoast_ 
  • Erick Avila Marcial
  • Surf Surf A.C.
  • Carlos Rios

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