Our guides are local Mexican surfers who have been living and surfing in the area their entire life. They speak English, are friendly, and do their best to get you to where you want to surf. Click here to learn more about David Ramirez and the Las Palmeras staff as well as resident pro, Josh Mulcoy.
What to bring
Don’t forget that supplies are somewhat sparse in this area. To the north in places like Puerto Escondido, surf gear is plentiful, but once you are in Salina Cruz, you are not going to want to leave, so bring plenty of boardshorts, sunblock, leashes, extra fins, wax and rash guards. Sometimes a spring suit is helpful for early morning depending on your tolerance, but the water rarely drops below 78 degrees.
Depending on the size, direction and spot you are surfing, you can ride a range of boards, from a small wave fish, to a standard shortboard, and on the bigger days, a slight step-up board. Some waves are suitable for longboarding as well, and if you like to bodysurf, prepare for pocket rides for a hundred yards! For more specific information on what to bring, Check out our gear page for a breakdown from Josh Mulcoy.
For specifics on current conditions, contact Josh before you leave on your trip. He can dial you in on swell and wind forecasts, as well as advice on what boards to bring. Las Palmeras Surf Camp does have extra equipment in case of an emergency. Please contact Josh prior to your trip if you think you may need a board down there.
Check out our gallery of photos below, (click on the thumbnails) or go to our Blog to see current updates from Salina Cruz.