Learn to surf on Cozumel: Surfing on Cozumel is a real insider tip

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Duration 2 hours
Difficulty difficult
Max. participants 4
Language English, Spanish


Learn to surf on Cozumel: Surfing on Cozumel is a real insider tip

Cozumel perhaps has the best waves for surfing in the Caribbean part of Mexico, although the island is not well known for surfing. But that's why there are no crowded waves and enough space to practice in the water. Therefore, the conditions for surfing on Cozumel are ideal. Both beginners and advanced surfers come to Cozumel. Learn to surf on Cozumel or improve your skills with our surf instructor Machito.


Our surfing classes on Cozumel include

  • Private lessons / pair lessons / group lessons
  • Beginners / advanced courses
  • Small groups of a maximum of 4 participants
  • Surfboard according to your needs
  • Wax and leash
  • Dry instructions to prepare you for the water
  • Practice training in the water with our professional surf instructors.

Excluded features

  • Tips
  • Transportation


You are already experienced in the waves? Or would you like to try surfing the very first time on Cozumel? Machito's surf courses are tailored to your needs as a beginner or advanced surfer. For safety reasons, Machito never takes more than 4 surfing students into the water at the same time. With Machito you will feel very comfortable in the water. Most likely, his enthusiasm for surfing will soon grow on you. It is best to reserve your surfing course online in advance. Only then can we guarantee availability and prepare everything for your surfing lessons on Cozumel.

Meeting place

By arrangement

What should I bring?

  • Swimwear and things to change
  • Towel
  • Sun protection: On the Yucatan Peninsula, only biodegradable sunscreen is allowed in order to protect our corals and water quality. Please use sunscreen BEFORE the beginning the tour, so that the cream does not wash off in the water
  • Camera, charged
  • Tips

More Information

Cancellation policy

  • With the reservation we charge a deposit of $ 10 per person. We keep these as administration fees for "no-show" guests.
  • In the following situation we refund the deposit:
  • Cruise ships cancel their stay on Cozumel
  • Cancellation of vacation (Please let us know at least two weeks before the excursion)

If you have to cancel the excursion for whatever reason, we ask to be informed immediately.

With the reservation we need a contact number to be able to inform you about possible changes.

Cozumel surfing: Best conditions on the east side of the island

The best beaches for surfing on Cozumel are located on the east side. Because of the wind and current conditions on Cozumel there are almost always waves. The beaches in the east are undeveloped and natural. However, you need a rental car or a scooter to get there. Otherwise, your surf school also offers transportation.

The best spots for Cozumel surfing

Punta Morena: Depending on weather and wind, you will find beginners or advanced waves here. With favorable conditions, you will surely meet some locals while surfing on Cozumel. On this beach is also the best Cozumel surfing school: Machito Surf Lessons. Machito has a surfboard and boogie board rental and teaches beginners and advanced Cozumel surfing lessons. At the same time, he is one of the best surfers on the island.

Punta Chiqueros: Advanced waves. On days with the famous north wind all the locals from Cozumel surf here. This spot is not suitable for beginners because the ground is rocky and the water is shallow.

Chen Rio: Depending on conditions beginner to advanced waves. Please note, especially south of Chen Rio, the sometimes very strong current.

Playa Bonita: The best beginner waves of Cozumel. Often we choose this beach for our beginners lessons. Also, the waves are perfect for practicing here.

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