Punta Sayulita Foundation

Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit • Mexico


A Private Hideaway on Mexico's Riviera Nayarit

The Punta Sayulita Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on supporting various community initiatives for the community of Sayulita and the Bay of Banderas.

Our initiatives include educational programs for environmental awareness and protection, beach community clean-up events, youth art and music programs as well as supporting programs for underpriviledged children to allow them to enjoy various water sports such as surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing, etc., that they otherwise would not have the opportunity to pursue.

Punta Sayulita Environmental & Community Initiatives

Punta Sayulita is an organic extension of the quaint village of Sayulita and as the developer, it is very important to us to leave Sayulita and the surrounding region of the Riviera Nayarit better off than when we started. To accomplish this, we have dedicated significant time and resources to both environmental and community initiatives and programs such as the following:

Reforestation Program:

Punta Sayulita is making a concerted effort to have a net positive impact on the environment after it is completed and is working with the Federal Government of Mexico so that other developers in the region adopt the same development criteria.

This is being accomplished at Punta Sayulita through many means, the most significant of which is a self-imposed reforestation program that results in two very positive environmental and social impacts.

Punta Sayulita is blessed with a beautiful and dense tropical forest. Every single tree at Punta Sayulita has been surveyed with its location, size and species identified. The location of all homes, common area buildings, golf cart paths and roadways have been painstakingly studied and placed so as to have as little impact as possible. While many trees will be transplanted, a limited amount trees will have to be removed on-site that will not exceed 20% of the existing tree forest.

During and after construction, our reforestation program will be implemented. In working with Punta Sayulita's team of arborists and biologists, we have determined that, in order to maintain a healthy forest, we can reforest on-site one half of the trees that will be removed.

While this is perfectly acceptable to meet current environmental standards, we were not satisfied with this deficit. To compensate for this, Punta Sayulita has voluntarily implemented a reforestation program off-site on local "ejido" lands that have been damaged and deforested over time for agriculture purposes, but which are no longer functioning as farms.

In searching for lands to reforest, Punta Sayulita identified a local family that would like to reforest a portion of its old farmland. The owner of the land is a very talented local carpenter, Javier Bernal, whose entire family works in the trade. Punta Sayulita will reforest twelve acres (five hectares) of land for permanent forest regeneration and protection, which will result in Punta Sayulita reforesting on a two-to-one basis every tree that is affected by our construction on-site.

Moreover, Punta Sayulita will reforest an additional twelve acres (five hectares) of tree species that the Bernal family uses for its carpentry business such as Parota, Caoba and Primavera trees, thus creating a sustainable or "renewable" wood supply for this family for generations to come, which will allow them to significantly reduce the wood they use from other sources and to increase their profit margins in “farming” their own trees on their own land, creating an additional environmental and social impact.

On-Site Nursery:

Punta Sayulita will have its own nursery on-site that in addition to serving to grow local tree, plant and flower species for planting at Punta Sayulita, will also serve as an additional amenity to Punta Sayulita and the local community whereby Punta Sayulita residents can learn about local flora and its importance to the greater local forest environment and, on an invitation only basis, local public and private schools will be welcome to meet with our arborist and biologist to learn about the importance of forest preservation. The nursery will also serve to produce on-site organic produce and vegetables for use by our chefs at the Beach & Surf Club.

Electric Golf Cart Only Community:

Punta Sayulita is an "electric golf car only" community, the first of its kind in the region. The positive environmental and social impacts of this decision are numerous such as: less deforestation due to significantly narrower roadways, less earth movement, smaller retaining walls, no emission pollution, no noise pollution, reduced speeds on Punta Sayulita's paths and roadways and the creation of true community whereby friends and neighbors actually stop to talk to one another from their "open vehicles" as the move about the property or while taking quick trips into and around the village of Sayulita.

Use of Local Materials & Labor:

Punta Sayulita's careful architectural design and strict design and construction guidelines mandate the maximization of use of local materials including stone and wood from local tree farms, nurseries and rock quarries. The local community of Sayulita and the surrounding region of Puerto Vallarta have a very strong labor force and we are demanding that our builders take advantage of this as much as possible. Using local materials and labor not only helps the local
economy, but certainly reduces the carbon footprint by minimizing the transport of materials and labor.

Support Local Fishermen:

Punta Sayulita's dock at the Beach & Surf Club will be a regular stop for Sayulita's local fisherman when they return from their day's catch. On a regular schedule the fisherman will be allowed to pull up to Punta Sayulita's dock to sell fresh fish directly to our Owners and their Guests at Punta Sayuilta, as well as to our chefs at the Beach & Surf Club.

Community Organized Beach Clean-Up Events:

Every two months Punta Sayulita organizes the Sayulita Beach Clean-Up events on Saturday mornings so our resident and tourist volunteers can patrol the Sayulita beaches and streets to gather garbage and recyclable items. In addition to collection efforts, education is big part of the event whereby literature and pictures are displayed about the importance of environmental protection, recycling and keeping Sayulita clean.

The Beach Clean-Up events have become a very popular community social event which has served to empower the "I can make a
difference" trait in all of us. So successful have these event become, that other towns in the region have reached out to Punta Sayulita to assist in designing and implementing their own Beach Clean Up events.

Beach Dog-Waste Bag Dispensers:

As part of the Beach Clean-Up events, Punta Sayulita also implemented the location of biodegradable dog "poop bag" dispensers on Sayulita's beach in order for dog owners to responsibly pick-up after their pets.

Trash & Recycling Container Program:

Punta Sayulita, along with the aid of local carpenter Javier Bernal, implemented the program and construction of trash and recycling containers made from recycled wood that have now been located in various areas throughout the village of Sayulita and on the beach where no such containers existed before.

Many local businesses and residents have now sponsored the construction of additional containers to continue the growth of the program.

Environmental Awareness & Education Programs:

Periodically, Punta Sayulita utilizes its Beach House for community events and educational presentations with topics ranging from environmental awareness, social causes and spiritual well being.

Events held to date include

  • Ocean Reef Symposium Night by the international Reef Check Organization
  • Sea Turtle Protection and Conservation Presentation
  • "Movie Night" at the Punta Sayulita Beach House screening of award winning documentary movies including: The Cove, No Impact Man, End of the Line, and more.
  • Inspired Living Discussion with Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D., Director of Spiritual Programming
  • for the Canyon Ranch Health Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
  • "Sea Voices" presentation and book signing – (Punta Sayulita is proud to be a sponsor of this coffee table book that features the likes of Jack Johnson, Jason Maraz, Ziggy Marley, Pierce Bronsan, Ted Danson, Captain Paul Watson and many more, that raises awareness for ocean protection and conservancy).

Community Organization Contributions:

  • Punta Sayulita actively contributes donations, sponsorships and resources to the local Sayulita organizations such as
  • Punta Sayulita Longboard & Stand Up Paddle Classic (organizer and lead sponsor of this annual 2-day surf competition that attracts internationally renowned professional surfers, emphasizes environmental awareness and raises money for local environmental and social charities).
  • SayuLimpia (Sayulita's recycling program)
  • Sayulita Youth Surfing Contest (an annual surf contest to promote the sport of surfing to local youth)
  • Costa Verde International School (Mexico’s first "green" elementary school located in Sayulita)
  • Grupo Pro Sayulita (non-profit Sayulita community action group)
  • Sayulita Animals (animal shelter and spay and neuter program)
  • Adan Hernandez (top local professional surfer sponsored by Punta Sayulita)

Last updated: April 5, 2017 · Charity ID: 120

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16Feb2017
Check Out the Incredible Treehouse Kitchens at Punta Sayulita

Delish

At Punta Sayulita in Riviera Nayarit Mexico, there's a series of treehouses that are nothing like the ones you grew up with.

18Sep2016
Why Some People Are More Altruistic Than Others

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Why do some people do selfless things, helping other people even at risk to their own well-being? Psychology researcher Abigail Marsh studies the motivations of people who do extremely altruistic acts.

17Sep2016
Introducing a New Expat Guide to Living in Mexico

PRWeb

Expats In Mexico is a new online magazine dedicated to the specific needs of expats living in Mexico and aspiring expats who want to call Mexico their home.

29Jul2016
A Small Corner of Mexico Is Experiencing a Rising Tide of Property Investment

New York Times

Buyers at Punta Sayulita in Riviera Nayarit mostly come from the United States, Canada and Mexico, but the age is dropping from the over-50s to those in their 30s and 40s.

17May2016
Three Day Riviera Nayarit Wind Festival Returns to Banderas Bay Beaches

Live Punta Mita

The Wind Festival is returning to Riviera Nayarit! The best national and international kitesurfers will compete in this major event that is becoming a new tradition in Mexico.

15May2016
Surfers and Paddlers from Nayarit Sweep the SUP National Team Competition

CVB of Riviera Nayarit

The surfers and paddlers either from Riviera Nayarit or living there took nearly all the spots on the national team and will be present at the next world championships to be held in Fiji in 2016.

27Mar2016
Discover Punta Sayulita and Amazing Surfing with Fernando Stalla

Punta Sayulita

Visitors to Punta Sayulita often take the opportunity to meet Fernando Stalla and go surfing in the best locations. If you haven't tried Stand Up Paddling (SUP) then now's your chance to try!

18May2015
Bucerias Starts Countdown to Festival del Viento in Riviera Nayarit's Wind Capital

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Are you ready for the Festival of the Wind 2015? The largest and most important kitesurfing event in Mexico will take place from May 22 to 24 in the Riviera Nayarit.

16May2015
Video Highlights of ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Competition in Sayulita

PVAngels

Sayulita played host to the most important competition in the world of StandUp Paddle & Paddleboard last week, the first time ever the championship has been held in Mexico.

25Apr2014
Sixth Annual Surfathon in Sayulita Fundraiser for CVIS Scholarships

Costa Verde International School

Join us on Saturday, May 24, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the main break in Sayulita to surf and play with local surfers and Costa Verde International School students. No experience is required and all proceeds go to CVIS scholarship fund. Send a kid to school!

03Mar2014
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

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Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the Charro Carnival, Blond Gypsies, Simply Barbra, Meet the Author, Just Desserts Who-Dun-It, PV Birding Fest, Cheerleader Championship, SUP Classic, and a lot more.

16Dec2013
Events Not to Miss This Week in Vallarta-Nayarit

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Read about some of the many events happening in Vallarta-Nayarit this week including the PV Chamber Orchestra Holiday Concert, Los Bambinos at Roxy Rock House, Kitty Bingo, Wine Tasting at Cork+Bottle, Children's Art Classes, Alberto Mejia and more.

15Dec2013
Top Surfers & SUP Pros Return to 5th Annual Punta Sayulita Classic

Punta Sayulita Foundation

Benefitting the Reef Check and Punta Sayulita Foundations, the top surfers and stand-up paddlers (SUP) in the world are set to return to Sayulita to compete in surfing contests as well as in exciting offshore SUP races on March 7-9, 2014.

10Oct2013
Children's Art Classes Return to Punta Sayulita

Punta Sayulita Foundation

The Punta Sayulita Foundation is pleased to partner again with Sayulita Art Camps and instructor Treva Dea for the Fall-Winter series of free children's art camps held once a month throughout the season.

23Sep2013
Film, Food, Tequila, Music and Surf at January's Festival Sayulita 2014

FestivalSayulita.com

The first annual Festival Sayulita is a unique gathering for all lovers of Mexico, Film, Tequila, Food, Music and Surf to be held January 16-19th.

20Sep2013
September Newsletter of Happenings and Coming Events at Punta Sayulita

Punta Sayulita

Greetings from Punta Sayulita. Here is a summary of some of the recent happenings and other upcoming events at Punta Sayulita.

17Sep2013
Anne Menke Book Signing Supports Scholarships

Punta Sayulita Foundation

On Friday evening, September 6th in San Francisco, CA, Punta Sayulita hosted a book signing event for renowned fashion photographer and Sayulita resident, Anne Menke, featuring her critically acclaimed photography book, See the World Beautiful.

17Aug2013
'The Art & Science of Racing' Sayulita SUP Training Camp Announced

Punta Sayulita

The first training camp will be held in Sayulita from November 6 - 11 where campers will receive expert instruction from elite SUP paddler Jen Fuller as well as collaborative land based cross-training program under the personal direction of Shanti Tilling.

09Aug2013
Join Us For The Third Annual Punta Sayulita Beach Clean-up

Punta Sayulita Foundation

For the third year, join Punta Sayulita and the Ocean Conservancy in celebrating its annual International Coastal Clean-up of a community beach on Saturday, September 7. This is a great way to celebrate the environment and pitch in to help.

24Jun2013
A Growing List of Charities Needing Assistance in Puerto Vallarta & Riviera Nayarit

PVAngels

Because of the overwhelming response from our local charities in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay about their needs for help and volunteers, we have put together a summary of how you can help.

30May2013
'Life of Pi' Screening for Movie Night at Punta Sayulita Beach House

Punta Sayulita

Punta Sayulita invites you to attend a free screening on June 1 of the Academy Award winning film, Life of Pi. The film is based on the best-selling fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel, which has sold more than ten million copies worldwide.

25May2013
Check it Out! Video Highlights of the 2013 Mini Kite Board World Cup

PKRAWorldTour

If you love wind and surfing, you were in for a treat at the 2013 Mini Kite Board World Cup that took place on the waters in front of the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit earlier this month.

17May2013
Bucerias Hosts Ford Wind Festival Cup This Weekend

PVPulse

One of the most spectacular events in the Banderas Bay, the Wind Festival 2013 starts today at the beaches of Bucerias for three days of the best kitesurfing in Mexico.

09May2013
Punta Sayulita Surfers Compete in the 2013 Molokai-2-Oahu Paddleboard Race

Punta Sayulita Foundation

Please consider donating to support our local professional surfers in competing in the grueling 32-mile channel crossing known as the "Channel of Bones." Proceeds go to the children's educational and sports development programs.

05May2013
More Than Thirty Reasons to Visit Sayulita

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Sayulita is surrounded by lush jungle, beautiful beaches and has become the heart and soul of the Riviera Nayarit. In the 1940's Sayulita was a small fishing village, by the 60's the surfers discovered this fabulous spot and have "put in on the map."

12Apr2013
5th Annual Costa Verde International School Surf-A-Thon Scholarship Fundraiser

Punta Sayulita

You are invited to attend the 5th Annual Surf-A-Thon to benefit the Costa Verde International School's Scholarship Fund. Join us on April 27, at the Main Break, Punta Sayulita, to surf and interact with local surfers and CVIS students. No experience is required.

08Apr2013
Punta Sayulita Spring Open House & Property Tour

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You are invited to our Spring Broker Open House and also welcome the general public to preview the Punta Sayulita residential community or April 10. While you're here, ask about all the great work that the Punta Sayulita Foundation does for the community.

04Apr2013
Environmentalist Benito Leal Cueva to Speak at Punta Sayulita

Punta Sayulita Foundation

Come and meet Benito and listen to him talk about the efforts and stories he has lived as an environmentalist and about what can be done in the Bay of Banderas area to connect with Pronatura. Join us on April 5 to support our Environmental Education Programs.

23Mar2013
Stand-Up-Paddle and Surf Celebrities Mix With Fans at Galerias Vallarta

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International stars of stand-up-paddle and surf fame, these popular and beautiful extreme athletes from Brazil, Hawaii and Santa Barbara posed with fans and signed autographs after competing in the Fourth Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard and Stand-Up-Paddle Classic.

13Mar2013
4th Annual Punta Sayulita Classic Surf and Stand-Up-Paddle Results

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The village of Sayulita was buzzing with excitement as some of the best surfers and stand-up-paddlers in the world put on an incredible display in some pretty challenging surf conditions over the weekend.

11Jan2013
Fourth Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard and Stand-Up Paddle Classic

PR Web

The Riviera Nayarit Tourism Board is proud to announce the 2013 Punta Sayulita Classic on March 8-10, which will include the competitions, workshops, autograph session and the benefit concert by reggae recording artist Mishka.

15Dec2012
Free Children's Art Classes at Punta Sayulita

Punta Sayulita

On December 29, 2012, the Punta Sayulita Foundation will be sponsoring the second in a series of free children's art classes this season at the Punta Sayulita Beach House with local artist, Treva Dea, of Sayulita Art Camps.

24Nov2012
New Treehouse Residences Announced at Punta Sayulita

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Designed by de Reus Architects, the Treehouse residences capture the ultimate "tropical experience" with each residence perched high within the jungle canopy overlooking the Punta Sayulita Beach Club with views of Sayulita Bay.

15Nov2012
Punta Sayulita Foundation Announces Evening with Brewster Brockmann

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Come and meet the artist on November 29 and watch him develop his intricate pencil drawings that will be auctioned on the spot. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Punta Sayulita Foundation Children's Art Program.

02Nov2012
Sayulita Farmers Market Re-Opens For The Season

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The Farmers Market will begin today and continue each Friday throughout the season. This year there will be 35 vendors, including 4 new organic local farmers that will be growing specifically for the Farmers Market.

07Feb2012
Punta Sayulita Foundation February Events

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Wild Sea Eco Wars and Surf Stories Presentation, Evelyne Boren Exhibition and the Premier Movie Screening of Minds in the Water are being presented to benefit the Punta Sayulita Foundation.

13Jan2012
Eco Warrior to Visit Punta Sayulita

Punta Sayulita

In the continuation of the Punta Sayulita Environmental Education Speaker Series, Punta Sayulita is pleased to welcome to the Beach House former pro-surfer and environmental awareness leader, James Pribram.

20Dec2011
Third Annual Surf Classic at Punta Sayulita

Punta Sayulita Foundation

Punta Sayulita proudly presents the 3rd Annual Punta Sayulita Longboard and Stand-up Paddle Classic, March 9 - 11, 2012, featuring international fields of professional athletes as well as talented amateurs.

21Mar2017
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25Jan2017
Are Motorized Surfboards the Next Big Wave of Recreation Technology?

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13Dec2016
Massive, Flawless Surf in Baja Mexico Amidst the Election Blues

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11Oct2016
2017 Extreme Sailing Series Heads to the Americas

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The Extreme Sailing Series, the world’s leading Stadium Racing series, will return to the Americas for the first time in six years in 2017 in what promises to be another action-packed season.

15Sep2016
Seafaring Twin Brothers Are Paddling 2,200 Miles from Alaska to Mexico

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07Sep2016
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Watch some of the worst wipeouts we saw this 2016 season at Playa Zicatela in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.

15Aug2016
Youths Turn to Surfing to Escape Acapulco's Violence

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In Acapulco, surfing has gained popularity among youths in neighborhoods worn down by poverty and merciless drug violence that have turned the resort city into Mexico's murder capital.

18Jul2016
Why Are You Not Here Surfing in Mexico Right Now?

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It's not often you get to witness waves so powerful that shake the very ground you stand on. These spectacular gems delivered by Puerto Escondido really put things into perspective.

27Jun2016
Surfers Ride Giant Waves at Mexico's Big Wave Puerto Escondido Challenge

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Surfers navigate huge waves at the Puerto Escondido Challenge in Mexico on Saturday, with the South African Grant Baker achieving first place with a narrow defeat of the American series defending champion Greg Long.

28Mar2016
4th Los Cabos Open of Surf Set to Hit Zippers Beach

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From June 7-12, wave riders from across the globe will gather at Zippers Beach for the fourth annual Los Cabos Open of Surf, the largest surf festival in Mexico and Latin America.

19Mar2016
Brothers Kick Off on Epic Alaska-to-Mexico Stand Up and Paddle Adventure

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Two brothers from California landed in Ketchikan this week, the starting point of their months-long paddleboard expedition from Alaska to Mexico.

06Mar2016
Why Cuba Might be Surfing's Most Promising Frontier

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Popular breaks in Indonesia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere that were once so secret have now been inundated with tourists. So it’s ironic that such a large island just 90 miles south of the U.S. would have such untapped surf potential.

10Feb2016
Biggest Names in World-Wide Surfing Return to Mazatlan Surf Open in March

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The 2016 Mazatlan Surf Open returns to the city's gorgeous waterscape in March, and is expected to be more exciting and competitive than ever before.

11Jan2016
Foilboarders Dominate the La Ventana Classic 2016 in Baja California

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Mac Scaggs, Adam Withington, and Anthar Racca have been crowned winners of the kiteboarding events at the La Ventana Classic, held in Mexico.

01Jan2016
Boca de Pascuales Is One of Mexico's Best Sleepy Little Surf Spots

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Boca de Pascuales is a notorious spot for big wave riding and reliable tubes, its also a magic little place full of character and life.

28Dec2015
This Is How a Wave Becomes a World Surfing Reserve and Why We Should All Care

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The term “World Surfing Reserve” might not be a distinction every surfer completely understands. What happens to a surf spot or region once it earns the title? What’s the benefit? Who decides so? And what do they all do to make that determination?

14Dec2015
Surfers in Mexico, US Pay Tribute to Missing Australians Adam Coleman and Dean Lucas

ABC.net

Surfers in Mexico and the United States have taken part in ceremonies to pay respects to two Australians who went missing in Mexico last month.

10Dec2015
Nationwide Paddle Out in Mexico to Memorialize Australian Surfers Who Disappeared There

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The Mexican Federation of Surfing and Sinaloa State Surfing Association have coordinated with the surfers’ families so the entire nations of Mexico and Australia can memorialize the two surfers.

04Dec2015
Surfing Community Comes Together for Families of Australian Surfers Missing in Mexico

The Inertia

An upsurge of support has risen in the international surfing community as longtime friends and travel companions Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman are still labeled as missing persons in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico.

20Oct2015
In 'La Maestra,' a Mexican Teacher Sheds Light on Issues Facing Female Surfers

On The Water Front

A unique surfing movie told in the words of teacher/surfer, Mayra Agulair, who became the first Mexican woman surfer in her area.

19Aug2015
World Humanitarian Day: Let's All Make a Greater Commitment to Life-Saving Action

The Guardian

It’s a day to pay tribute to those who help the world’s most vulnerable people and to redouble efforts to provide emergency aid to global victims of crises. We applaud the very best of humanity.

09Aug2015
James Guzman on Borderless Living, International Diversification and Life in Mexico

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James Guzman meets in scenic San Miguel de Allende to discuss his work with Borderless as well as topics such as international living and diversification, the economic crisis, expatriation and living in Mexico.

06Aug2015
Badass Motorbike Surfing Is the X-Treme Pipe Dream

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For nearly two years Robbie Maddison has been focused on making surfing on his motorbike a reality. His efforts paid off in Tahiti, where he rode the world famous waves at Teahupoo and Papara.

03Jul2015
This 30-Foot Wipeout in Mexico's Puerto Escondido Surf Is Absolutely Incredible

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Any keen surfers will know that an occasional wipeout is part of the territory but this footage of British surfer Tom Lowe is taking extreme to a whole other level.

22Jun2015
Doing the Jesus Walk on Mexico's La Ventana Surf

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The Jesus Walk and slides kite tricks in La Ventana, Baja California, Mexico. This incredible kiteboarding destination offers perfect wind and kitesurfing conditions.

15Jun2015
Australian Nikki Van Dijk Wins at Baja California's Los Cabos Open of Surf 2015

SurferToday.com

The Australian surfer defeated Silvana Lima in the Women's Qualification Series 6000 competition. Despite some damage to her equipment, Van Dijk used tactics to secure victory in Baja California.

12Jun2015
Watch a Mexican Surfing Fiesta in '627 Hours'

Vimeo

627 Hours is a surf film that follows four professional surfers from Ventura, California on a month long surfing venture south of the boarder

15May2015
Big Wave Surfing on the Biggest Pacific Swell to Hit Puerto Escondido in Decades

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The biggest swell in decades hit Puerto Escondido this May attracting the world’s best big wave surfers. See for yourself why Puerto Escondido is considered one of the heaviest breaks in the world.

13May2015
Pro Surfers Are Totally Stoked as New Ocean Activists

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Surfers are shedding their "whatever, dude" attitude to tackle climate change, plastic pollution, and green up their sport.

09May2015
Why Is Mexico Such a Popular Retirement Destination?

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If you've ever been to Mexico, you've probably visited some of its beautiful beaches. But there's a lot more to Mexico than beaches, and if you've never been there or if you are afraid to visit for one reason or another, you are missing out.

08May2015
Pro Surfer Takes on Massive Puerto Escondido Wave

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Pro surfer Mark Healey took on a massive set of waves off Mexico’s Puerto Escondido last weekend, riding a part of the “Mexican Pipeline” in conditions that only a handful of expert surfers would dare attempt.

03May2015
Formula One Engineer's Jetsurf Is the Ultimate Ride

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JetSurf features one of the most ecological engines in the world, that can get up to 60 kmh thanks to an innovative technology, designed by Formula 1 engineer Martin Sula.

06Apr2015
Baja's La Ventana Hosts 2015 KiteFoil Gold Cup Event

Vimeo

The town of La Ventana, Baja California Sur just hosted the first of three events on the 2015 KiteFoil Gold Cup tour for professional racers from around the world.

24Feb2015
How Not to Surf Baja California's Todos Santos

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British-Australian pro surfer Taz Knight narrowly escaped serious problems after getting caught inside at Todos Santos, in Mexico.

25Jan2015
Team Stand Up Mexico Takes 2015 Painkiller Cup

The BVI Beacon

Team Stand Up Mexico paddled away from the competition during the third annual Painkiller Cup this month.

04Jan2015
Take a Stand Up Paddle River Adventure in Mexico

SupMexico

Aaron and Heather explore the rivers of Mexico by Stand Up Paddling. Their goal is to push the sport of SUP to new levels with unexplored rivers and new techniques.

19Dec2014
Baja's Iconic Surf Spot Under Threat - Join Environmentalists to #SaveSanMiguel

Earth Island Journal

Surfers and environmentalists have launched a campaign to have the San Miguel beach and watershed protected as a state park.

15Dec2014
From Mexico to the Maldives, 'The SUP Movie' Follows Kai Lenny Around the Globe

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Follow Kai Lenny and the best Stand-UP Paddlers paired with leading action sports cinematographers as they travel the globe chasing perfect waves as well as capturing unique perspectives from all facets of this growing sport.

23Aug2014
What's SUP? A Great Way to Do Yoga in Mexico

SUP Magazine

So ubiquitous is stand up paddle boarding (SUP) now that it's done just about anywhere there's water. Hip hotels and outfitters across the country now offer dedicated SUP yoga classes and lessons.

19Jul2014
Solo Paddle Boarder Making World Record Canada-to-Mexico Trip for Charity

KEYT.com

One man is paddle boarding more than 1,400 miles from Canada to the Mexico border. That man is Will Schmidt. The former U.S. Marine is making this trip to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

16Jul2014
See the Biggest Swell of the Year in Mexico

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RedBull captures the triumphs, tribulations and really big barrels as Puerto Escondido’s Mexi-Pipe goes XXL.

13Jul2014
California's Luke Davis Wins 2014 ASP 4-Star Surf Open Acapulco

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The 4-Star Surf Open Acapulco crowned Luke Davis its 2014 champion in flawless two-to-four-foot surf at Playa Revolcadero, Acapulco, Mexico. This marks Davis’ first ever ASP Qualifying Series victory.

23Jun2014
Los Cabos Open of Surf Wins for Banting and Ho

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At the ASP 6-Star Los Cabos Open of Surf, Australian Matt Banting and Hawaiian Coco Ho have claimed victory in excellent four-to-six foot waves at Zippers in Los Cabos, Mexico.

04Jun2014
Veteran Sets Off on 1,400 Mile SUP Trip for Charity

theLog

After completing two successful long distance stand-up paddleboard rides, Will Schmidt is now making his most ambitious paddle. This time, he is paddling his SUP 1,400 miles from Canada to Mexico.

25Feb2014
North American Windsurfing Championships Results

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Held at Cancun, Mexico, 70 competitors from 8 countries took part in the North American Windsurfing Championships for the RS:X and Techno 293 Classes on February 20-23.

13Feb2014
North American Windsurfing Championships to Make a Welcome Return to Mexico

International Windsurfing

Organized by the Mexican Windsurfing Association, from Puerto Cancun Marina, competition returns this year to Mexico, where windsurfing has been developing steadily since the last visit in 2011.

26Jun2013
Big Waves and Big Surfers Ready for Second Annual Surf Open Acapulco

The Los Angeles Times

Revolcadero Beach in Acapulco, Mexico, will be the site of the second annual Surf Open Acapulco, which runs July 2-7.

16May2013
Surfers of the World Taking a Stand to Save Waves

Imperial Beach Patch

On the first ever Global Wave Wednesday, surfers and environmentalists from 10 countries came together last week in Rosarito to talk about some old and new strategies to preserve waves and beaches.

15May2013
ASP 4-Star Surf Open Acapulco Confirmed for 2013

ASP World Tour

For the second consecutive year, the Association of Surfing Professionals 4-Star Surf Open Acapulco will return to the punchy Mexican beachbreak of Playa Revolcadero, with the 2013 addition slated to unfold from July 2-7, 2013.


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