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Discover Punta Sayulita and Amazing Surfing with Fernando Stalla

Punta Sayulita
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March 27, 2016

Fernando Stalla is recognized as one of the top 10 surfers and stand up paddlers in the world, has lived in Sayulita for many years AND works as the surfing instructor for 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!

Fernando was born in Fiji while his parents were sailing around the world so it´s no wonder he was drawn to the sea from the beginning. At the age of 12 he discovered Sayulita and it proved to be the perfect training ground for him and many other surfers.

He now spends his months between the Californian summer and the Mexican winter where he focuses all his energy on a single goal: to become the best SUP athlete in the world in both the distance races and the surf competitions. To keep his professional growth going Stalla dedicates himself to a strict training program created for both long and short distances. He also goes free diving and spear fishing a part of this maritime activities. He is also a member of the Mexican National Surf Team.

“My passion for the ocean, has given me the opportunity to enjoy this sport and make a career out of it. It was not till 2010 when I decided to travel to California to stir my career as a Pro Athlete in the Stand Up Paddle World”

“In 2010 I entered many SUP Races and SUP Surf contests, getting some impressive results. 2011 was a remarkable season winning multiple races. 2012 has been a great year so far. I see the potential that I can reach, I love what I do and I am determined to become the number 1 SUP Men Of The World. I`ve been hooked to this great sport, ever since”
– Fernando Stalla.

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