Hi Kate!
The boys all said it was their favorite activity of the trip! Hopefully my oldest son, with the knee injury, will recover and can try again on his next trip.
Kim Trouard , January 17, 2019


“Surf’s Up!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 April 2015

We spent a week in Mazatlán this past February, and Mazatlán Surf Addiction was the highlight of our trip. We were able to plan everything through Kate, who lives in Edmonton, via email a few weeks before the trip and booking could not have been easier.

Our first lesson, Miguel picked us up at our hotel in his Jeep, 8:00 am. He had already driven to several different beaches that morning checking the waves, ensuring us the best place to surf for our ability that day. He supplied everything we needed - the boards, wetsuits and rash guards. It did not take Miguel long to have us up on our boards. After catching her first wave, my wife, who had been hesitant to surf three out of seven days, excitedly declared, “This is all I want to do now!”

Miguel is a professional surfer who has represented Mexico in international surfing competitions. His surfing credentials are impressive and the locals know and respect him. My entire family took a liking to him right away as he was very friendly and knowledgeable. (His English is also very good.)

There are several surf lesson companies in Mazatlán to choose from, and according to Miguel they are all pretty good. I must say, though, that Mazatlán Surf Addiction went above and beyond our expectations in every way. As a family we prefer to always try new places, new food and new experiences. But, thanks to Miguel, we all agreed that Mazatlán is somewhere we’d like to return. When we go back we will be booking with Mazatlán Surf Addiction again.

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— - Scott Smith April 18, 2015
I know them all! They are my friends, but the one I recommend is Mazatlán Surf Addiction! The instructor is Miguel Rodriguez, we called him “Bonga”. He is a very good surfer, he did represent México in a lot of International Competitions. And also he is a very good teacher, he is patient, very serious in his work and he has a lot of experience since he was very young.
— Leanne Wright
Miguel was our expert and friendly instructor on both days. He picked us up at our hotel, right on time with surf boards hanging out of the trunk of his car. The beach of choice was the magnificent La Bruja out at Cerritos (North end of Mazatlan by the Riu resort). 

On both days there were perfect waves for beginners and advanced surfers. Great location, great waves and a sandy bottom... very nice all around. 

Miguel is very attentive and supportive. After the dry land lessons, he will be in the water with you the whole time. Every victory is celebrated, and every wipeout is analyzed for improvement (with a smile). 

It’s all very gentle, and the locals are just fine with newbies in their midst. 

Warm water, 
hot sand and sun, great waves, expert instruction by a passionate, nice guy
, and....Mexico. 

I can’t imagine what you are waiting for!!
— adventuresinmikeslife.blogspot.com
 
Miguel/Bonga,
I wanted to send you a thank you and feel free to post on your website.

My wife and 10-year old son had surf lessons while on a Carnival Cruise on spring break.
Bonga was great, he picked us up at the cruise port terminal and was waiting for us with a sign to greet us.
He took us to a great spot with small waves, was patient and thorough in communicating the surf techniques. He even was able to provide wet-suits for both.
Within minutes, both my wife and son soon were standing up and surfing the waves of Mazatlan. Both had a great time and truly enjoyed their experience. Now my son is hooked and wants a surfboard.
After a 2-hour surf lesson, Bonga took us all back to the cruise ship in his personal car, with the surfboards on top of the car.
Thanks again and appreciate your efforts.

Saludos and thanks again!
— Ron Garcia, April 15,2019
Our first family surfing lesson this Christmas was an absolute treat in the capable hands of our experienced and talented instructor, Miguel. He was patient, dedicated and insistent that we see some success during our morning lesson yet never pressured any of us to do anything we weren’t comfortable doing. He knew exactly where to go in Mazatlan to make our experience both fun and challenging and scenic at the same time! We would have no problem returning to Mazatlan and would without hesitation seek out Miguel to guide us again. Thanks Kate and Miguel!
— Michele and Jonathan Rockcliff, December 2013
We all had such a great time in our lesson with Miguel! I can see why you have continued to work with him. Miguel was so patient with all of us beginners and was the first one to cheer us on and celebrate our successes, no matter how little! He is obviously very passionate about surfing!! My husband and son are plotting how to get their own boards for our next trip to Mazatlan. (7, 9 and 11 year old along with Mom and Dad)
— Tara Perrson, December 2013
If you’re thinking about a surf trip to mainland Mexico, you need to check out Mazatlan Surf Addiction. I was taking a trip to Mazatlan to visit my parents and being an avid surfer from SoCal, I thought I’d check out the potential for getting in a few sessions while I was there. Not really getting my hopes up to high as I’d never really heard much about the place having much for quality waves but... was I ever wrong! I was so lucky to have stumbled on to the Surf Addiction website and meet Miguel, a seriously charging surfer, and a very knowledgeable surf guide. He took me to some of the most epic breaks I’d ever seen, let alone surfed. I couldn’t believe what I saw the first spot we went to - perfect, juicy, long, left hand peeling walls that I’d envisioned carving in my dreams, there before my eyes.... AND NO ONE OUT!!!! We surfed alone and caught perfect wave after wave until I couldn’t paddle any longer, It was still firing when we left and no one else showed up...ALL DAY! The next day the swell dropped a lot but he took me to another lefty that was even more pumping? When the swell completely flattened out, he knew of beach breaks that were still fun. If you’re looking for an uncrowded epic surf expedition, check out Surf Addiction. AMAZING!
— Shane Gaalaas, April 2013
Everything was great. Thanks for the follow-up! Miguel was a great instructor. I can definitely say, as having surfed before, he was the best I’ve had! After every run he pinpointed what the problem was and helped us focus on it. The surf was perfect too, the size of the waves were great for both me and my boyfriend. He really enjoyed his first time as well. I’m trying to think of tips to improve on but I honestly can’t. Thanks for everything, I will definitely recommend to others at the resort as well as friends visiting Mazatlan in the future!!
Cheers
— Christina Skinner , May 2015