December 26, 2010 | By Donna Evans
If you have always wanted to catch the big wave, but have never been surfing, Mexico can offer you a great opportunity to try this sport.
Surfing lessons are available for the novice just north of Puerto Vallarta at Punta Mita. The waves are gentle and they are slow and long. Lessons are also available at Tranquilo Surf.
If you know how to surf and are looking for a little more excitement, maybe Troncones is the place for you. It is just an hour away from the fishing village of Zihuantenejo. Again, there are lessons available and you may be able to find the secret places of the surfing specialists.
For those who love to surf and have no fear, head to Puerto Escondido to try your skill (and luck) with the Zicatela pipeline. Watch the daily show from the beach as the towering peak is challenged by experts. Or you can give it your best shot! Surf gurus can take you to some lesser waves more suited to your skill level, if you don’t have good insurance.