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Zicazteca Surf School

Calle del Morro s/n | Hotel Rockaway, Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
+52 954 127 9442
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Great surfing experience!

Julio and Hectar were both very knowledgeable and patient with our family. They made sure we were... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Best surf experience

My boyfriend and I had the best surf experience with Julio and his friend Hector. My boyfriend took... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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Zicazteca Surf School - Specializing in Surf Lessons, Surf Trips, and Custom Surf Board Painting in Puerto Escondido, Oax.Puerto Escondido has long been known as a world class surf destination. Come learn from a true local, whose family has lived here in Puerto for generations. Julio Soto Noyola will be your instructor and guide.As a surf instructor Julio's goal is to provide safe and fun surf lessons for beginner - intermediate surfers. He has many years experience as a surf instructor and has taught students both here in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca and in Sayulita, Nayarit. He uses boards that are specifically designed for beginner surfers with a softer surface material and flexible fins for safety.If you are a seasoned surfer coming to Puerto for the best the waves have to offer, Julio can take you to surf destinations within several hours of Puerto Escondido. These spots have epic waves and the added bonus of being less crowded. Let us know what you are interested in and we can set it up for you. Professional photo sessions are available.Custom surf board painting is available upon request. Julio is extremely creative, ask to see some photos of previous projects.
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Calle del Morro s/n | Hotel Rockaway, Playa Zicatela, Puerto Escondido 71980, Mexico
+52 954 127 9442

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Julio and Hectar were both very knowledgeable and patient with our family. They made sure we were prepared with the skills we needed before we got in the water. It was also very nice getting picked up and dropped off.

Thank jconnell1342
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had the best surf experience with Julio and his friend Hector. My boyfriend took surf lessons for three days and I did for two. Even tough I got my butt kicked by the ocean, it was so much fun because of...More

Thank Jannet23
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We are a couple who has surfed before, twice. But Julio and Hector(motor) gave us the best tips and were by far, the best instructors we've experienced. We surfed three days in a row, and they picked us up at our hotel, and because we...More

Thank Sebastian N
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband and I had never had a surf lesson before and were more-or-less beginners. Julio and Hector showed us the ropes and had us up and surfing on our first two-hour lesson. Julio is a total rock star. Engaging, friendly, patient, encouraging, knowledgeable. We...More

Thank travelingKO
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I was an absolute beginner and yet this morning after just 2 hours I was surfing! I was able to stand up and surf three or four waves. Julio was very patient and supportive. I definitely recommend it.

Thank gregtoffer
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend Julio and his boys for surfing lessons. We were a party of 5: two adults, one 14 year old daughter, one 12 year old son and one 8 year old daughter, with no surfing experience. After 1 private lesson we were all...More

2  Thank littleguns72
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Me and my daughter were in Mexico for the summer and wanted to try surfing while in Puerto. I had been a bit hesitant at first as we'd never surfed, but couldn't be happier with our experience. Julio and the other guys, Motor and Chile,...More

1  Thank Liz R
Reviewed 2 September 2016

It was my 4th surf camp, and with the help of Julio, Hector and Maciel I began to catch some waves on my own, with some of their advice and tricks! ;-) The guys are easy and fun, always smiling and loving surf and life....More

1  Thank Lelebash80
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Julio was awesome, my brother and I had little or no surfing experience, but Julio got us standing up with his capable and confident instruction. We both had a good time and I'd recommend his lessons to anyone!

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I took surf lessons with Julio and Chilla, what a great experience!! These guys were patient, very professional and so great with my little girl, we really had an awesome time, she is STILL smiling and we will for sure do another...More

1  Thank freewheeljasper
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