Before talking about Punta de Mita surf breaks, we want to clarify something that could be confusing for first-time visitors.
The difference between, “Punta Mita”, “Punta de Mita” and the “Punta Mita Area”.
Punta Mita is Mexico’s premiere luxury golf and spa vacation enclave.
The most exclusive holiday resort of all Mexico, located at the tip of the Punta Mita peninsula.
Punta de Mita is the village at the entrance of the Punta Mita Resort.
For locals, the Punta Mita area goes from the Cruz de Huanacaxtle to Sayulita and it features 9 great surf breaks.
Why Surfing In Punta de Mita
Surf breaks in this area are consistent, mostly secluded and thus a lot less crowded than the beach of Sayulita. The water here never had pollution problems.
When conditions are ideal, Punta de Mita is home to one of the longest waves in Mexico:
2) El Anclote
When waves are big and not surfable in La Lancha and Punta Burros, it’s time to go to “El Anclote” beach.
El Anclote is located on the far West end of the Punta de Mita beach.
It is the easiest surf break to access in the area. You can park your car and with 2 minutes walk, you’ll be ready to surf.
Punta de Mita beach features several bars and restaurants. For this reason, it is the perfect place to bring your family along. They’ll have plenty of activities to do while you surf. You can also take advantage of it to refresh between a ride and the other.
El Anclote’s Wave
This is not a particularly consistent wave. A big summer south swell is needed for El Anclote to break. Occasionally, big winter north swells can fire up El Anclote too.
The wave is mellow and ideal for longboarders and it is by far the longest ride of the bay.
In good days, this right wave point break over rock bottom can be surfed for well over 500 meters and the ride can last close to 1 minute.
Because of this wave, Punta de Mita is also known as the Mexican Malibù.
The biggest difference being the crowd.
While you’ll never be alone in El Anclote when it breaks, there are never too many people and a scarcity of waves.
Waves in El Anclote are normally head to chest high and occasionally, but it is very rare, they can go as high as head to overhead (7ft).
Ideal El Anclote Swell – Wind – Tide
- Swell: from South, South-West.
- Wind: from North North-West.
- Tide: mid to low.
Getting to Playa El Anclote
Playa Anclote access is at the west end of Avenida El Anclote in Punta de Mita. Most people pass through the El Coral Restaurant to access it.
This break is also located in Punta de Mita.
To get to the beach access point you have to get to La Quinta del Sol Hotel.
Just follow the signs visible all over the town.
When the swell comes and conditions are spot on, you can catch a really nice wave here.
Usually very fast and not too long but it can be a fun challenge.
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