Puerto Vallarta, Bucerías, Mexico
Learn how to stand up paddle and have lessons at Surf Mexico an ASI accredited school, located at Bucerias, Nayarit, only 35 minutes drive from Puerto Vallarta).
Bucerias is a small fishing village on a stretch of that country's Pacific coast known as the Riviera Nayarit. Here, the conditions are ideal for stand up paddle, with clear waters, white sand, and stunning scenery.
Surf Mexico is owned and run by Adam Finer. He has been involved in competitive sports from an early age, including snowboarding, windsurfing, kitesurfing and now stand up paddle.
Adam also competed whilst in the Canadian Military, and won awards all around the world in Biathalon, Pole vault and holds records for his prowess on the obstacle course. He was also a tech rep and team rider for North Kiteboarding, started a custom line of his own kiteboards, owned a kiteboarding school in Canada and is a film producer of commercial marketing videos.
Adam holds ASI Level 3 Downwind & Distance Paddling and ASI Level 3 SUP Surfing accreditation, as well as surf rescue and senior first aid qualifications. He has instructed hundreds of hours of stand up paddle, competed in SUP events throughout the world, created and event managed SUP race series competition events in Mexico.
Surf Mexico, was started in 2007 by Adam and his wife, Veronica Nava, and the two have pioneered the sport of stand up paddle in Mexico. They are also the largest distributor of stand up paddle boards in Mexico. They are assisted in the school by experienced and accredited SUP instructors.
Surf Mexico is also an ASI Instructor Training Centre (ITC). Adam is an ASI Level 2 SUP Trainer (Flat Water) and Level 1 SUP Trainer (Surf) and authorised to train others to be ASI accredited stand up paddle instructors.
Surf Mexico offers beginner to elite-advanced level from flat water to downwind racing or sup wave surfing. Group and private lessons, certificate courses, fitness training camps, team building for children, adults, parties, school groups, and corporates.
Stand up paddle surfaris are conducted at various locations. The secluded island sanctuary of Islas Marieta, with paddling in out of caves and 92 different resident species of birds. Banderas Bay’s most treasured natural landmarks and Vallarta’s famed Los Arcos, a beautiful ecological reserve with schools of tropical fish.
Great stand up paddle board and equipment packages, customised to your requirements, are also available. Other adventure sports available include kitesurfing, windsurfing and canoe club.
Accomodation packages also available - to ensure the perfect SUP escape.
The SUP School operates at:
- Bucerias, Nayarit (near Puerto Vallarta) Mexico