Huatulco offers surfers quite a few options when it comes to catching waves. The town is situated almost right in the middle of two world class waves. One of them being Puerto Escondido, the other Barra de la Cruz. Puerto Escondido is a two hour drive from Huatulco.
Renting a car is a popular choice to be able to drive straight into any of the local spots although you can get there by ADO bus line for about $15usd. Barra de la Cruz, is only about 45 minutes from Huatulco. This spot sometimes gets crowded with local surfers so often its best to take a guide and go in their vehicle. This can be helpful in avoiding any conflict with the people in the village or the other surfers giving you a hard time. If you surf, you know this is just part of the sport.
There are a lot of great guides that were raised surfing these breaks and can be a huge source of information as well as give friendly guidance. If you do decide to hire a surf guide, they will also offer to take you to other more hidden spots like Mojon and Majahual. Both of these beaches are accessed down dirt roads with minimal signage off of highway 200. Once there, it takes a bit of a hike to get to the waves, but is generally well worth the long haul. These beaches are pretty solitary, but we recommend you don’t bring anything of great value.
There is also a fun break at La Bocana, considered the last bay of the Huatulco development. The beach is situated where the Copalita river flows into the Pacific ocean. Here you can rent surf boards by the day or by the hour, as well as take surf lessons with knowledgeable ex-pat Adam Boulton. This beach is popular for beginners, but also attracts lots of locals when the waves pick up. This is a great spot to spend the day in the surf, have lunch, enjoy the people and culture, and soak up HUATULCO.
To make surfing lesson arrangements in advance, you can contact Adam Directly: