La Saladita is one of Mexico’s premier surf spots. It is well-known for providing a great left-hand point break. This article will discuss the brief history of surfing in the so-called “longboarder’s paradise of Mexico” – La Saladita.
Surfers discovered La Saladita in the mid-1970s; it was a hidden paradise for surfers, with unlimited waves they can enjoy all day. Locals officially established La Saladita as a surfing destination in 1998, and even though there was still no electricity in the area during that time, many surfers from the U. S. had already been visiting La Saladita since the late 1980s. Electricity was installed at La Saladita in the year 2000. Since then, a lot of resorts and inns started to sprout up around the area, making the beach more lively, attracting more tourists and surfers.
In 2017, one of the most popular surfing events, Mexi Log Fest was held in La Saladita. It is a surfing competition sponsored by some of the most well-known big brands, such as Jeep and Vans. The event aims to strengthen surfing communities through surfing, art, music festivals, and environmental conservation education. The success of the Mexi Log Fest attracts more surfers from across the world, allowing La Saladita and its world-class left point break to be recognized even more.
Today, the surfing community in La Saladita is still expanding. With its left point break ranking seventh in the world, a laid-back beach surfer vibe, and rising surf festivals, there’s no doubt that La Saladita continues to be one of the most favored surf spots around the world.