Surfing and Thunderstorms: Is It Safe?

surfing and Thunderstorms: Is It Safe

Hello, surfers and adventurers! At Wildmex, we understand your concerns about surfing during the rainy season and thunderstorms. We want to ensure you have the best possible experience in the water while staying safe. That’s why we’re providing valuable information on the best times to surf and how to stay safe during this season. 

When is the Rainy Season in Punta de Mita and La Lancha? 

The rainy season in Punta de Mita and La Lancha runs from June to October, peaking in August and September. During these months, rain is common, especially in the afternoons and evenings. Knowing these details is essential for planning your surf sessions safely and effectively. 

surfing and Thunderstorms: Is It Safe

Best Times to Surf 

Calm Mornings: Mornings are usually safer and more stable for surfing. Thunderstorms generally occur in the afternoon or evening, making the early hours of the day ideal for enjoying the waves without risks.  

Safety in Punta de Mita and La Lancha 

As locals, we at Wildmex can confidently say that we haven’t had significant incidents related to thunderstorms on our beaches. To date, no serious problems have been reported in our surf areas, reinforcing the safety of morning activities. 

surfing and Thunderstorms: Is It Safe

Safety Recommendations: 

  • Plan Your Surf Sessions: Take advantage of the mornings when the weather is more stable for your surf sessions. 
  • Consult Local Experts: Surf with local experts and stay in continuous communication with them to get the most recent and accurate information about sea conditions. 
  • Surf with a Buddy: It’s always safer to surf with a friend or in a group, and it’s more fun too. 
  • Safety Equipment: Make sure you have a strong and well-maintained leash. 
  • Follow the 30-30 Rule: If you see lightning, count to 30. If you hear thunder before you reach 30, find a sheltered location immediately. Wait at least 30 minutes after the last lightning strike before returning outside. 
  • Seek Safe Shelter: If a storm approaches while you are on the beach, seek shelter in a closed building and avoid open areas and tall objects. 

Enjoy Surfing Safely 

We want you to enjoy the waves safely and responsibly. Always check the weather, follow our safety recommendations, and plan your surfing sessions accordingly. Share this information with other surfers so we can all enjoy the waves safely. 

For more information about the area and safety tips, feel free to contact us at 

Thank you for reading and stay safe in the water! 🌊🏄‍♂️🌴 

By WildMex Newsletter TIPS