Mike Doyle has been part of Cabo Surf since the hotel´s beginning. To see him nose ride was part of the entertainment at the restaurant. His Morning Glass book was the first item for sale at our little shop. By the way, I still don´t get why a movie hasn´t been made out of that story, so incredible. He would make a friend out of everyone, I saw it when people would ask him about his art, great paintings hanging all over the hotel. His eagerness to teach people of all ages catch a wave reflected his love for sharing his passion. Eventually, we opened the surf school with his mentoring. But the best part was his unique sense of humor, he was always laughing about something or may I say enjoying life´s precious moments. He inspired me to be little bit more than him of which I haven´t achieved much, but I will keep trying. Long live his great spirit and personality.
Mike Doyle Surf School with it's Cabo Surf Shop is located inside Cabo Surf Hotel on one of the top surfing beaches in Los Cabos. With long rides, it is the ideal spot for long boarders.
We are located at the tourist corridor at Km 28, just 8 minutes from downtown San Jose del Cabo's shopping and dining zone, and 20 minutes from Cabo San Lucas nightlife.
If you are a surf enthusiast, you will appreciate the Cabo Surf Shop on the premises of the Cabo Surf Hotel, with its large rental fleet of epoxy boards that include: long boards, short boards, soft boards, boogie boards and Stand Up Paddleboards. No need to fly the boards down and risk damages or mishandling and expensive airline charges.
Location: Acapulquito Beach the best place to learn surf in the entire Cabos area, view map.
School schedule: daily from 8am to 6pm. (7pm during the summer).
Every lesson includes: board rental, rashguard, instructions on the beach and in the water. Students must arrive 20 minutes before class, to watch a 10 minute instructional video in the lobby. The video is also available for purchase with a discount during the class. It's a great tool for students who wish to keep practicing later.
Reservations: Through email, phone (+52 (624) 142 26 66) or "just walk in".
You need: Swimsuit, camera and sunblock, we also have a surf shop on premises. Our Cabo Surf Shop offers: Doyle softboard rentals for beginners and a large inventory of Surftech boards of all shapes and sizes, boggie boards, beach umbrellas and our own surf clothing line.
All our instructors are certified by NSSIA (National Surf Schools & Instructors Association)
The National Association of Surf Schools and Instructors (NSSIA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering surf etiquette, water safety, and quality instruction programs for surfers through professional instructor development, education, accreditation and research.
NSSIA has adopted the following principles to guide and govern activities of the association.
Buenos amigos, Patrick O'Neill (O'Neill Wetsuits) and surf legend Mike Doyle having a good time at 7 Seas Restaurant in Cabo Surf Hotel (July 2013).
Mike's surfing career took off when he was voted "Best Surfer" by Surfer magazine in 1965 and 1966. Mike earned the nickname"Ironman" for his participation in surfing, tandem and paddle races all in the same day and usually winning at least two of three competitions. In 1968 Mike won the coveted Duke Kahanamoku Contest at Sunset Beach, Hawaii and the world surfing title in Peru.
He holds the honor of inventing the first snowboard (he still snowboards 90 days a year) and the soft surfboard. Mike also had his own pro model surfboard the popular "Doyle Model" created in his honor by Robert August. When he is not traveling the world, Mike lives every surfers dream by splitting his time between San Diego and Cabo San Lucas where he surfs and paints scenes of the ocean and the flavor of Baja.
Whom ever thought that skinny little kid from Inglewood (California) would become a world surfing champ and later a 'legend' - "I didn't". I just loved to surf and went at it with everything I had. I dreamed surf - ate surf, and thought about it everyday all day long - "possessed yes" and that's what make's a champion.
Stay at it; work hard and work smart. Working smart means "how can I improve. I get asked all the time, "do you still surf?" My reply is of course, almost everyday, why not, its not like football in which after your pro career is over you never play again.
Surfing is more of a "lifestyle" and if you're really serious you build a lifestyle compatible with your loves and ambitions. I once overheard a fan ask Florence Chadwick (famous swimmer) if she still swam. In response she handed the man a card that read, "Yes I still swim."
I wrote a book, " Morning Glass " which explains what it takes to be a champion, but more than winning the trophy, it explains how to live like a champ - remember the best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun!
I now reside in Mexico down at the tip of Baja and spend my time surfing and painting. Painting has always been my passion, and yes, now I'm possessed again. I'm going through the process again, work hard, work smart and more than anything, love what you are doing or drop it. I've found if you don't like what you're doing, you are going to sabotage yourself anyway.
Life is like a wave, so why not take a big one and get a long ride all the way to the beach!
Mike Parsons is a pro surfer sponsored by Billabong. Famous for riding the cortez bank huge waves and winning a prize for it. Here we see him at Jaws in Maui, Hawaii.
Pat O'Connell is generally considered the happiest surfer alive. Take away the foam checks, the contest jerseys and the fame, and this Endless Summer II star would still spend the majority of his waking hours in the water. One of the most gregarious and well-liked pro surfers ever, it's hard to imagine he spent the first 12 years of his life without seeing the ocean.
Kelly Slater by winning the 2010 World Championship became the 10 - T E N!!! times world champion in surfing. Here with Miguel and Enrique.
"I am originally from Caracas, Venezuela. I grew up in a surf environment. My father, uncles, aunts and cousins all are surfers and we used to get together and watch surf movies, my favorite one is “The wave warrior” from Herbie Fletcher. He was the best. When I was six years old my dad taught me how to surf and all that I know is thanks to him.
When I was 22 I started working in a private club called Puerto Azul. I worked as a beach recreational guide (including surf instruction) for 6 years. While I was living in Venezuela I had the chance to travel and surf many places in the Caribbean Islands, Central America and North America.
Then in 2004 I applied for a job request as a surf instructor and I moved to San Jose del Cabo and started working here at Mike Doyle Surf School until the present. For the last 11 years I’ve been sharing my knowledge of my 29 years surf experience with my students. Also while I’ve been here I had the chance to surf the Baja Peninsula.
I enjoy, and is “the best feeling ever” when my students stand up and ride a wave for the first time and that is why I keep doing it!"Daniel Rossi
I’m Luis Alberto Resendiz Villanueva, surf instructor at Mike Doyle Surf School since 2010 until today.
I started surfing when I was 14, Miguel Rojas was my motivator and teacher, I learned to surf at Costa Azul, Todos Santos, Pescadero and Cerritos, using all kinds of boards from shortboards to longboards, my favorites are longboards.
In 2009 I was given the oportunity to work at Mike Doyle Surf School, first renting out boards then with time, I was given the chance to teach, I’m very passionate about transmitting my knowledge to my students and sharing the adrenaline rush you get when riding a wave and becoming a part of it.
I’ve taught all ages and I just love it, the best way to keep learning is to keep teaching!
"Hola! My name is Jose Manuel Bustamante "Hutch". Originally from Mexico City, I've been a surf Photographer since 2007. I feel very lucky to do what I do, Photography and Surf, my biggest two passions in life.
I really enjoy seeing people's faces when they see their photos and get stoked.
See you at the beach!”
Mike Doyle's Surf School is located inside Cabo Surf Hotel in San Jose del Cabo, we have a spa and restaurant on location as well.
The Cabo Surf Hotel is a boutique beach resort located on one of the most privileged beaches in Los Cabos: Acapulquito, also known as "Old Man's". The hotel was voted the 7th best kept secret, out of 21, from Elle Magazine, and was listed in Lucky Magazine as one of the editor's "no-apologies splurges". Bridal Magazine published a whole article about a wedding we hosted.
Our 7 Seas seafood grille is well established among the visiting and local crowds. With an ocean view not found in any other restaurant in the Cabo area we are lucky to offer such an experience to our clientele.
With a staff of talented food professionals, our executive chef Alejandro Rodriguez puts together a unique offering of menu items that are hardly found somewhere else.
Our specialty is fresh sea bass from our baja waters prepared in different and creative ways. Other fresh seafood is featured in the list such as: fresh tuna, shrimp, lobster, calamari, crab and scallops.
We are proud to use our Mexican heritage to craft dishes that have an accent and are based on great recipes brought from other parts such as the Mediterranean, Asia and the U.S. We also cater a carefully selected wine list with the best Los Cabos has to offer from Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley, Napa, Colchagua, Mendoza, Barossa Valley and Marlborough.
If you’re looking to treat yourself to body indulgences in Los Cabos and want to feel like a queen or king while doing it, Sea Spa & Salon is the place to go.
This quiet and cozy yet versatile facility at the Cabo Surf Hotel in San Jose del Cabo has a menu of therapies and treatments sure to astound you with good quality and pricing.
A small reception area gives way to the salon, where manicures, pedicures, hairstyling, and make up application take place. In addition, there are 3 body treatments rooms.
Enjoy a complete list of facials, massage therapies and body treatment options. Treatments use natural products created exclusively for Sea Spa & Salon by spa designer Camille. Its shampoos, conditioners, body butters, scrubs, and lotions will leave you smelling as amazing as they make you feel and all are available to go.
Even the makeup is mineral based. Walk-ins welcome.
Annie Doyle Kite Surfing at the East Cape, Los Cabos
Mike Doyle Kite Surfing at the East Cape, Los Cabos
Both legends. Don Hansen set up one of the first surf shops in Southern California, Mike worked with him when he was younger.