Cabo Surf Retreat provides exclusive surf retreats in Cabo. New friends will be met, new memories will be created, new skills learned, and new goals will be achieved, lots of perfect waves.

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Joe Martinez

Reviews (6)

Teresa Wong

from Canada, September 2019

"Simple, Authentic, Relaxing, Fun & Safe :)"

Joe was very welcoming, accommodating & fun. He's a great teacher in helping you to progress faster in surfing. I progressed from a beginner-intermediate, to a confident intermediate surfer. Joe was patient and fun, and si, loco :) He answered all my questions and helped me catch enough different waves to ride some critical drop waves! Such an awesome feeling! I was throwing shaka signs all the time :) You can catch waves, but if you don't understand wave selection you won't become a smarter surfer. Gracias Joe for the fun hrs on the surf waiting for the olas, watching amazing sunsets & mucho laughing.

Joe would find the best breaks everyday, so we went to various breaks depending on the conditions. Even the East Cape. If it's a long day trip, he'll bring an authentic Mexican lunch to share with you and pitch an umbrella for shade to chill on the beach post surf. :)

Joe is very welcoming and lovely. He will help you out and recommend activities or things to do. The hostel is clean and quiet, in a good location; you can also meet his cute madre who is very nice and hospitable. She will take care of you too :)

San Jose del Cabo is also quieter and calmer than Cabo San Lucas, which is a commercialized Americanized party town. San Jose was relaxing, chill and more authentic to Baja. I had fun meeting the locals and practicing my Spanglish :) There are more beginner surf breaks on the San Jose side than Cabo.

This is 100% one of the best surf camp instructions I've had so far

Jill Fraser

from Canada, July 2019

"“Crazy Joe” is Fantastic!!"

Joe is full of life, professional, easy going, and flexible to personalize your surf experience. He takes excellent care of every detail, including your comfort level, and safety, allowing you to focus on what you’re there for - surfing!!! Joe is a fantastic instructor and really knows his stuff!!! I highly recommend this trip!

Shura Fowler

from United States, April 2021

"All good , surfs up!"

The surfing ! Joe was very professional. He was also mindful of the body mechanics. I called him the wave whisperer. Joe knew exactly when a good wave would come and he even said he smells a good wave coming ! He would say, “this is your wave , paddle forward ,” I was frightful but he gave me the confidence. As a beginner at day 5, I was catching the waves on my own! The best feeling ever! His crew was so amazing and encouraging. Also a wonderful guid , went to another surf spot that was amazing. Woke up to the sunset . Very authentic trip! Highly recommend! And I’m 40! Cheers and salute!


from United States, February 2020

"Surf camp "

All around good chill time Joe is a great instructor really wants to get you surfing correctly from the start a great representative of surfing I couldn’t be happier

Braxton Beebe

from United States, November 2019

"Amazing Cabo Surf Camp"

First time surfing in my life and I caught a couple waves all by myself and was able to ride them out within my week here!! I am still so happy I made the choice to book this camp, Joe helped me catch so many waves and improved my skills incredibly! I love how welcoming and friendly Loco Joe is, he made my week there feel like home. As soon as I arrived he began talking to me about what our plans were and how we were going to improve my skills. He and his moms friendliness and hospitality are top tier making the stay so comfortable and I never wanted to leave. The food is absolutely fantastic; breakfast was healthy and tasty consisting of fruits and coffee; while lunch consisted of delicious, true Mexican food. Our night on the beach was awesome and sleeping under a sky full of stars was truly magical, bring a pair of warmer clothes because it does get chilly! We topped off the trip with a afternoon/night in Cabo San Lucas where we relaxed by the beach, saw the arch via boat, and finished the night at a bar!! I even stepped on an urchin and Joe took a ton of time that night digging the spines out until they were all out! I highly recommend this surf camp to everyone and anyone!