Our Team

Josue Villegas – Owner and Founder of Tranquilo Surf Adventures

dummy-profileJosue is the local Punta Mita Surf legend with over 25 years of surfing and boating experience in the Punta Mita area and other coastal regions of Mexico.

In 2000 Josue founded Tranquilo Surf Adventures with the intention to show guests to his home town an opportunity to experience the every day natural wonders and pleasures of life in Punta Mita.

His mission from day one has been to share with his guests an original, genuine experience while treating everyone like family – “mi casa, su casa”
Josues vision for the present and future of Tranquilo Surf is to maintain a standard of high quality services and experiences for all of his guests while continuing to be a low impact local company.

By staying true to his values of safety, environmental conservation and respect for all visitors and local community members alike, Josue hopes to continue to share the allure and beauty of surfing and adventures here in Punta Mita.

He is familiar with every nook and cranny inside the Bay of Banderas.
Whether you are looking to catch the best waves, visit a secluded beach or watch whales splash around, Josue knows the best place to take you.

On top of that, you are certain to get an authentic Mexican experience as he is a living encyclopedia of Mexico’s history, culture, food, geography, and its plant, animal and marine life.

Fluent in English and Spanish, Josue always has a rhyme, joke or cultural fact to keep you entertained. Josue has traveled extensively within Mexico as well as Central and South America, Canada and Europe.

With over 15 years of experience teaching students of all levels and all ages how to surf, Josue has gained the reputation as one of Mexico’s leading surf instructors.

Josue has built a relationship with many of his students just like you, who continue to return time after time to share their surfing experience with him as they continue to improve and advance.

Some of Josue’s students include Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin and his wife Gwyneth Paltrow, Go-Pro Founder Nicolas Woodman and American singer songwriter Lady Gaga.

He is regarded by the community, tourists and his friends as an exceptional person guaranteed to show you true Mexican hospitality.

If you are looking to have a unique (and safe) experience for you or your whole family, regardless of your surfing ability, Josue and Tranquilo Surf in Punta Mita are your best choice.

Click on the Make a Reservation link and book your lesson or guided session for you and your family today.
Not sure? Have questions? E-mail Josue info@tranquilosurf.com or call him directly at 011 -52­-329­-291­-5448 or 011­-52­-1­-322­-142­-1511.

Chano Aguilera

dummy-profileBorn and raised in Punta Mita, Chano grew up only blocks from the ocean where he learned to surf and appreciate the beach and marine life in his hometown.

Surfing both on a longboard and short board, Chano is a soul surfer.

With over 8 years of surfing instruction with Tranquilo Surf, Chano is sure to have his students not only up and riding waves but enjoying every minute while out in the ocean.

Having learned to surf at all the local surf breaks himself, Chano knows each surf spot very well helping you to catch the best waves as well as keep you safe.

Trained in CPR courses as well as Surf Rescue, you can feel confident in Chano as your instructor.

Chano has been a certified boat captain for over 5 years and has thousands of hours of experience as a surf guide as well as in our guiding tours to the Marietas Islands National Park.

With great knowledge of the Marietas Islands, Chano will be able to show you many hidden secrets of the Islands while making it educational and fun.

Isaac Rosales

dummy-profileRaised surfing in the Bay of Banderas, Isaac comes from one of the founding families of Punta de Mita.
Isaac frequently competes in surf contests through out Mexico and spends time supporting and coaching the junior competitors in town.

Teaching surfing for over 10 years with Tranquilo Surf, Isaac is excellent with teaching kids of all ages to surf.

Many children have started out learning to surf with Isaac and return each year for more lessons and coaching in the warm waters of Punta Mita.

But Isaac does not specialize only in young surfers. Many advanced students return to him to build and polish their techniques and solidify surfing fundamentals at the diverse breaks around Punta Mita.

Isaac is fluent in both Spanish and English, a certified boat captain and trained in CPR and Surf Rescue.

He is sure to help you you and your family learn how to surf or take your surfing skills to the next level.

If you are looking to have a unique (and safe) experience for you or your whole family, regardless of your surfing ability, Isaac and Tranquilo Surf in Punta Mita are your best choice.

Click on the Make a Reservation link and book your lesson or guided session for you and your family today.
Not sure? Have questions? E-mail Josue info@tranquilosurf.com or call him directly at 011 -52­-329­-291­-5448 or 011­-52­-1­-322­-142­-1511.

Jonathan Reyes

dummy-profileBorn and raised in Punta Mita, Jonny was introduced to the ocean to the ocean at a very young age, when he was taught how to fish. A skill and tradition passed on by his family in the Bay of Banderas.

Jonny has become a free diving enthusiast and is a spear fishing master.

With thousands of hours of experience as a boat captain in the waters of the Bay of Banderas Jonny is an excellent guide at the nearby Marietas Islands as well as an expert in locating the humpback whales.

Jonny has also been a surf instructor with Tranquilo Surf for over 5 years teaching students of all ages year after year.

Jonny is a certified boat captain with over 12 years of boating experience as well as a trained lifeguard with the local Lifeguard Association from Bay of Banderas.