About Me


Hi everyone! My name is Luis Xavier. Welcome to my website!

I am a certified PADI Dive Master and also hold a Red Cross certification in open water rescue. I also like extreme water boardsports (windsurfing, kitesurfing, bodyboarding, etc), but I have to say that my favorite activity on the water, by far, is surfing.

Surfing is the original sport of kings. Throughout the sport’s history, surfing has inspired and promoted a deep connection with the ocean for those who are lucky enough to have experienced it, if only for one time. Here, in this website, you will find articles, posts and reviews that have inspired and educated me, both in surfing, action watersports, water safety and personal development through the responsible practice of extreme water activities.

It is my sincere hope that these experiences and lessons may also resonate with you.

Massive Shorebreak…
A bit of my history…

Surfing has been a big part of my life since I was 10 years old, first in Puerto Rico and then later on, during my adolescent and adult years, in Mexico. You have heard of these legendary surf breaks located on our Pacific Coast: Puerto Escondido, San Pancho, Nexpa, La Tikla, Pascuales and Punta de Mita. Many others remain unexplored. Some are more remote than others.

All of them demand respect.

Remote and Heavy!

SCUBA Diving is my second passion and if you have heard about diving in paradise, then let me assure you that Cancun, Cozumel and Riviera Maya (where I currently live) really make good on their promise.

Whether above or below, Mexican coasts offer incredible opportunities to those willing to explore its vast territory. And doing so safely can only add to the experience.

Hopefully, I can be of great help to you. We have the same goal in mind. Safe-practice, personal growth, and enjoyment of the sports that we so dearly love.

I will try my best to update the site regularly so please do visit for more tips and info.

If you have questions about any water safety issues, personal development strategies, or simply want to discuss a certain product, or just wish to share some of your experiences practicing your favorite boardsport, I will be very happy to connect with you.

See you in the water!

Luis Xavier Pena

Founder of Surfsentinel
email: luis@surfsentinel.net