I didn't have much luck, but what does it matter when you get to stand in the surf at dawn or dusk and watch the sun rise or set.
Even if you never have before, try to find someone who will lend you a board. Near El Cuco there is some serious surfing but for beginers like me just take the tall, but relatively gental waves near town and try to get on your feet
Luggage and bags: The gray sand is really pretty and sparkles with volcanic ash but it gets HOT! So save your feet, wear sandels