Surf Breaks

CERRITOS BEACH

Longboarders love Cerritos, where NW swells wrap nicely down the headland at all tides and the beach peaks offer something for all abilities. Cerritos Beach Club and Surf has rentals and food and the whole stretch is earmarked for development with condos, hotels, golf courses etc.

Best Tide : All Tides
Character / Type : Right-hand Pointbreak
Seabed : Uneven Reef
Swell Direction : S – NW
Wind Direction : North Easterly
Swell Range : 2 – 10 ft

https://magicseaweed.com/Cerritos-Surf-Guide/328/

SAN JUANICO / SCORPION BAY

Well documented super-point that needs S to W swell to infiltrate the deep bay at San Juanico and peel along any of up to 7 righthand points. Can link up the various numbered points if the swell is big enough to produce rides of up to 2km! More afternoon onshore wind protection at points 1-3 inside the bay while further out towards Punta Pequena sees more size. Down sides include shallow when small, urchins, crowds, grumpy expats, long flat spells, expensive camping, no services, 14 hour gruelling road trip from USA, dust and of course scorpions.

Best Tide : Low to Mid Tide
Character / Type : Right-hand Point Break
Seabed : Boulders and Sand
Swell Direction : S – W
Wind Direction : North Westerly
Swell Range : 2 – 10 ft

https://magicseaweed.com/Scorpion-Bay-Surf-Guide/4157/

SAN PEDRITO – EL PESCADERO

The Pescadero reefs are close to shore and get the maximum out of the swells, throwing up some nice A-frames. These beaches see few crowds and have plenty of campsites and surf condos but suffer from the midday onshores.

Best Tide : All Tides
Character / Type : Peaky Breachbreak
Seabed : Uneven Reef Sand
Swell Direction : S – NW
Wind Direction : Nort Easterly
Swell Range : 2 – 10 ft

https://magicseaweed.com/Pescadero-Surf-Guide/778/

PUNTA CONEJO

Working under similar conditions Punta Conejo is the premier pointbreak able to rarely deliver rides up to 500m. with a strong Swell. Because the trades blow it out it is very inconsistent, but highly sought after.

Best Tide : All Tides
Character / Type : Peaky Breachbreak
Seabed : Uneven Reef Sand
Swell Direction : S – NW
Wind Direction : Nort Easterly
Swell Range : 2 – 15 ft

https://magicseaweed.com/Punta-Conejo-Surf-Guide/4994/

MONUMENTS

This is a powerful, rocky left point at Misiones del Cabo. Turnoff the highway at Misiones del Cabo and drive almost right up to their gate. Pull off to the right to park. Works best on south

On the east side of the Cabo San Lucas bay lies Monuments, a short, spinning left that works on any S-W swell and is offshore in N winds. Can get perfect, but it’s a tight take-off zone and the rocks and urchins are lurking everywhere. Experience required.

Best Tide : Mid to High Tide
Character / Type : Left Hand, break over sumerged reef
Seabed : Boulders
Swell Direction : SE – SW
Wind Direction : North Westerly
Swell Range : 2 – 12 ft

https://magicseaweed.com/Monuments-Surf-Guide/775/

PLAYA EL TULE

This is a very good right reefbreak. This is one of the few places along the corridor where you can still camp right on the beach. If you are coming from San Lucas, look for the “El Tule” sign just after you pass the Hotel Cabo San Lucas. It is usually pretty good, but manages to escape big crowds. Must keep eye on your car and documents.

COSTA AZUL

Same applies to the rapid right called Zippers, but multiplied. It’s almost impossible to get a wave off the dialled-in, un-sharing locals and below mid tide is a gamble. Best wave in Cabo.

Best Tide : All Tides
Character / Type : Left Hand, break over sumerged reef
Seabed : Uneven Reef Sand
Swell Direction : SE – SW
Wind Direction : North Westerly
Swell Range : 3 – 8 ft

https://magicseaweed.com/Costa-Azul-Surf-Guide/329/

SHIPWRECKS

Hotels give way to desert, revealing numerous inconsistent right pointbreaks visible from the road like Punta Gorda. Plenty camp at Shipwrecks to ride the punchy right walls that rarely barrel, although the adjacent beachbreak left can.

From here (Costa Azul) a wild trail leads through the desert to numerous right point breaks on the edge of the Sea of Cortez. The further E you drive the less consistent it becomes, and the more important it is to time your trip with a big cyclone swell. Shipwrecks is a major landmark, although Nine Palms is a better bet, which is well sheltered from the wind.

Best Tide : Low to Mid Tide
Character / Type : Right Hand, break over sumerged reef
Seabed : Seabed – Uneven Reef Sand
Swell Direction : SE – SW
Wind Direction : Nort Westerly
Swell Range : 3 – 10 ft

https://magicseaweed.com/Shipwrecks-Surf-Guide/4158//

NINE PALMS

There are loads more reefs and points before Nine Palms, which is well sheltered from the wind and lines-up nicely in a big S. Fun, fast-crumbling walls as opposed to tubes, which can be found up the road at Punta Perfecta.

Best Tide : All Tides
Character / Type : Right Hand pointbreak
Seabed : Uneven Reef
Swell Direction : SE – SW
Wind Direction : Nort Westerly
Swell Range : 2 – 8 ft

https://magicseaweed.com/Shipwrecks-Surf-Guide/4158//

PUNTA PERFECTA

This is an out-of-the-way right point. Can get big and hollow. If you’re driving up from the south, you won’t be able to see this spot from the road. From the north, through Vinorama, you can see it briefly. You can either park on the cliff on the dirt road north of Rancho Los Amigos and hike down or drive in through Vinorama and onto the beach. Four-wheel drive is recommended either way.