Turn off the highway at about km 80 to get to this rocky point.
A good series of beachbreaks near Los Inocentes.
This is considered by most to be the area's marquee big-wave spot. Sometimes it's bigger than the surrounding spots. La Pastora is primarily renowned for its big rights on northwest swells.
This point/reef breaks on south swells.
PLAYA SAN PEDRITO
The turnoff for Playa San Pedrito is directly across from the "Campo Experimental", around 4.4 km (2.8 mi) south of Todos Santos. The beach is less than 3 km from the highway. Solid beachbreak best on west and north swells.
SAN PEDRITO - EL PESCADERO
Good, consistent right reef and beachbreaks found near km 59. Lots of sea urchins on the reef, so many choose to paddle out from the sandy beach.
PLAYA LOS CERRITOS
This beach works best on northwest swells, but also picks up larger souths. There is a right that breaks off the point on swells with some size. Otherwise, there are a bunch of left and right beachbreak peaks along the beach.
Cerritos is the most consistent and accessible spot. Except during big swells, this is an excellent beach for beginners, due to the playful waves and sandy bottom. There is a Costa Azul Surf Shop stand on the right side of the beach for rentals and surf lessons. Check us out!
Heading north from Cabo San Lucas the turnoff for Cerritos is about 1 km (0.6 mi) after km 66 marker.
This is a sandy right point at km 73.
Migrino is a right point and hollow beachbreak receiving lots of swell.
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 swells, but also gets some of the larger wests. Gets dangerous at low tide.
PLAYA BARCO VARADO
This spot is mentioned in a popular guidebook as having a right pointbreak.
SANTA MARIA BAY
A beautiful bay without surf but whose calm waters and wide variety of marine life make it ideal for snorkeling.
Another bay with a beautiful reef. Great snorkeling.
PLAYA EL TULE OR EL CHILENO
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.
PLAYA LAS CONCHAS
This is the stretch of beach from km 19 to 20. Although there is sometimes a right with decent shape here, the area has been turned into Cabo Real and access is difficult.
Punta Palmilla by the Palmilla resort at km 29 is a right point that only breaks on huge (20 ft and up) swells.
Park where the sportfishing boats are and paddle out in the channel that the cove there creates. Paddle around the point to the surf.
Costa Azul is the nerve center for the area's surf culture. Here you'll find three of Baja's most popular breaks (Acapulquito, The Rock and Zippers) as well as Costa Azul Surf Shop where you'll find everything for a perfect day of surfing, professional surf lessons and ding repair since 1986.
This is a somewhat mushy reefbreak also known as "Old Man's". Mostly rights with the occasional, shorter left. Park above the Cabo Surf Royale Hotel in the provided area. It's a bit rocky on the paddle out.
This reefbreak is directly below the viewpoint in Costa Azul. It's a very fun wave, but it gets quite rocky as the tide goes down. Breaks mostly right.
This is easily the most popular break in the area. Possibly the most popular in all of Mexico. It is a fairly short but very fun right reefbreak. It is pretty rocky at low tide. The locals surf the place very well and are very possessive about this wave. Heading East past the viewpoint, take the next right just before the bridge. There is ample parking.
This is a very nice rivermouth that needs a good rain to open the estuary into the ocean so that it can break. When the conditions are right, the waves unload over a shallow sandbar. There are usually a variety of left
and right peaks. Just down the beach from the El Presidente Inter-Continental Hotel.
This is the large point on the EastCape that can be seen from miles away on either side.
About 15 km (9 mi) up the rough East Cape road, you'll find this fast reafbreak right. After Shipwrecks, there are quite a few beaches that get decent surf, but are perpetually empty. Seek them out.
This is a right point with good, long waves and good shape, but tends to be a bit mushy at times. Look for a small grove of palm trees around Santa Elena.
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.
This is a pretty inconsistent reefbreak due to the fact that we are now up into the Sea of Cortez.