Surfing Beaches and Surf Breaks
Cabo San Lucas, San José del Cabo, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Famous Surfing Beaches and Surf Breaks in Cabo San Lucas, Los Cabos, Baja.
Costa Azul / Zippers – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks powerful to the right. Experts
Acapulquito – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks to the right. Beginners to Advanced
La Roca – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks to the right. Advanced to Experts
El Tule – In the middle of the Tourist Corridor, next to Chileno bay, Powerful, fast, breaks both ways, Advanced to Experts
Cerritos (Santa Lucia de los Cerritos) – Close to Todos Santos, Km. 65 Transpeninsular highway, beach break, fast, breaks both ways, beginners to Experts. Cerritos – Where untouched natural beauty remains. A dreamland of peace and tranquility where natural beauty resides. This is the beach, Santa Lucia de Los Cerritos, best known as “Cerritos”.
For information about surfing trips, contact Baja Wild – An Eco-Tourism Company whose objective is to ecologically promote and preserve the natural wonders of the Baja California Peninsula by providing high quality tours and expeditions, precisely in the Los Cabos area.
Located on KM 66 on the highway from Cabo San Lucas to Todos Santos, Cerritos is a well-known surf spot with a beach break. It takes about 45 enchanting minutes to reach Cerritos when driving from Cabo San Lucas. The drive is one of the most amazing rides you will ever take. The desert abounds on your right, showing off its beauty in hues of greens and browns. On your left you will see the Pacific Ocean in all of its glory. The dark ultramarine blue water kisses the shore with a turquoise blue.
To reach this surfing beach you must turn left off of the highway onto a dirt road. This desert area will welcome you with its huge cactus and various types of wild vegetation.
As you approach the beach you’ll feel the cool breeze touch you with its freshness. Walk across the tan and black sand beach and view the power of the Pacific! There is often a sandbar where the water that shimmers with “fools gold”, gives you a feeling of surrealism. Paddle out into this right point break, with variable waves on the inside; and depending on the sand bar, you can often catch some nice lefts that peel into beautiful tubes. Cerritos breaks steadily, set after set, with no frequent “waiting time” between sets. This creates a constant “white water” parade of waves on the inside shallow water, making it a wonderful place to learn how to surf.
Cerritos is a great spot for both the experienced surfer and beginner alike. With a local surf instructor it’s easy to get hooked on the world of surfing. Also at Cerritos you will find the classic Mexican Fish Tacos (Muy Rico!), cooked fresh by Chepina, served under a palapa, right there on the beach. Cerritos is a home away from home for many surfers who come camping, from all over the world. They are looking for the good swells that hit this time of year. Many retired people form the US and Canada, come camping for the winter in Cerritos to soak in the sun and salt air and to appreciate the relaxed, slow pace of life, breathed here in Mexico.
The whale-watching season has begun and our “Friendly Ballenas” (that’s Spanish for Whales) are putting on their show. You can see the spouts blow from the shore as the sunset creates a new form of art every night as their backdrop. Camping in the evening is cool and safe, and bonfires are commonly enjoyed to warm things up. From Cerritos it is only about a 15-minute drive to Todos Santos, where you can stock up on food and other necessities, grab a nice meal in town, or stop by the legendary “Hotel California”.
Before you embark on your adventure to Cerritos, we recommend a local tour guide to escort you because there are no street signs or landmarks to identify the entrance road. (If you reach the town of Pescadero, you have gone too far north). Don’t miss the opportunity to experience for yourself the magic of Cerritos.
If you would like more information about surf trips, please call these numbers, Local dialing: Cabo San Lucas 105-1672 for Irak Collins or 143-4173 for Dieter Ruerbach. San José del Cabo: 146-9898 for Eugenio Rangel. From US or Canada, prefix this call with 011-52-624.
Cabo SUP – Now Cabo SUP (Stand Up Paddle) offer lessons for beginners on stand-up, we teach surfing etiquette, technique, posture & safety on flat water, no experience necessary.
Costa Azul Surf Shop – If you’re in the Los Cabos area and looking to get your first taste of surfing, or if you’re simply trying to get back into it after a few years, the waves can be more than a little intimidating.
Surf in Cabo – Surf tours and trips in all Baja. For pople who know how to surf, or special surf instruction for beginners. Check web site for details www.surficabo.com “PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU MENTION THIS ADD AT THE TIME OF YOUR RESERVATION IN ORDER TO HAVE A DISCCOUNT” RES: firstname.lastname@example.org or 011-52-1(624)117-9495
The Mike Doyle Surf School is located in the best learning spot in the area, Playa Acapulquito, approaching San Jose del Cabo from Cabo San Lucas. The shop is inside the Cabo Surf Hotel on the beach area. Anybody from 8 to 80 years old is encourage to try. It is better if students are swim proficient and have some fitness stamina. The school guarantees students will stand up and surf otherwise more lessons are scheduled free of charge. Miguel, Hector and Chema, the instructors on duty are extremely professional and good teachers of the art. Just bring swimsuit and suntan lotion. Restaurant-bar on the premises overlooking the surf. Tel. (624) 1726188 Hours: everyday from 8am to 7pm, all year. Reserve in advance. 1 hour private lesson is $70 usd includes use of board, rashguard shirt, ground and water training.
The surf shop (inside the Cabo Surf Hotel) has the largest selection of SURFTECH board rentals as well as softboards for practicing after the lesson. Umbrellas, beach chairs and towels are also available for rent.”