The southern tip of Baja has no shortage of amazing surf. There are a wide variety of breaks to choose from, accommodating everyone from beginners to well seasoned surfers.
Clean blue waves contrast with pristine desert scape create some of the most amazing beaches you will find anywhere in the world and make surfing here a nearly religious experience.
Facing the Sea of Cortez are Costa Azul and the East Cape. These areas really light up with tasty waves in the spring summer and into the fall. There are even periodic swells throughout the winter. Costa Azul is right in San Jose del Cabo and offers well known surf spots such as Acapulquito (Old Mans), Middles, The Rock and the world famous Zippers. Farther up the Sea of Cortez lays the East Cape. Here there are numerous spots that are rarely surfed as well as the more popular breaks like Shipwrecks and Nine Palms.
There are many great places to surf on the Pacific side as well. The breaks between Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos receives surf all year round and really shines during the northwest swells of the winter. Cerrito's beach is probably the most well known break in the area and offers a fun, punchy beach break with crumbling white water for beginners on the inside. Don’t hesitate to ask a local about the other numerous breaks in the area.
If you are new to surfing please take a lesson. There are many excellent surf schools in the area to help assure your early experiences in the water are safe and enjoyable.
Costa Azul Surf Shop has two locations for lessons. On the Sea of Cortez side they are located at Costa Azul Beach and on the Pacific side they offer lessons at Cerritos Beach.
Mike Doyle was voted Best Surfer by Surfer Magazine in 1965 and '66 and he has his own surfing school on one of the best beginner surfing beaches in all of Los Cabos, Playa Acapulquito. Mike Doyle Surf School is located in Cabo Surf Hotel in San Jose del Cabo.
Surf Photography provided by Gustavo Jasso