Surfing and Water sports in Los Cabos!

Baja Sur has been a popular surfing destination since the ‘50s. The East Cape is popular for kite surfing and the Pacific coast has several surf breaks where you will find less crowds. Find each surf break on our MAPS page.

SAN PEDRITO

Level: Advanced. Direction: Right, Left.
Location: Pacific side right before arriving to Todos Santos.

CERRITOS

Level: Beginners. Direction: Right, Left.
Location: Pacific side at KM 65 of the Cabo San Lucas-Todos Santos road.

MONUMENTS

Level: Advanced. Direction: Left.
Location: At KM 6.5 of the Corridor, closer to Cabo San Lucas.

EL TULE

Level: Advanced. Direction: Right, Left.
Location: Exit at KM 16.2 at El Tule bridge

COSTA AZUL consists of three breaks:

  • The Rock (La Roca)
    Level: Advanced. Direction: Right.

  • Zippers
    Level: All Levels. Direction: Right.

  • Acapulquito
    Level: All Levels. Direction: Right.

Location: at KM 28.5. Access is below the Costa Azul bridge.

LA BOCANA AT THE ESTUARY

Level: All Levels. Direction: Right, Left.
Location: San José del Cabo’s main beach, close to the Holiday Inn.

SHIPWRECKS

Level: Advanced. Direction: Right.
Location: East Cape, about 25 KM from San José del Cabo.

NINE PALMS

Level: Advanced. Direction: Long Rights.
Location: East Cape, about 30 KM from San José del Cabo.

SEASONS

June through November: The summer months are known to be the best as the Southern Hemisphere’s swells send great waves to the Pacific, Cabo San Lucas, San José and the East Cape.

December through February: East Cape and Costa Azul are on the flatter side. The Pacific can be good this time of year because it’s exposed to the west swell.

March through May: This is the windy season. Swells are consistent and you’ll run into fewer crowds.

KITE SURFING

This sport is most popular in the East Cape due to the El Norte winds. Playa Norte (the north-east side of the beach) in Los Barriles is said to be the most popular destination and is also the location for a professional kite-boarding school. La Ventana is also a popular spot and is closer to La Paz. There is less wind in Los Barriles than La Ventana, but the surf is bigger. The best months are January, February, March, October, November, December.

KITE SURFING

This sport is most popular in the East Cape due to the El Norte winds. Playa Norte (the north-east side of the beach) in Los Barriles is said to be the most popular destination and is also the location for a professional kite-boarding school. La Ventana is also a popular spot and is closer to La Paz. There is less wind in Los Barriles than La Ventana, but the surf is bigger. The best months are January, February, March, October, November, December.

STAND UP PADDLING

There is something special about paddling out and finding yourself floating in the ocean with just a paddle and a board. Stand up paddling is growing to be more popular each year and is available all around Los Cabos. It’s a great way to see marine life, to get a great workout and to enjoy nature. At Medano beach you can rent boards in several locations. Paddle along the rocks of Land’s End to make your way to Lover’s Beach and the Arch. Certain companies offer paddling lessons and some have yoga classes on the board.

STAND UP PADDLING TIPS!

Your feet should be parallel, about hip-width distance apart, centred between the board rails (edges).

Keep toes pointed forward, knees bent and your back straight. Balance with your hips and core. Keep your arms straight and twist from your torso as you paddle. Think of using your torso to paddle rather than your arms; you have more strength in the abdominal muscles than in your arms. Your gaze should be level at the horizon and avoid staring at your feet.

If you’re paddling on the right, your right hand is lower and on the paddle shaft. Your top left hand is on the top of the grip. The elbow (angle) of the paddle faces away from you.

Plant the paddle by pushing the blade all the way under the surface, pull it back to your ankle, then out of the water. To go in a reasonably straight line, paddle about 4 or 5 strokes on one side, then switch to the other. When you switch sides, you’ll reverse hand positions.

When you fall aim yourself to the side so you don’t fall the board.

FLYBOARDING

Have you ever had a dream about flying like Superman or maybe swimming like a dolphin? Dreams can come true in Cabo! The FlyBoard is a device connected and powered by a personal watercraft, which allows propulsion underwater and in the air. Users are connected to the board by wakeboard boots, under which, water pressure provides thrust. A certified trainer controls the power and height and you control all the movement. This activity is available at Medano beach or in the Puerto Los Cabos Marina in San José del Cabo.

Photo Courtesy of Cabo Flyboard

FLYBOARDING

Photo Courtesy of Cabo Flyboard

Have you ever had a dream about flying like Superman or maybe swimming like a dolphin? Dreams can come true in Cabo! The FlyBoard is a device connected and powered by a personal watercraft, which allows propulsion underwater and in the air. Users are connected to the board by wakeboard boots, under which, water pressure provides thrust. A certified trainer controls the power and height and you control all the movement. This activity is available at Medano beach or in the Puerto Los Cabos Marina in San José del Cabo.