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Cabo San Quintin – Surf Break

Surfing Cabo San Quintin, Baja

Cabo San Quintin is an excellent right sand bottom point break. Cabo San Quintin is hard to get to, you will probably need a 4-wheel drive car to get out to the points or the other option is to take a boat out to the points at Cabo San Quintin. Offshore winds pound the points, which allow this wave to hold its form really well. Probably the best thing about Cabo San Quintin is that it stays perfect and uncrowded pretty much year-round.

The water temperature at Cabo San Quintin is extremely cold, sometimes up to 10 degrees colder than San Diego, also because the wind is always howling it makes the air temperature chilly as well, so if you are going to surf Cabo San Quintin dress appropriatel.

Wave Information

Skill Level: Intermediate to pro

Best Season: Fall and Winter

Crowds: None

Locals: No local scene

Hazards: Unknown

Wave Description

Wave Type: Point break

Wave Direction: Rights

Best Surf: Head high to a few feet overhead

Power: Fast and powerful

Wave consistency: Very consistent

Bottom Type: Sand

Tides and Swell

Best Tide: Unknown

Wind Direction: Northwest

Best Swell Direction: Cabo San Quintin breaks best on West and Northwest swells

Wave Access

Easy to Locate: Hard – 4×4 recommended

Location: 120 miles South of Ensenada. Off the Highway 1. South of the military facility and head west. Look for the yellow sign that says “Entrada y Salida De Vehs Militares” or the white sign “Zona Turisticas De Atractivos Naturales Bahia Falsa Parque Volcanico,” stay on the dirt road for a couple of miles until you see the beach.

Awesome Surf!

Rating: 5/5 
Bridget Malcolm
Reviewed: June 25, 2012

The best surf I have had in forever!! I met two Army surfers, Vince and Roger, who have been here before, and gave me some pointers!

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