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.
Skill Level: Intermediate to pro
Best Season: Fall and Winter
Locals: No local scene
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
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.