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Playa Los Cerritos – Surf Break

Surfing Playa Los Cerritos

Playa Los Cerritos is the most crowded spot on the west side of the Cape, due to the consistency of this wave. Playa Los Cerritos is a fun right point reef break with some sand bottoms. Playa Los Cerritos is a good wave to learn on except when a big swell hits. It does get cold there during certain times of the year so make sure you bring a full suit.

Wave Information

  • Alternative Name: Cerritos
  • Skill Level: Beginner to pro
  • Best Season: Winter and Spring
  • Crowds: Small crowds but growing
  • Locals: Some
  • Hazards: Rip currents

Wave Description

  • Wave Type: Beach break
  • Wave Direction: Rights and lefts
  • Best Surf: Head high to double overhead
  • Power: Mushy and fun
  • Wave consistency: Regular consistency
  • Bottom Type: Sand

Tides and Swells

  • Best Tide: Any tide
  • Wind Direction: Northeast and East
  • Best Swell Direction: Playa Los Cerritos breaks on Winter Northwest swells.

Wave Access

Easy to Locate: Yes
Location:  Turn off main road (Mexico 19). Head south of Pescadero surf camp, then head west to the beach, Los Cerritos is at the Km-64 mark.

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