Surfing in Los Cabos
The Endless Summer in Cabo means you can catch a wave almost anytime.
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Surfers have been thumbing a lift down to Los Cabos for decades, and with good reason. In the summer months, the Sea of Cortez explodes with some epic surf that curls in from the south. Winter brings the Pacific swells and a lower temperature. Newcomers can catch smaller waves at places like Acapulquito in San Jose, or Cerritos near Todos Santos. For the more advanced surfer seeking that perfect wave, they have many to choose from at the Costa Azul breaks in San Jose, El Tule in the Corridor on the way to San Lucas. The entire East Cape has miles and miles of empty breaks, including the famous 'Nine Palms'.
Perfect surfing conditions continue through the winter, when Cerritos, La Pastora and the breaks around Pescadero light up with heaving surf. Most breaks in Los Cabos are reef breaks with semi-sandy bottoms, although Cerritos is a fast beach break. Wave styles range from rolling longboard-style waves to pitching barrels. For the most part, locals are friendly and will share the break with the exception perhaps of Zippers, a notoriously localized spot (proceed with caution!).
With all the sunny days here, be sure to pack a good sunscreen and a rash guard which you can pick one up at one of the local outfitters. There are plenty of Surf shops and schools abound that rent boards and give lessons, so everyone is cater for. Boogie boarding and bodysurfing are not as popular as surfing, but both are possible around Los Cabos.
The stand-up paddleboarding craze has caught on in Cabo as well, with an annual competition held at Palmilla in San Jose.