Check out these Baja surf spots, then check out the Baja surf map and by the end of this article, you will want to get wet. Here are the best surf spots within driving distance of LA/San Diego/Phoenix/Las Vegas:
Baja Surf Spot: Baja Malibu
Just 16 miles from San Diego this beach break has tubular action. Waves are best in winter and summer at or near low tide. Take the Baja Malibu exit from the toll. You’ll find parking on the dead-end street to the north side of the houses (Baja Malibu Residential Complex)
Baja Surf Spot: Calafia
Another five miles south of Rosarito on hwy 1 (not the toll road). There are lots of rocks so cover your feet unless you’ve got the hippie skin. Calafia has a pretty decent and old hotel that won’t cost $100/night for oceanfront room. The restaurant is good too.
For an adventure further south hit Salsipuedes for a right point reef peak. You can camp right on the beach-cheap. Located just 40 minutes from San Diego (north of Ensenada). The road is not designed for an Oldsmobile or Buick – best suited for off-road vehicles. If the surf is small (you’ll see it from the toll road) keep going to San Miguel.
Just north of Ensenada, this is one of the better spots, the camping is a bit more expensive but they have hookups and warm showers. Ensenada is just 10 minutes further south for excellent food – I recommend Mahi Mahi. Back to the point, The San Miguel point break can get crowded during the northwest-west swell.
Surfing in Baja is more than just a weekend getaway, it’s like going to a religious retreat for cold saltwater worshippers.
Before you Begin your Surf Adventure click these links
- Check and make sure you have your border requirements in order
- Get your Mexican car insurance
- Take a digital copy of our Baja Surf Map
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