Northern Baja Surfing

Baja surfing became popular in the 1940’s and has continued to draw surfers and travelers south for fun, adventure, and serenity. The baja landscape is one of rustic desert and sparse mountains that melt into the Pacific. Accounts of amazing right pointbreaks and big wave reef spots continue to attract surfers to explore the convenient spots just across the Mexican border and trek to remote spots down the Baja Peninsula.

Just south of the US/Mexico border, a quick drive from San Diego, you will find easily accessible, above average waves at favorite spots like Baja Malibu, K-38, and Campo Lopez. Developments are popping up in the region but Baja Norte is slow to significant change. Ensenada is a good central point to start exploring. Popular spots like K-40 or Rauls do get crowded, especially on the weekends during a good winter swell.

As you make your way to Central and Southern Baja, the water gets warmer and the terrain gets dustier. At the southern tip is Cabo San Lucas. Cabo is a crowded and expensive party town, and acts as a main hub for good and great spots, like Nine Palms, Zippers, or Monuments, especially in the summer on a southwest swell. Baja has something for everyone, serene blue waters or high octane surf scenes, convenient locations or remote destinations, and everything in between.

Northern Baja Surf Reports & Forecasts

Marisol North Point Marisol North Point 3-4 ft
Marisol Marisol 3-4 ft
San Antonio Del Mar North (Tijuana) San Antonio Del Mar North (Tijuana) 1-2+ ft
Baja Malibu Baja Malibu 2-3+ ft
Rosarito Rosarito 3-4 ft
Renes Renes 2-3 ft
Calafia Calafia 3-4 ft
El Morro Point / K372 1/2 El Morro Point / K372 1/2 3-4 ft
K-38 K-38 3-4 ft
Popotla Popotla 3-4 ft
Alfonsos Alfonsos 3-4 ft
Rancho Santini Rancho Santini 3-4 ft
K-40 K-40 3-4+ ft
Las Gaviotas Las Gaviotas 2-3+ ft
Campo Lopez / K-55 Campo Lopez / K-55 3-4 ft
K-55 1/2 K-55 1/2 3-4 ft
Primo Tapia Primo Tapia 3-4 ft
Rauls Rauls 3-4 ft
Cantamar Settlement Cantamar Settlement 3-4 ft
Dunes Dunes 3-4 ft
Halfway House Halfway House 3-4 ft
Ensenada Beaches Ensenada Beaches 0-1+ ft
Cannery Stacks Cannery Stacks 2-3 ft
Alisitos Alisitos 1-2+ ft
La Fonda/ K-58 La Fonda/ K-58 1-2+ ft
La Mision La Mision 1-2+ ft
La Salina La Salina 1-2+ ft
El Paso El Paso 1-2+ ft
San Miguel San Miguel 2-3 ft
3Ms 3Ms 2-3 ft
Salsipuedes Salsipuedes 2-3+ ft
Mirador Viewpoint Mirador Viewpoint 2-3 ft
California Trailer Park California Trailer Park 2-3 ft
Todos Santos Todos Santos 2-3 ft
Boca De Santo Tomas Boca De Santo Tomas 2-3 ft
Punta San Jose ( Lighthouse ) Punta San Jose ( Lighthouse ) 3-4 ft
Puntas Cabras Puntas Cabras 3-4 ft
K-181 K-181 2-3 ft
Roberts Left Roberts Left 3-4 ft
Punta San Jacinto/ Shipwrecks Punta San Jacinto/ Shipwrecks 3-4 ft
San Antonio Del Mar South (Colonet) San Antonio Del Mar South (Colonet) 1-2+ ft
Cabo Colonet Cabo Colonet 3-4 ft
Playa Santa Maria Playa Santa Maria 1-2+ ft
Cielito Lindo Cielito Lindo 1-2+ ft
Rincon De Baja Rincon De Baja 2-3 ft
Playa San Ramon Playa San Ramon 1-2+ ft
Camalu Camalu 2-3 ft
Cuatro Casas Cuatro Casas 3-4 ft
El Socorro El Socorro 2-3+ ft