Many visitors see the gorgeous, golden sand beaches of Los Cabos as leisure- time utopias, the perfect places to relax in umbrella-shaded lounge chairs and enjoy umbrella-garnished tropical cocktails. And that’s OK. Just understand that for a smaller, more specifically motivated group of individuals, these picturesque stretches of coastline aren’t just seen as destinations but rather as jumping-off points for world-class, water-based experiences. Surfers account for a significant portion of this thrill-seeking subset, and the good news for active types is that anyone interested in a vacation adventure is welcome to join their ranks. The beauty of the Los Cabos surf scene is that it offers incredible diversity, with Sea of Cortés and Pacific Ocean side surf breaks suited to every skill level and a wide array of local activities specialists offering everything from apparel and board rentals to lessons and surfing “surfaris.” Summer remains the most popular season, but good waves are available year-round. For the uninitiated, here is a basic guide to Los Cabos’ best beaches for surfing. San José del Cabo and the Tourist Corridor Neighboring beaches Acapulquito and Costa Azul are two of the cen- 52 Los Cabos Magazine | Spring 2016 From Top: Cabopictures.com; Joseph A. tyson Surf Cities Wave hello to the best surfing beaches in Los Cabos By Chris Sands terpieces of the local surf scene, and both are easily accessible from the Tourist Corridor highway as you approach San José del Cabo from Cabo San Lucas. Playa Costa Azul (km 29) has something for everyone, with a beginner-friendly middle break framed by advanced to expert-level right-hand reef breaks at Zippers and Some of Los Cabos’ most spectacular surf spots include the beaches near San José del Cabo (top photo) and Monuments Beach (bottom photo).
Los Cabos Magazine #43
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