54 Los Cabos Magazine | Spring 2016 Francisco Estrada O U T D O O R S the Rock (or La Roca). The middle break is often used for surf lessons, while the more easterly Zippers is the site of the annual Los Cabos Open of Surf, a six-star Association of Surfing Professionals–sanctioned event that draws some of the world’s best wave riders. Acapulquito, or Old Man’s Beach (km 28), is home to the boutique Cabo Surf Hotel (624-142-2676) and surfing legend Mike Doyle’s Cabo Surf Shop; it is especially popular with beginner and intermediate level surfers. Next to Zippers, Monuments is the area’s most famous surf break. It’s also the closest to Cabo San Lucas. Anyone can enjoy the spectacular views of Land’s End from Monuments Beach (km 5), but surfing its celebrated lefty point break is best left to the experts. Advanced surfers will also want to check out the right-hand rocky-reef break off Playa El Tule (km 16.2), east of Bahia Chileno (Chileno Bay). If testing yourself at these tricky Tourist Corridor surf spots while also attempting to avoid rocks and sea urchins doesn’t quench your thirst for adventure, better try bungee jumping or ziplining at nearby Wild Canyon (624-144-4433), Baja’s biggest and baddest theme park. Pacific Coast Generally speaking, spring and summer are considered the best seasons for surfing from Sea of Cortés–side beaches, while fall and winter favor the Pacific Coast breaks at Playas Los Cerritos (Cerritos Beach), San Pedrito, and La Pastora. Neighboring beaches Acapulquito (pictured) and Costa Azul are two of the centerpieces of the Los Cabos surf scene.
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