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Cabo San Quintin ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.5

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Cabo San Quintin break guide

Cabo San Quintin Surf Guide

Cabo San Quintin in Baja Norte is an exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf and can work at any time of the year. Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west. There is a right hand reef break It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks and sharks.

Cabo San Quintin Spot Info

Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s32.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
13.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cabo San Quintin:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cabo San Quintin occur when a West swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cabo San Quintin (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cabo San Quintin with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 38% of the time in January while 62% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cabo San Quintin Location Map

Interactive Cabo San Quintin surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Cabo San Quintin is General Alberto L Salinas C International (Ensenada) Airport (ESE) in Mexico, which is 170 km (106 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cabo San Quintin is Punta Penasco Airport (PPE), also in Mexico, 251 km (156 miles) away.

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Cabo San Quintin Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 20:08 Local Time
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 16 16 16 17
Wind (km/h) 25
NW 20
NW 20
NNW 20
Wind State cross cross cross-

Swell History at Cabo San Quintin

Surf stats for Cabo San Quintin, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cabo San Quintin

Wind stats for Cabo San Quintin, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Cabo San Quintin. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    17km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    20km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    41km away

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