In the mid 1940’s surfing in Baja started, nowadays, is a Mecca for surfers known as ‘la cuna del surf’ (the surfing cot). In the surfing community, Ensenada’s beaches are known for its amazing large waves.
During winter, water temperature varies between 50 to 68 Farenheit, so full suits and booties are highly recommended.
Ensenada is a wave rich surrounding area where there are many spots offering different types of waves for different skill levels.
The favorite place is Isla Todos Santos, also known as ‘el martillo’ (the hammer), where you can find waves that go from 10 to 12 feet high, making it the most challenging beach to surf in all Baja. The waves found there are considered, on a skill level, for experienced to professional surfers.
There is also, k-38 suited for beginners to experts and La fonda (km 58) a beach for beginners to professionals.
At San Miguel, located 61 miles south from the US border, you will find a strong right that works better during winter time. There are waves of greater difficulty and have to watch out for sea urchins and people because it is usually pretty crowded.
Its proximity to the border and consistent surf insured that Northern Baja would never be unnoticed being a year round surf destination.