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Hotels give way to desert, revealing numerous inconsistent right pointbreaks visible from the road like Punta Gorda. Plenty camp at Shipwrecks to ride the punchy right walls that rarely barrel, although the adjacent beachbreak left can.

From here (Costa Azul) a wild trail leads through the desert to numerous right point breaks on the edge of the Sea of Cortez. The further E you drive the less consistent it becomes, and the more important it is to time your trip with a big cyclone swell. Shipwrecks is a major landmark, although Nine Palms is a better bet, which is well sheltered from the wind.

  • Low to Mid Tide
  • Right-hand break over submerged reef
  • Sand
  • SE - SW
  • North Westerly
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