About Monuments

A super-fun left point break, Monuments is a must-do spot for any surfer exploring the southern tip of Baja. There is a deepwater canyon just offshore -- the same one that made Cabo San Lucas a natural, deepwater harbor, in fact -- which funnels long-interval W and SW swells into steep, spinning lefts that reel along the headland and into a small, rocky bay. On a 17-second swell, for example, Monuments can be double-overhead while Costa Azul just down the road is barely pushing head-high. The Monuments takeoff zone is pretty tight, unfortunately. And if the crowd doesn't bite, then the robust urchin colony on the shallow rocks on the inside will. Afternoon W winds often blow the spot out, as well.

Source: Monuments Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Everyone -- from locals to expats to visitors -- have a tendency to flex here.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Oh yeah -- it's the closest surf spot to downtown Cabo.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect


Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Can be long paddles back out to the peak on proper days.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


There's a big rock right in the path of the wave -- beware.


Park above the break, right by Misiones del Cabo.

Bring Your



Shallow rocks and urchins.

Best Season


Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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