About Nine Palms

This Baja Sur pointbreak has been a high-ranking hotspot on surfers' Cabo itineraries for decades - and it's definitely one of the most popular waves on the East Cape, despite the fact that it's not world-class by any means. Under head-high, Nine Palms is a bit mushy and slow. However, when an overhead summer S swell drains in, Nine Palms ignites into a reeling wall with plenty of perfectly crackable sections. And if your timing is especially impeccable, you might even get a sneaky barrel.

Source: Nine Palms Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

Beginner to advanced

Local Vibe

Welcoming

Welcoming Intimidating

Can get slightly vibey with expats, but there are few locals that live right at the break.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

It may be somewhat remote, but it's all the rage.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Overhead Nine Palms is ridiculous fun.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

After a good one, yes.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Some rocks to watch out for.

Access

Park right above the break.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Sand, rock.

Best Season

March-October

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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