About The Rock

The entire lineup from beginning to end is strewn with rocks, big ones. At low tide, especially, you will be dodging boils, burps and weird, sharp sections that love eating fiberglass. The wave itself is extremely fun, though not as good as neighboring Zippers. It is a right reef break that can be infected with a few difficult sections to negotiate, and it is also often a little mushy in certain parts. That said, on a strong S swell and a mid-high tide, you won't find anyone complaining out there (imagine a poor man's version of Upper Trestles and you're almost there). The proper takeoff area is pretty small -- right next to the rock -- so crowds become a factor pretty quick, making catching a decent wave infinitely more difficult.

Source: The Rock Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Not as intense as Zippers, but still competitive.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Regularly heavy.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Really fun and holds size.

Shoulder Burn

Light

Light Exhausting

Light

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Clean

Additional Information

Hazards

Shallow and exposed sharp rocks.

Access

Park at Zippers and walk there, or park near Cabo Surf Hotel and walk there.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish

Seabed

Rock, reef.

Best Season

April-October

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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