Stand Up Paddling in Los Cabos, Mexico

 

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There is something special about paddling out and finding yourself afloat in the ocean.  SUP is growing to be more popular each year and is available all around Los Cabos. It is a great way to see the marine life, get a work out in, and see another side of Cabo.

At Medano Beach you can rent boards in several locations along the beach.  Companies like Cabo SUP and SUP Mexico both offer boards, lessons, and even yoga classes on the water.  If in San Jose, check out SUP rentals at the Cabo Surf Hotel.

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A FEW TIPS IF YOU ARE JUST STARTING OUT:  

  • Your feet should be centered between the edges of the board; parallel and about hip width apart
  • Keep toes pointed forward, knees bent and your back straight
  • Balance with your hips and core.  Keep your arms straight and twist from your torso as you paddle.  Think of using your torso to paddle instead of your arms.  (great core workout!)
  • Look level at the horizon – not at your feet
  • Keep your head and shoulders steady and upright, and shift your weight by moving your hips.
  • If you paddle on the right, your right hand is lower and on the paddle shaft.  Your left hand is on the top of the grip.
  • Plant the paddle by pushing the blade all the way under the surface, pull it back to your ankle, then out of the water. Paddle about 4-5 strokes on one side, then switch to the other.  When you switch sides, you will reverse hand positions.
  • Much like bicycling, when your forward momentum increases, your stability increases as well.
  • When you fall, fall into the water and not on the board, preventing injury.

 

Sometimes I am hard to catch. If you try me at the following places, you will have a much better chance of finding me:

Kristen Johnson, Realtor
435.659.8041 US & Canada cell              624 122 05 04 Mexico Cell

SheSellsCabo@gmail.com

 

Cabo Surf Spots

Cabo has been a popular surfing destination since the 1950’s, but with the growth and the daily flights in from California, it has become a surfers paradise.

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Main Surf Spots: 

Monumento (Monuments) – Cabo San Lucas. Km. 6.5  Tourist Corridor, Misiones del Cabo. Tricky, breaks to the left.  Advanced/Experts

Costa Azul – KM 28.5 San Jose

Zippers – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul. Breaks powerful to the right. Experts

Acapulquito – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks to the right. Beginners to Advanced

La Roca – San Jose del Cabo, Costa Azul, Breaks to the right. Advanced to Experts

El Tule – In the middle of the Tourist Corridor, next to Chileno bay, Powerful, fast, breaks both ways, Advanced to Experts

Cerritos (Santa Lucia de los Cerritos) – Close to Todos Santos, Km. 65 Transpeninsular highway, beach break, fast, breaks both ways, beginners to Experts.

La Bocana at the Estuary – San Jose main beach, near Presidente Hotel, right and left break, all levels.

Shipwrecks – East Cape, about 25 km from San Jose, breaks right, advanced

Nine Palms – East Cape about 30 km from San Jose, long rights, all levels

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Surf Season: 

JUNE – NOVEMBER: the summer months are known to be the nest as the Southern Hemisphere’s swells send great waves to the Pacific, San San Lucas, San Jose, and the East Cape.

DECEMBER – FEBRUARY: East Cape and Costa Azul are on the flatter side. The Pacidic can be good this time of year due to the exposure to the west swell.

MARCH – MAY: This is the windy season. Swells are more consistent and expect less crowds.

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Surf Shops: 

Baja Waterman 624-172-6110

Cabo Surf Shop & Mike Doyle Surf School 624-172-6188

Cost Azul Surf Shop 624-142-2771

SUP Mexico 624-172-6046

Zipper’s Surf Shop & Rentals 624-172-6162

Cabo SUP 624-191-3467

 

Sometimes I am hard to catch. If you try me at the following places, you will have a much better chance of finding me:

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Kristen Johnson, Realtor
435.659.8041 US & Canada cell 624 122 05 04 Mexico Cell

SheSellsCabo@gmail.com