Surfing Baja Malibu, Baja
Baja Malibu is a powerful beach break. Baja Malibu is one of the thickest waves around; it is also known to throw spitting barrels. When Baja Malibu gets big, beginners should stay away. Baja Malibu is where San Diego surfers go to get some top to bottom barrels and power. This wave is very consistent, and breaks both in summer and winter, and it is best on medium to low tides. Baja Malibu is a good indicator of how it will be when you go farther South because it is only 30 minutes from the border. Take note the water is very polluted, and it is usually at least 5 degrees colder than it is in San Diego.
Wave Information for Surfing Baja Malibu
Skill Level: intermediate to pro
Best Season: Winter
Crowds:Since it is so close to San Diego it can get crowded, especially on big days.
Locals: Their are a few Baja Malibu locals, because the break is located infront of a gated community.
Hazards: Rip currents and pollution
Wave Type: Beach break
Wave Direction: Rights and Lefts
Best Surf: Head high to double overhead
Power: Hollow and fast
Wave consistency: Very consistency
Bottom Type: Sand
Tides and Swell
Best Tide: Medium tide, it sucks up and spits out on low tide
Wind Direction: North and Northwest
Best Swell Direction:Baja Malibu is best on Northwest swells
Easy to Locate: Yes
Location: Baja Malibu is 15 miles south of the border. Take the Baja Malibu exit from the toll road and park on the dead-end street on the north side of the Baja Malibu housing development. Look for the Tecate Jack’s bar sign. They may charge you to park.