Located in Southern Baja, Mexico, there are 7 righthand point breaks that form the infamous Scorpion Bay or otherwise known as Bahia San Juanico which can link up depending on swell. Yep, that’s right you can ride a wave here for 2km on the right day! You can find more protection from the afternoon onshores at the first three points, the trade-off here though is the size with Punta Pequena being more exposed to swell and therefore bigger. As a general rule of the thumb the points furthest inside are more mellow and more suited to beginners with the furthest point being bigger, more powerful and better suited to more competent surfers. Can be shallow when small, go careful putting your feet down as there are urchins and crowds can be a factor here due to the quality of the wave. On land you’ll need to negotiate moody expats, expensive camping, no facilities and a grueling 14-hour drive (4×4 advised) from the USA, oh and of course Scorpions!
What are the best surf conditions for Scorpion Bay?
Gets good between waist high and triple overhead. We recommend riding a longboard if smaller then a shortboard or step up as the size picks up. This break is suitable for intermediate and advanced level surfers, although beginners will be able to surf the inside points. The surf here is somewhat consistent (5/10) and will always have a crew if not a crowd (7/10). The best winds are from the Northwest. The best swells are from the South, Southwest, or West. Works on a low to mid tide best.
We recommend wearing boardshorts or a bikini in the summer when water temperatures rise to 28 degrees. In the winter a 3/2 is best when water temperatures drop to 18 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.
400M LONG WAVE
Point break OVER Boulders and sand BOTTOM