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Latitude: 22° 53.89' N
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Go towards San Jose Del Cabo from Cabo San Lucas. It is about 5 minutes outside of Cabo San. It sits opposite of the Arch and Lovers Beach in the large bay at Cabo. You must drive through a guarded gate to a Hotel, but the guards are cool and let you through to surf.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Monumentos
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Parking is at the top of a hill with a dirt trail down to the beach. There is a large exposed rock at the kickout zone near shore. On the left side of that rock is where you paddle out.
Watch out for the boils and rocks at low tide. If the tide is low paddle out next to the big rock. Do not put your feet down after a wave or wipe out due to all the sea urchins. Locals are pretty cool here. Nothing like the crew at Zippers. Watch out for the rocks on the inside...they will take your fins with them.
Main tip, be VERY aware of where the big rocks are!!! You will regret being careless at this spot, also keep an eye out for urchins. when I was there a guy was sent to the hospital after getting sucked over the falls onto a rock and came up with a back full of big urchins! Stay alert.
When this break is reeling, the view from the trail will stick in your memory forever!
This spot is beautiful! Sitting in the line up you have a great view of the city of Cabo San Lucas and the arch. Also after a long great day of surf you can walk up to the hotel that overlooks the break and grab some ice cold coronas and think about the great waves you where just rippin.
The photo that is attached is a crappy day. I have surfed this spot perfect overhead with not a drop of water out of place and also surfed it on shitty days like this.
By Anonymous , 26-04-2011
vacation - I'll be staying near Monumentos the 1st week of May. Looking for people to surf/hang with. Hit me up if you'll be down there around that time.
By Anonymous , 01-12-2009
- I surfed monuments when I was 16 and it was a few feet overhead. I still have a pic that my uncle took of me getting one of the best barrels of my life. Great spot but sketchy, I got cut up on the rocks a bit and also got yelled at and my leash yanked by some local. (that day mexico lost to the u.s. in soccer) great spot though totally worth it. Dont go if the tide is too low.
By Anonymous , 28-11-2009
Hawaiian Style - Surfed my entire life, finally got to surf Monuments on a good sized clean day. 20+ years of surfing and this place got my heart pumping just because of the rocks and urchins. Wave was decent, had a nice bulbous take off. Clear warm blue water, local guys were relatively mellow.
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