Surfing at Punta San José, Baja California

Being in Punta San Jose was the first time along the whole road trip I could discover a place with the camera. Well, there is not so much out there. Most of the area is desert, but still, I could capture many different moods and angles in about 200 pictures. I wished I had had a bigger lens to take photos of the surfers down in the ocean.

Surfing close to Ensenada

Surf Spot Punta San José

Still, after six days at this location, I felt like I got the best out of it. I will provide photographic evidence below. Oh well, and this place is excellent for surfing also. I could catch good pictures and some sound waves, too.

We continued driving down the Baja California peninsula to explore another surfing spot along the Mexican Highway. Punta San José was a great experience, being far out of society and camping at a remote location on the coast.

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How to get to Punta San José?

I have prepared a short timelapse clip if you wonder how to get the fastest from Ensenada to Punta San José. This movie will also give you some idea of the road conditions you will encounter down to this remote surf spot.

You should get all further information from “The Surfer’s Guide to Baja,” which is like the Bible for surfers looking for the best remote spots down the Baja peninsula.

Timelaps of the road to Punta San José

Surfing at San Miguel in Ensenada

Ensenada is the last big city after Tijuana when you go down the Mexican highway one. There is a place called San Miguel, which is a famous surfer spot. Jens was waiting there for me. We were back together, which gave me much more time and space to focus on photography and surfing. The first pictures I could capture are from Ensenada.

Still, we needed a couple of days to prepare for our road trip down Baja California. The goal was to follow some dirt roads to some remote surfing locations. The Baja 1000 Desert Rally uses those tracks. So the dirt roads can be pretty challenging, which means that I had to keep my eyes on the way instead of taking photos out of the side window.

Ensenada must take some time before going down the Baja California because this is the last big city to get special equipment. That is the reason why Ensenada also is called “Instant-Nada.”

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San Miguel in Ensenada, Baja California