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    • There are at least two breaks in Baja named Shipwrecks; this is the one about 120 miles (200km) south of Ensenada.

      It's about a 1-1/2 hour drive down a washboard dirt road from the main highway to get to the beach. Four wheel drive is not required to reach the beach, but once there you'll want a 4x4 to really get around the local area without worrying too much about getting stuck.

      The wave is a nice long peeling right hand wall with a takeoff point out near a rusting hulk of a half submerged ship. On smaller days the local fishermen will launch small skiffs right off the beach. There used to be an old outhouse nearby, if I remember correctly it even had a moon shaped cutout in the door! Not surf if it's still there though. Overall it's a great spot if you want to get away and enjoy rural Baja. You can also paddle or drive to the north end of the little bay and visit Quatros Casas for a surf or just a neat place to hang out.

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      Shipwrecks is a point break was nicknamed "Chainsaw Point" by one of the boys pictured to the right, he is also nicknamed Chainsaw "uuuruuuuruuur rah". Shipwrecks is a fast, sometimes very long right point break off the side of the shipwreck of "Maria De Carmen" that you can see right in the lineup. Shipwrecks is a kind of mushy wave that when good can peel for over a 100 yards. Shipwrecks gets really windy but the kelp helps it stay glassy. Shipwrecks is best on bigger swells, Shipwrecks is usually smaller than the surrounding breaks, but it can hold double overhead plus. Most people here camp; there aren't many stores, so bring your own supplies. Sometimes the local fisherman will sell you fresh fish.

    • Region
      Mexico - Baja coast
    • Created
      Saturday, 26 October 2013
    • 
    • Type of break:
         point break
    • Bottom contour:
         mixed sand/rocks/reef
    • Wave direction:
         right
    • Type of wave:
         long walls
    • Experience level(s):
         beginner
    • Accessibility:
         hike in only
    • Local crowd vibe:
         friendly & laid back
    • Best season(s):
         summer
    • Best tide:
         low
         mid - rising
         high
         mid - dropping
    • Best wind direction:
         southeast
         east
         northeast
    • Best swell direction:
         southwest
         south
    • Hazards:
         rocks/reef
    • Crowd level:
         middle of nowhere
    • Consistency:
         seasonal
    • Overall rating:
         6
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