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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Cuatro Casas

Mexico, Baja Norte

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 30° 56.01' N
Longitude: 116° 14.533' W

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Off of Baja 1. Pass through Colonet and turn off just past the Rio San Telmo. Numerous dirt roads lead in, best to head south of the river though since you don't want to have to cross it. You can also go as far as Camalu and turn off then head north on the dirt road passing some other good spots. 4X4 is not necessary except if it is raining hard.

English (Translate this text in English): Off of Baja 1. Pass through Colonet and turn off just past the Rio San Telmo. Numerous dirt roads lead in, best to head south of the river though since you don't want to have to cross it. You can also go as far as Camalu and turn off then head north on the dirt road passing some other good spots. 4X4 is not necessary except if it is raining hard.

English (Translate this text in English): Off of Baja 1. Pass through Colonet and turn off just past the Rio San Telmo. Numerous dirt roads lead in, best to head south of the river though since you don't want to have to cross it. You can also go as far as Camalu and turn off then head north on the dirt road passing some other good spots. 4X4 is not necessary except if it is raining hard.

English (Translate this text in English): Off of Baja 1. Pass through Colonet and turn off just past the Rio San Telmo. Numerous dirt roads lead in, best to head south of the river though since you don't want to have to cross it. You can also go as far as Camalu and turn off then head north on the dirt road passing some other good spots. 4X4 is not necessary except if it is raining hard.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerOrdinary, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionNorth, SouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

A fun and reliable right reef/point break well sheltered form the wind. Excellent camping on the bluffs overlooking the break, popular. If you are there in the winter and a NNW swell is running and not wrapping into the point check the very top where there are some excellent reef peaks on the right swell. Inside of the point is sometimes referred to as Chickens and can offer a small shapely tube when on.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun and reliable right reef/point break well sheltered form the wind. Excellent camping on the bluffs overlooking the break, popular. If you are there in the winter and a NNW swell is running and not wrapping into the point check the very top where there are some excellent reef peaks on the right swell. Inside of the point is sometimes referred to as Chickens and can offer a small shapely tube when on.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun and reliable right reef/point break well sheltered form the wind. Excellent camping on the bluffs overlooking the break, popular. If you are there in the winter and a NNW swell is running and not wrapping into the point check the very top where there are some excellent reef peaks on the right swell. Inside of the point is sometimes referred to as Chickens and can offer a small shapely tube when on.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun and reliable right reef/point break well sheltered form the wind. Excellent camping on the bluffs overlooking the break, popular. If you are there in the winter and a NNW swell is running and not wrapping into the point check the very top where there are some excellent reef peaks on the right swell. Inside of the point is sometimes referred to as Chickens and can offer a small shapely tube when on.

Atmosphere

A great place to camp and chill out. Thieves can be a problem so if you camp try not to be too isolated, camp near some other folks. Ines owns the house there and is very friendly and charges a minimal fee for camping. Remember to pack your trash!!

English (Translate this text in English): A great place to camp and chill out. Thieves can be a problem so if you camp try not to be too isolated, camp near some other folks. Ines owns the house there and is very friendly and charges a minimal fee for camping. Remember to pack your trash!!

English (Translate this text in English): A great place to camp and chill out. Thieves can be a problem so if you camp try not to be too isolated, camp near some other folks. Ines owns the house there and is very friendly and charges a minimal fee for camping. Remember to pack your trash!!

English (Translate this text in English): A great place to camp and chill out. Thieves can be a problem so if you camp try not to be too isolated, camp near some other folks. Ines owns the house there and is very friendly and charges a minimal fee for camping. Remember to pack your trash!!

General

Not an epic wave but a fun getaway.

English (Translate this text in English): Not an epic wave but a fun getaway.

English (Translate this text in English): Not an epic wave but a fun getaway.

English (Translate this text in English): Not an epic wave but a fun getaway.

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By Anonymous , 31-07-2012

- I read the comments and am bummed by the ideas that you have about Casas. The name of the small point that you called chicken coops was called the Arch. In 1970 the arch fell into the water. All of the people that have been going there for years refer to that spot as the arch. Shipwrecks is Rincon De Baja. The ship went aground about 500 yards off the beach in Febuary of 1982. It took a few good storms to push it up to the beach. The name of the ship was the Isla Del Carmen. I have surf these spots since 1968. After reading the new Sufer Mag March 1968 we were down there the next week and located all of the spots shown in the mag. I met Inez when he was eighteen. Only the four houses were there, and Rincon had one squater in a one room mud house. I have surfed casas hundreds of times and it does get epic. Everone has their own opinion, but the truth of the matter is that you need to know when to hit the place. First it can be decent on a west swell but it has to wrap the point. If it doesn't have a high tide or power the wave won't be worth a shit. The best conditions for casas, is to watch for the hurricanes that develope in the Pacific, push about three hundred miles out before they start to turn north. The hurricane needs to get beyond a line between Casas and Guaro Negro point. Time it to be at casas two days latter. If you just want to camp and get a few fun waves go any time. It could be good or you could get skunked. Big southern hemi's will work there. Casas closes out about 11 to 12 feet. I you're are lucky enough to catch it that way, run down to Rincon. I had one or the best days of my life surfing head high to 2 foot overhead with 600 yard rides that were perfect. Also if you want good conditions for Casas, look at a tide chart and catch the times that there are two high tides, morning and evening with a high/low in the middle of the day (neap tide). I probably won't surf there any more. Me and my bros had the camp on the north side of Richard's Hostel. We had the camp for 22 years. It was really great while it lasted. With them trying to raise the rent to $3,000 a year from $800, it was time to tell the landlord to shove it up his a$$. We had the best times of Casas and a lot of good memories. Too bad it will be a harbor. Thanks for the memories but the beaners can have it now. Oh, we did not pay the last years rent. I also had a great time snaking hundreds of people in the waves, when ever they paddled up five feet on my north side and thought it was their wave. Kooks!!!!!!!!!!

By surfmex49 , 31-07-2012

- I read the comments and am bummed by the ideas that you have about Casas. The name of the small point that you called chicken coops was called the Arch. In 1970 the arch fell into the water. All of the people that have been going there for years refer to that spot as the arch. Shipwrecks is Rincon De Baja. The ship went aground about 500 yards off the beach in Febuary of 1982. It took a few good storms to push it up to the beach. The name of the ship was the Isla Del Carmen. I have surf these spots since 1968. After reading the new Sufer Mag March 1968 we were down there the next week and located all of the spots shown in the mag. I met Inez when he was eighteen. Only the four houses were there, and Rincon had one squater in a one room mud house. I have surfed casas hundreds of times and it does get epic. Everone has their own opinion, but the truth of the matter is that you need to know when to hit the place. First it can be decent on a west swell but it has to wrap the point. If it doesn't have a high tide or power the wave won't be worth a shit. The best conditions for casas, is to watch for the hurricanes that develope in the Pacific, push about three hundred miles out before they start to turn north. The hurricane needs to get beyond a line between Casas and Guaro Negro point. Time it to be at casas two days latter. If you just want to camp and get a few fun waves go any time. It could be good or you could get skunked. Big southern hemi's will work there. Casas closes out about 11 to 12 feet. I you're are lucky enough to catch it that way, run down to Rincon. I had one or the best days of my life surfing head high to 2 foot overhead with 600 yard rides that were perfect. Also if you want good conditions for Casas, look at a tide chart and catch the times that there are two high tides, morning and evening with a high/low in the middle of the day (neap tide). I probably won't surf there any more. Me and my bros had the camp on the north side of Richard's Hostel. We had the camp for 22 years. It was really great while it lasted. With them trying to raise the rent to $3,000 a year from $800, it was time to tell the landlord to shove it up his a$$. We had the best times of Casas and a lot of good memories. Too bad it will be a harbor. Thanks for the memories but the beaners can have it now. Oh, we did not pay the last years rent. I also had a great time snaking hundreds of people in the waves, when ever they paddled up five feet on my north side and thought it was their wave. Kooks!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous , 16-01-2009

Cuatro Casas - My buddy built the skate pool at the camp. We're taking a trip down there this spring... if anyone tries to jack us, they're gonna get shot in the face.

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