Hotels give way to desert on the East Cape coast road, revealing numerous inconsistent right pointbreaks visible such as Punta Gorda. Plenty surfers camp at Shipwrecks to ride the punchy right walls that rarely barrel, although the adjacent beachbreak left can.
The drive into this area boasts some of the most amazing coastal scenery you’re likely to ever see. Not well marked, you’ll need to keep a sharp eye out for a small development named Rancho Rocas del Mar, the first break is just south. Shipwrecks is most productive during a strong southerly swell.
From here (Costa Azul) a wild trail leads through the desert to numerous right point breaks on the edge of the Sea of Cortez. The further E you drive the less consistent it becomes, and the more important it is to time your trip with a big hurricane swell. Shipwrecks is a major landmark, although Nine Palms is a better bet, which is well sheltered from the wind.