Scorpion Bay, located in the small town of San Juanico, is popular for its minute-long ride and is known to have some of the best surf in all of Mexico. This town is still a typical sleepy fishing village of Baja, but when the south swells arrive, surfers flock from all over Baja and California. There are only a couple of small hotels in San Juanico, and camping on the bay is very popular. The Scorpion Bay Cantina is the most popular campsite and restaurant; it’s right on the point and provides restrooms, showers and wireless Internet access. There are a few restaurants and grocery stores in town but no banks, so it is recommended to bring pesos. The closest airport is in Loreto (LTO) where you can fly into from LAX or you can drive down the Baja as a "right of passage." San Juanico is northwest from Loreto; the drive is easy and the road is in good conditions.
The Bay has four main points that break to the right. What makes the surf break so unique is the way the points face to the southeast, allowing it to only pick up south swells. Overall the bottom is sandy, but the third and fourth points have numerous lava rocks. This allows for steady offshore winds to perfectly shape the waves and generate the famous rides that can last well over a minute. The ride is so long that surfers are often picked up by ATVs that return them to the start.
Because each point is so unique, you can find waves for any surfing level. The first point is a perfect spot for beginners because it provides the shortest, smallest, and slowest waves. The second point is the most consistent wave, and therefore the most popular. This is the wave that most Scorpion Bay goers travel for. The third point is for more advanced levels because it can get fast and hollow. When the swell is big enough, it has been said that the third and second points connect, creating a ride of 3 minutes long. It sounds like a wave that surfers would dream about, doesn't it?