The trip was essentially a drive in surgical strike for what was predicted to be a 4-day swell. You don’t see 21-second period, 3-metre swell from the south that often, but that is what we were looking at and it did not disappoint.
Logistically, to drive in Baja you mandatorily have to purchase motor vehicle insurance. It’s just not worth the risk and when you see the conditions you’re driving in, you understand. As far down as we were going, it truly is a “highway of death”. Past El Rosario there are single track sized two lane roads with massive trucks and sleepy or worse drivers behind the wheel. We had to power the drive but made it easier by crossing the border at 4 a.m., which got us to our first session by about 4 p.m., 13 hours from the border – not entirely that bad as long as you play it safe.