Arriving at the Southern tip of the island, near the town of San Nicolas, there are two beaches. “Rodger’s” and “Baby Beach” are set on adjoining bays facing south and the beaches are about 200m apart. Wind swell wraps around the tip of the island and onto the reefs protecting these two bays. It creates perfect kickers for freestyle moves, small jumps, and small wave rides. After a couple of days of strong wind the waves can build significantly.
I experienced “Rodger’s Beach” with big enough waves to throw push loops, stalled forwards and get properly washed! Look for two white posts in the water to mark a deeper opening in the reef. Don’t sail upwind of the imaginary line made by these two posts and you’ll avoid the really shallow reef areas.
Although “Baby Beach” looks like it has good windsurfing potential, it’s not recommended to windsurf there. It’s a tourist attraction for snorkelers, meaning there are many swimmers. In fact the police will kick you off the water if you’re windsurfing any later than 7am. So if you’re desperate to give it a try, get up early for your sunrise rush of adrenaline!