How to go Surf Kayaking in Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas

Kayak surfing in the Sea of Cortez is one of the best-kept secrets in the paddling world. It is Fun and great exercise it’s a wonder why the practice isn’t more popular. Whether you are a whitewater pro, a surfer or just wanting to branch out to the sea but have never been in a kayak,  but still are curious, this guide will help you on your way to ocean kayak surfing in the Sea of Cortez.

Difficulty – Intermediate

Here’s How to get started:

  1. Evaluate and Make a Judgment Call: When you get out to the ocean, assess the conditions. If the water looks too rough,  please don’t try to go surf kayaking. Do not be discouraged — as anyone who knows waves and goes to a beach knows, the waves can change and fluctuate widely throughout the day keeping with the tide. Safety is most important.
  2. Dress the part – When Kayak Surfing in the Ocean: It is tempting when planning on surf kayaking to go ahaead without a helmet or a life jacket. After all, surfers don’t do it so why would I? Don’t even think about it. This is a really bad idea. You can never know when you might be thrown or tossed upside down into a coral sandbar, at which point, you will be extremely glad you wore that helmet! It is also really important to wear a lifevest or personal floatation device (PFD).
  3. Check the Waves out from the Shore: Before you jump in your kayak, devise a plan of attack on how you will be kayaking out to the break.  take a min ute and Time the waves to see if there is a big enough lull to paddle out. If not, you will have to paddle through the waves or around the waves.
  1. Hop into Your Kayak: It is always best to get into your kayak at the edge of where the surf hits the shore. This way you can keep your kayak from getting moved by the impinging coastline. Once ready to launch, try to use your arms underneath the kayak to lift kayak up and push you into the water.
  2. Paddling Out to Catch Waves: Once you have pushed off into the water, you’re ready for the battle.

A few Tips:

  1. Practice a Solid Kayak Roll prior to trying this: This tip is a prerequisite before thinking about being able to go kayak surfing. Swimming out of your kayak should never be an option while out in the ocean. Even if you are an olympic swimmer and can swim to shore, and rescuing your kayaking equipment can be extremely difficult.
  2. Always Use the Right Kind of Kayak: Standard Recreational kayaks are not the kind to be used in the ocean surf. The only suitable kayaks that should be contemplated to surf in the ocean are whitewater kayaks that have been fitted with spray skirts or the sit-on-top style kayaks that are already made for the ocean. While some sea kayaks have been used to surf a wave or two on the way into shore, this should not be attempted and is not a preferred vessel that should be used to be surfing the waves and they haven’t been made for that style of paddling.

 

What You will Need

  • A Surf Kayak
  • A Surf Paddle
  • A PFD (Lifejacket)
  • A water resistant Helmet
  • Yo man of course you need Waves!

Maintaining your Ocean Front Cabo San Lucas Home

Owning oceanfront real estate in Los Cabos is a dream for some that, although luxurious and romantic, requires a certain level of upkeep. In general, real estate in beachfront environments is exposed to high levels of humidity that can quickly wreak havoc on your home. Properties located in front of the ocean are exposed to a significantly higher amount of salt than other homes in coastal areas.

In order to maintain the value of your beachfront property, it’s important to be well-informed on the necessary maintenance steps. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the most important things to do each year when caring for a home or condo located in front of the ocean.

1. Regularly Check All Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Units

The high concentration of sea salt in the air attracts moisture to the metal components of an Air conditioning system. As Accumulation of moisture can cause premature corrosion and deterioration of the air conditioning systems components. Furthermore, the closer you live to the ocean, the greater the risk of salt damaging your AC unit.

It is important that you have filters in your AC system, they can do a great job of filtering out much of the salt and dust in the air before it reaches the at risk metal components. For this reason, we recommend that you have your AC filters cleaned or changed once a month and have a professional check and tune up your system once a year.

2. Check All Seals on Windows and Doors

Water Penetrating from heavy rains can result in deterioration of window sashes, framing, blinds, and, if severe, even exterior flooring. In order to prevent costly repairs in the future, it’s important to check all window and door seals as well as weatherstripping on a regular basis. We recommend that you do this twice a year, once every six months. If you find any issues in your window and door treatments, repair or replace them immediately to avoid leaks and more serious complications.

3. Keep a look Out for Mold

Mold loves humid conditions and coastal weather conditions. This constant exposure provides the perfect habitat for mold and it can grow just about anywhere: in your outdoor furniture and cushions, on a wet towel left on the floor, on the walls, and in the shower.

If caught early, mold can be prevented or properly treated. If left untreated, it can spread very quickly and through your entire home rapidly. The best way to protect your property from mold is to prevent mold growth altogether. There are Certain types of mold, like black mold, which are a serious health concern if not properly addressed. If you see mold or think you might have mold in your home, please contact a specialist immediately and take steps for proper removal.

4. Inspect for Termites Regularly

Termites can be a common nuisance that can also quickly affect your oceanfront property. Termites only need a small opening to gather themselves into your home and start causing damage. Both subterranean (underground) termites and the flying termites are prominent in Cabo San Lucas. We always recommend that you perform regular inspections and fumigate your home in order to avoid termite damage.

5. Pressure Wash Your Home

Many oceanfront properties are not protected by tall trees and get no shade. These properties can receive full sun and are affected by the ocean elements all day, sometimes leaving them looking weathered fairly quickly. Simple Pressure washing is an easy way to remove salt and dirt from your home while also removing any possible mildew growth. We recommend pressure washing the exterior of your home up to every 3 months to remove any salt and dirt buildup.

6. Keep Your Decks Sealed

Another important item that can get overlooked is a task that should be on your list of annual home maintenance checklist is sealing your deck. Sea salt air, tropical rain, high winds and prolonged exposure to the coastal sun can cause significant wear and tear on any deck. Even a small leak that goes unnoticed can cause issues. The best way to protect your decks is to reseal them each year.

7. Protect Your Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor furniture can often be overlooked but tends to be the most affected in coastal homes since it’s always exposed to the elements. Always take care for your outdoor furniture, rinse any metal framing weekly with water and dry it with a dry cloth. Another good practice for maintaining your outdoor furniture protection is to always cover your outdoor furniture when it is not in use. This will help prevent any buildup of salt and dirt that may cause rusting or a buildup of some mildew. If you want to add a layer of protection to the metal framing, might we we suggest applying a coat of car polish or wax to help prevent rust.

8. Regular Inspections of the Exterior of Your Home

A great practice is to periodically inspect the exterior of your coastal home to look for any damaged siding, missing shingles, and anything else that might need the attention of a licensed contractor. Catching these type of issues early can save you a significant amount of time and money down the road due to mold, leaks, and rot.

9. Hire a Property Manager That Specializes in Coastal Property Maintenance

If you’re looking at real estate in Los Cabos to receive a return on investment, or as a vacation home and you’re not going to be living in your ocean front property year-round, you might want to consider hiring a responsible property manager. A preferred property manager regularly inspects your home to ensure that everything is functioning properly. He/she also handles any necessary repairs and/or upkeep in order to avoid any damage to your property.

10. Consult a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Cabo San Lucas

If you have questions about purchasing oceanfront real estate in Los Cabos or Cabo San Lucas and how to maintain it, contact Own In Cabo Realtors. Our fully licensed real estate specialists are experts in oceanfront properties and will help you understand the joys of owning real estate in Cabo San Lucas and the steps necessary to retain the value of your oceanfront property.

To speak to a licensed real estate agent in Cabo San Lucas, contact us online or via our U.S. or Local numbers 1 (925) 963 9639 when calling from the US or Canada. But If you’re currently in Mexico, you can call us using our local Cabo phone number, 624 160 1502.

Cabo San Lucas Real Estate located right on Medano Beach

BEST LOCATION LOCATED RIGHT IN THE HEART OF CABO -When you enter this unit directly from your keyed elevator your breath is taken away by this completely remodeled single story unit with 3×3 Egyptian marble floors, the lighted wave ceiling in dining area and the under-lit onyx counter in powder room. Then you see the induction wolf range, viking refrigerator and dishwasher, quartz counters, stainless farm house sink, and stunning quartz counters in the kitchen. The dual zone 160 bottle wine refrigerator in beautiful bar. the master bath with freestanding soaking tub and incredible shower, sliding barn door, taller wider alder doors, new alder cabinetry throughout, 4 new Inverter AC forced air systems with new ducting, new bathroom tilewalk everywhere 1 block to Medano Beach and Marina.

Waldorf Astoria Opens in Cabo San Lucas

The Resort at Pedregal Changes its name again…

The incredible beaches of Los Cabos now have another high end luxury hotel in their ranks. Hilton Hotels has announced that the hotel chain has opened a Waldorf Astoria hotel and resort — the first Waldorf Astoria in Mexico.

This new addition to the legendary chain is the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos and this one was not built from the ground up. Rather, this hotel and resort  has just taken over an existing property, the Resort At Pedregal. The Resort At Pedregal reopened in 2015 after Hurricane Odile rebranded from the Capella Pedregal Hotel and Residences.

With the Grand Opening in the fourth quarter of 2019, Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos located in Pedregal will be offering guests luxurious amenities and direct beach access. This property will be featuring 115 guest rooms and suites. In comparison, the Hilton Los Cabos Beach and Golf Resort, Which is Hilton’s primary property in Los Cabos, now features more than double that number of rooms with 375 guest rooms.

Cabo Wabo is still one of the Hottest places in Cabo San Lucas to spend a few hours or the entire night

Whether you enter the original entrance or come up the back steps, Cabo Wabo Cantina is a great place to grab a beer or even dinner. Sammy Hagar has put Cabo Wabo on the map and it is still one of the most photographed places in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Cabo Wabo is one of the most valuable pieces of Cabo San Lucas Real Estate in the downtown area, not just because of the name but because of its close proximity to everything.

On any given night you can walk in and find Sammy Hagar himself jumping up on stage and singing either his classic songs or maybe even Sweet Home Alabama, He may be by himself or maybe Mr. Toby Keith jumps up on stage with him, Toby is also known to drop by quite often by himself and treat the crowd to his renditions of classic rock songs.  The people who drop in unannounced and sing a set is amazing, from Adam Levine to Mike Reno from Loverboy. The house bands are both also really good, if you enjoy rock and roll stop by Cabo Wabo Cantina, you never know who you might run into?

Cabo San Lucas gets high flying Cirque de Soleil style Nightclub – Coco Bongo is Now Open!

Cirque de Soleil meets Vegas Show in Cabo?

 

The Famous Coco Bongo Nightclub has finally arrived in Cabo San Lucas, And it does not disappoint… A little over 2 months ago Coco Bongo opened its doors on a Tuesday Night to a select few for a  Glimpse of Cabo’s hottest new nightspot, There were Aerial Acrobatics, Dancers, Michael Jackson, KISS and Madonna impersonators. The lucky guests were treated to All-Inclusive cocktails, entertainment and todays hottest dance mixes for a kickoff of what has become the place to be while in Cabo. Fun was had by everyone in attendance and most patrons were already planning a trip back to see what else Coco Bongo has in store for us. Since the first trip there we have seen Beetlejuice up close and personal, the always incredible Kiss Impersonators, high flying acrobatics and fun for all. There are many options for entry from All Inclusive entry to VIP bottle service, and the show is constantly changing. Once inside you will not know if you are in Las Vegas or Cabo San Lucas with the high energy show, nonstop dancing by all and the unique atmosphere. Check it out and let us know what you think? We think after seeing this show you might be asking what kind of Cabo San Lucas homes for sale are there? or maybe Can I own Cabo San Lucas Real Estate? If so contact Own In Cabo Real Estate for all your needs at www.ownincabo.com or stop by our office on Medano Beach.

Tickets are available online with a $15.00 dollar discount if purchased online. Bottle service is available as well…

 

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