Todos Santos

Two small, rocky, uninhabited islands in northern Baja California, Mexico, eight miles off the mainland; home to Killers, a world-class big-wave break. "A strange and freaky surf discovery," Nick Carroll said about Killers in 1990. "A big-wave monstrosity within easy distance of a coast where five-foot surf throws locals into a frenzy."

Isla de Todos Santos (All Saints Island) was first ridden around 1964 by visitors from Southern California, who surfed a left-breaking wave there called Thor...