All the cogent points, regarding a trip down the Baja peninsula in August have been well covered in the previous replies. Hurricane season for Mexico
officially begins June 1 and is 'finished' around the beginning of October. Frequency of tropical depressions and cyclones in Baja California
historically increase towards the end of the 'official' season (August and September). Currently, hurricane Jimena is threatening Baja California Sur (follow eastern Pacific tropical storms at National Hurricane Center
). Regardless of future cruising plans, it pays dividends to check weather
predictions before heading down the Pacific side of Baja. There are places along the way that provide fair to good shelter from the prevailing winds from the north, but there will be stretches where you may find yourself many hours away from the nearest protective headland or bay. There are many good sites on the internet
that do a respectable job of making fairly reliable predictions. One that we use is at SailFlow.com - xt_Baja California Wind Data
. This site gives five day forecasts for both the Baja Pacific coast and Sea of Cortez
. Keep in mind, the further out the prediction (e.g., day 3-5) the greater the chance of error. Never rely on one source for your weather information and don't discount your own weather eye and personal observations.