I agree with the Duke of Cool- I would opt for the surf lesson, no need to ruin your trip- taking a spill on the reef and cutting yourself up... get in touch with an instructor and he will have a good board for you and take you to the best beach for the swell that day. traveling outside of rincon for waves could be a bad idea if your not experienced surfing reefs and bigger waves. either get a hold of an instructor or go to Marias to get your bearings...