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    Honeymoon in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Me and my soon to be Wife are planning our Honeymoon for Oct. 21st -28th in San Juan and I was wondering where would be a perfect place to spend a day or two surfing. I'm a novice skill level with about 15+ years of experience surfing the East Coast of Florida as well as the Gulf Coast (when it's good). I'm pretty spoiled when it comes to sandy bottom beaches and have zero experience with reef surfing so I would like to avoid any such hazards while on my honeymoon, i'll save the adventures for another time if you know what i mean. I have read that Guajataca is a good place to check out as well as South Rincon, but not sure how good the surf is. I primarly surf on my 12ft SUP these days, and I pull out the 8ft 1" McTavish every now and then on the larger / more windy days. I'm looking for a leisure wave, not huge barrells over a reef or anything, anybody got some suggestions that would be worth checking out?

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    Go to Wannasurf.com and check out the beach breaks around San Juan. If you are staying in San Juan, just be advised that it is a 3 hour or more drive to Rincon and the breaks are reef breaks, some gentle, some not.
    There's Aviones to the East of San Juan and Cochino to the West.

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    Thanks for your response. Do you have any knowledge of Guajataca?

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    Don't know much about Guajataca. It's in Isabella. I lived in Rincon. About 2 hours from San Juan.

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    OK thanks, it's my 1st trip to Puerto Rico so I don't know much at all about the area, just doing some research beforehand to make the most of our time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DawnPatrolSUP View Post
    OK thanks, it's my 1st trip to Puerto Rico so I don't know much at all about the area, just doing some research beforehand to make the most of our time.
    Stop 8 or la Ocho is about 2 miles from San Cristobol in Old San Juan. Easy going break until it gets over head high. You and your wife could almost walk there taking the high road down to the public park. Bring a mask there is a reef there offshore if its flat. Not a bad way to spend the morning while she sleeps in you surf, walk back, and order room service. Have fun.

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    Is the drive really that long to rincon? I was there a few weeks ago and it only felt like 1 hour or so? there was no traffic though.

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    Congrats on the wedding. If you are who I think you are, we worked together at RV. Good for you man, have fun out there.

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    Ocho is reef and aviones is reef, surfed both places on my honeymoon last march. Both are fun waves, there is a beach break in san juan next to a jetty its a left from what i can remember. I never surfed it it was a little small when i saw it and i was worn out. I stayed at the radison casino or something and that beach break was about half a mile east up the beach towards old san juan.there where some kids out surfing and it looked really fun.good luck and congrats man have fun its an amazing place. Watch out for sea urchants !!

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    Thanks, I've read some good things about La Ocho, although i believe it's a reef break, it may be worth a look if it's not too sketchy on the bottom. I'll definitely keep in mind.