Surfing in Puerto Rico in mid-August...where to stay?
I am trying to plan a trip to Puerto Rico in the summer to enjoy some of the beautiful scenery and fauna, but also get in some surfing. We'd be there for 2 weeks starting mid August. My husband is an experienced surfer and my two kids under 8 years are both beginning. We don't need big surf, but some would be great. Is there consistent surf in August and what beaches, locations, and accommodations would you recommend? Thanks for your help!
PR is a great place year round, but the surf will be limited in August. If you are open to suggestion, I would recommend Costa Rica, very good surf that time of year. Great people and a perfect place for the kids to learn, lots of surf schools. It is the green season ( rainy), but I have been there twice in the green season and have had great times.
I surf PR in the winter and it is as good as anywhere in the world. The people are great, I would check out Isabella/ Jobo on the northcoast, check out VRBO for places to stay both in PR and or CR. Airfare tends to be the lowest in the summer for Cr, plus there are many surfboard rentals with really good boards, in PR you normally take your own boards, which means more money.
In Cr, Tamarindo is a good place to start, surf not that good in town but only 10 minutes away is very good surf for dad, the kids can learn in town, Check out Avellanas or Playa Grande for good surf, review Magic Seaweed.com for these areas.
Summer time is definitely the worst time to surf in Puerto Rico... The west coast will likely be flat, and the north coast will get usually see consistent 2-4' range surf. The exception being if the tropics are active, which can send solid surf to the island, but also you have to watch out for land falls or near misses and potential of lots of rain with the tropical systems.