I am headed to San Juan to surf next week and cant friggn wait. I am planning on renting from La Ocho surfshop and surfing La Ocho for only 3 days. I didn't know if anybody had ever surfed San juan other than La Ocho? I am pretty adventurous and like a sketchy wave here and there. I have been to La perla and felt like I was either going to get shot or die trying to get back on the rocks. This is the only other place in SJ i have surfed. Any help on another spot or better place to rent would be awesome. Thanks ALL.
speak to some of the local boys in the lineup and they can point you in the right direction, there are a few spots. PR kids can be kind of pricks sometimes, so just stand your own and they can help you out. I forget where the spots are.
Check out Luquillo. Not sure where you're staying but its like a 20 minute drive East of San Juan. Pretty nice little cove there that picks up some swell. Last time I was there it was straight onshore but still looked like some fun, rampy waves.
The Bull. Airports, check wanna surf, not to many secret spots anymore. Ask around. Good luck at Chatarra, great wave razor sharp. I do know one spot further west my friend Steve Fitzpatrick took me to a few years back. No one goes too, surfed it by myself while he took some shots from the hill but I keeping that one to ourselves.
check out pine-grove on days that la Ocho is either too big or too small (but beware, it gets crazy crowded). Pine-grove is close to la ocho (walking distance) so having wheels is not necessary. La ocho surf-shop will hook you up, ask for Peter. Have fun mane, PR is an amazing place.
I'll be spending a few days in San Juan next month (Veterans Day weekend), staying close by the Airport. The trip isn't a surf trip, but if I can sneak out for a few hours, I was thinking of checking out La Ocho. The beach is an 8 minute drive from our hotel.
Does anybody have good advice for renting a car in the greater San Juan area and driving around? We'll mostly be sightseeing.
La Ocho is a fun break. you can rent a car right at the airport fairly cheap. driving around isn't much differnt then most major US cities. Walking around old San juan is a good time. cool bars and resturants and sites pretty much are right next to each other. its almost better not to have a plan becuase you won't stick to it. Just get out of the car and start walking around and adventure will find you. It can get a little sketchy aftre dark but not to bad really
if your in a resturant thats serves Mofungo, order it. its awesome.
I surfed Chatarra a couple of years ago. Sick wave, but not woth the hassle. I got one of the best barrels of my life and still had a lame session. Do like Surftb15 says... I found a couple of real fun waves from looking around and asking where it was good. As long as you're cool to them they should help.