So, I'm heading down to PR in 2 weeks. Staying in a condo a little bit north of Rincon, and I think its walking distance to Sandy Beach. Anyway, I know there is a fair amount of info out there, but I wanted to see what suggestions anyone has for a beginner/intermediate surfer. I want to surf more than beach breaks, but nothing dangerous either. Can anyone suggest certain spots? Domes Beach looks like a nice right.
Also, any suggestions on things to do when the surf is not pumping?
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Oct 29, 2012, 12:08 AM #1Junior Member
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Intermediate waves in Puerto Rico
Oct 29, 2012, 01:55 AM #2
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stay within your limits, i.e., head high or less if you're beginner/intermediate. Nothing here I would really call beach breaks but there are similar waves at times.
Domes can be fun but crowded, as well as most of the breaks here.
As to your last line, drinking is quite popular.
Oct 29, 2012, 02:03 AM #3
Same as vtsurfer. Im going next May to Playa Grande. Im a super awesome beginner at this point in time. Anyone been there in May that knows about crowds and how the breaks are please let me know. Thanks.
the crowd at domes can get pretty hostile so i wouldn't surf there unless you're confident with your etiquette. sandy beach is probably the closest thing to a beachbreak you'll get but it gets choppy after 10 am most days because it's not facing towards the trade winds. just 5 minutes away is marias (right next to domes) which i would recommend because it's much more spaced out. just make sure you find out where to paddle out because you can't just jump in and go you have to find the key hole in the reef. you'll be fine surfing the reefs just don't put your feet down when you fall and try to fall flat.
Oct 29, 2012, 08:09 PM #5
I never had trouble at Domes.. But I definitely got the stink eye... I find that they talk a lot in PR, but don't get overly aggressive. Domes is super fun and so is Sandy.
I would would drive the half hour to Aguadilla and surf Surfers too... It's a super easy, rippable mellow wave. And it picks up more swell. Theres a ton of waves up there.
Like ND081 said, you'll be fine on the reefs. Just remeber there's a reef on the bottom.
And watch dudes out before you do. You need to be in the right spot or you'll end up in 2" of water standing on urchins!
Oct 29, 2012, 10:07 PM #6Senior Member
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a large group of friends and I will be down starting 11/16. all different levels, some never surfed before.
PM me your number if you'd like...I get full cell service there
other stuff to do: drinks, senoritas, waterfalls, fishing, SUP, and we're thinking of skydiving.
Oct 31, 2012, 08:05 PM #7
Hey dude, just got back from where you are headed. Sandy Beach had light offshore (S/ SW) winds almost all day for a week straight. Couple days it got semi-choppy but stayed rather clean for the most part, although when the swell started pumping or the wind shifted it was closing out, and all you have to do is look to the right or left and there are a couple spots you can hit within walking distance. Sandy's will be your best bet if you are looking for intermediate. Pools and Antonio's to the left and right of Sandy's has a decent looking wave as well. Sandy's is the safest, the other two will have some rocks but not too bad if you are smart about it. If you want a nice little point break left go just out front of a restaurant called Tamboo and go toward the big rock cliff, plus it blocks the wind pretty well too. Less crowded and less hostile than Domes, at least from what I gathered in my 8 days there.
Oct 31, 2012, 08:14 PM #8
Oct 31, 2012, 08:36 PM #9
Nice to see(read?) you're back. Bet the PR was absolutely banging. That was your honeymoon, right? If so, congrats man.
Oct 31, 2012, 08:56 PM #10