Hey i may be going to rincon PR with some freinds, its my first time surfing out of NC and I am taking all tips and stories about your prior experiences from shipping boards over to surfing frothy 10 foot. I am planning to go around new years.
Im going with a freind and his family, they are getting a place that sleeps eight, so all I have to do is pay for ticket and shipping fees, actually the ticket is my only cristmas present and i might just shove my boards in my freinds board coffin, and pay a percentage his shipping fees and I would pay for my food.
I lived in PR for a while now, but I grew up in NC (Wilmos) and I have to say, I haven't had any coral in my foot. Unless you're absolute kook, you probably shouldn't worry about getting coral stuck in your foot, or any other part of your body. Rincon is overrated and overcrowded. If you have wheels, check out the spots in Aguadilla and Isabela. They can get pretty crowded too, though; however, not as much of a zoo as Rincon. There's some good spots in Arecibo, too. Oh yeah, the locals are kinda aggro, so show respect and you should be ok. Good luck bro and have fun!!!
Wow, harsh words brother. Over what was just a statement of fact, i went with 4 people, 3 of us has little shards of coral from walkin out to the lineup since its a lil hard to paddle out in 6 inches of water, but way to be a complete dueshbag, congrats on that. I guess have penetrable skin makes me a kook, right on ****wad. Maybe you should go back to puerto rico and get that stick removed from ur butt.
I live in Rincon from December to May each winter and I absolutely love it. Its my home away from home. If you are mellow and not agro you'll be fine. Respect the locals and act like a guest in someone else's country and everyone there will give you pointers on every thing from where to eat, surf and sleep.
I bar tend at the Rum Shack stop in while you are there.
It is mostly reef break so you need to keep your feet up. Its the sea urchins that get in your feet not the coral. Its very painful and not easy to get out. It could easily ruin the entire trip. I've had them in my hands and feet.
PR is also the most affordable place to get world class winter surf on the east coast. Cheap flights, food and places to stay. English is spoken almost every where no passport is needed and these the U.S. dollar. Beautiful girls what else do you want.
If you want to know more specifics let me know I've been going there for seven years and living there for three.