PR Trip

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by rideacarr, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. LBNJ Local

    LBNJ Local Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    Here are a few def rentals to have on your list:

    Tres Amigos Beach house: right at Dogmans & Marias, literally on the beach at Dogmans. For a group of people, SICK place to stay.

    Pools Beach: Another great place to stay, eat, and surf. Right at Domes and close to Sandy Beach. They have a pool with a huge movie screen that plays surf videos and they also have awesome sushi. Place can rock at night too!

    Fish Eye View: This is an amazing spot and the owners are actually from NJ. The guy runs the parasailing in both Belmar, NJ and Rincon. The place is on top of the hill overlooking Marias and is highly reccomended by me and my crew.

    Lazy Parrot: Another place to stay that also has great food and a nightlife. A five minute drive to the ocean, but it's def a nice place to stay.

    I'm heading down Dec 17-23, usually I stay at Tres Amigos, but this time I'm doing half the trip at Pools and the other half at Fish Eye. I'm am beyond excited to get down there and SURF & PARTY!
  2. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Make sure you DON'T lock your car doors. Leave the windows open and doors unlocked just don't leave anything in the car. Leave valuables in your room and stash the key someplace you can see it from the water. That's what we did since we heard stories of guys smashing the window of a locked car just to find out there was nothing there. That's my advice might be over the top but if the window gets broken you will be charged. If the car gets stolen that is not your responsibility.

    Briza's or Breezza's or something like that is pretty cool pool bar. The food place (if it's still there) right next door will have you eating like a king for like $3.

    Ask the locals about the waterfall in the woods. Not sure how to get there but if it goes flat and you have a car, that is where you will want to spend an afternoon or two. Cliff jumping, caves and a waterfall in the middle of the woods.

    watch out for sea urchins, if you have some 2 mil reef boots you might want to bring them in case. the reef is sharp it will chew up your fins, the bottom of your board and your feet/hands if you let it.

    Look for a guy named Leon with blond dreads he can show you the ropes. I think he might still work at Casa Verde and he looooves crispy barrels bro!
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2010

  3. LBCrew

    LBCrew Well-Known Member

    Aug 12, 2009
    Yea... whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends on who you ask! Ha!
  4. bauer

    bauer Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2010
    CR is better why? Less Puerto Ricans.. Seriously PR is really beautiful island waves can be really good or it can suck... Meaning Flat.... But in dec jan it should be good hope you like crowds and body boarders cause its hard to get away from them there up before sunrise paddle out as it is getting light and leave when the locals come out and drop on top of you... Rincon isnt as bad as isabella or aquadilla but also doesnt pick up the swell when its small so travelling is a must unless you get a good swell then Rincon will be going off and not so much localism.. Last time I was there over ten years ago so probably only worse now. But still a must do experience for any NJ surfer.. Next time goto CR and you can see the diff for yourself like I did when I started travelling pr is and like stated from TOm Luker on my first trip staying with him a Great first surf trip!!! you will be stoked with your trip but will want to go else where next time.. Have fun watch your car leave windows open and doors unlock and nothing in it when you surf..
  5. dawnpatrol1187

    dawnpatrol1187 Active Member

    Oct 5, 2008
    car rental

    When I went they would not even rent us a car because we were under 21 at the time. We had to go to some sleazy car rental place that charged us so much extra money. Fees for being under 25 then additional fees since they no one would rent to people under 21. But without the car it would have sucked.
  6. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    thank you for these.
  7. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    if you want extremely cheap, you're going to want to bring a ****load of bug spray. the "cheap" stuff there is going to be completely gross, unless you're okay with that.
    if you're staying in Rincon, you're going to be near a bunch of good waves.
  8. JERSEYboarder

    JERSEYboarder Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    i think mostly right but does vary. and to everyone else try the lemon tree inn
  9. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    bro you are the most reliable guy i love it... its great getting a human perspective on the waves besides looking at the forecast plus u always do it like 6 in the morn ( why r u up so early lol? )

    keep it up thanks

    people should report more on duke its a great tool
  10. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    I'm actually planning a trip there for February. Ive never been, but I have a friend who goes multiple times every year. He has 3 kids, so he rents a house. I think thats what we'll be doing too (the fams tagging along). Im not too picky, but we'd prefer something fairly nice and not too remote. has anyone had any experience with renting? If a house doesnt work out, we're probably going to try for a condo. Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated!
  11. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    whats the weather and water temp in PR like in january ??????
  12. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    air temps mebbe 80-85 during the day warm -not really muggy- nights water temps in the mid-upper 70s as i recall
  13. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    Much like it is in February.

    Watch out for the sandy beach breaks, boys. And get some bike riding exercise... the hills with a board will be fun!!!
  14. LBNJ Local

    LBNJ Local Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    No problem, these are all places right in Rincon... I can't wait to get back down there!!!
  15. LBNJ Local

    LBNJ Local Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    the best house to rent is the Tres Amigos Beach House. It's located right on Dogman's (the break next to Maria's) and has everything you need! check it out, they have a video on there that shows the house and the location, doesn't get any better and you're centrally located for everything. They also have a calender on there that shows their availability. Good luck, let me know if you need any more info
  16. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009

    so im in the works of planing my PR trip, i was wondering if you guys can help me with a few Q?

    1) surfing rincon whats the best airport to land in ?

    2) surfboard rentals ?

    3) im aware of some of the better beaches in rincon , but do you know any good spots to teach a friend to surf ?

    4) any other heads ups or friendly advice you can share about PR

    thanks a lot!
  17. cgrizzard

    cgrizzard Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2010
    I'm heading down that way January 13-24 so this is all good info. Thanks for starting this thread!:cool:
  18. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    Petty crime (theft) is rampant, i.e., cards, houses, etc. Locals are increasingly becoming more hostile in part due to the crowding and growth of "surf schools and surf lodges" that cart people all over the place and into main breaks. And then there is the attitude of many gringos that treat the town people as something like feudal folks in their interactions, e.g., "hey, yo, where my sandwich. Wat wit yous?"

    Your best place to surf and to teach your friend is at Domes and Sandy Beach, or Jobos Beach on the north coast.
  19. LBNJ Local

    LBNJ Local Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    Best airport to fly in to is Aguadilla, it's only like a 30 minute ride to Rincon from there. There are surfboard rentals all over, but your best bet is the surf shop near Marias(not sure of the name). I agree that Domes and Sandy Beach are the best breaks to teach someone. Bringing them out on a reef could be a little intense and even for your first time surfing these breaks, you'll want to feel comfortable before trying to make someone else feel good about it. Don't be afraid to talk to people out there, alot of them are transplants from somewhere on the east coast of the mainland. Don't paddle into a lineup in a large group, spread out or paddle out seperately. Paddling in a group could get you all abolished from all waves at that spot. Get on it early!!! I always stay somewhere looking at the ocean (Tres Amigos/Fish eye/Pools) so that the surf check first thing is very close. Rincon's nightlife is fun and can get out of hand easily, so keep that in mind after your 30th Medella(PR beer). Have fun and always know your surroundings!

    ECSURFR Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    Agree with that last statement. Be aware of your surroundings. Its not that bad in Rincon per my experiences but the last time i was there, i was walking from fish eye to the breaks and theres a baseball field on the way down and some local people were having a birthday party with all the blow up slides n stuff...well as i was walking by i saw the event person reaching in his car for something and he had a handgun hanging out of his back a childrens party!
    Another time i was really drunk at Calypso and some guys in my group had brought their g/fs and a group of locals came riding by on their horses and of course one of the guys g/f was all "i want a ride i wanna ride" and before i knew it she was hopped on and away they went down the street. I flipped out, like, **** shes done, going to get raped and killed. Luckily they brought her back a few minutes later.

    Anyway...definately be aware of your surroundings...also if you go to Jobos...dont say anything if a local drops in on you...just accept it. I got dropped in on and was about to hit the guy with my nose so i made a noise and a group of 4 puertoricans started yellign at me and made me get out of the water.