Rincon advise needed

Discussion in 'Puerto Rico' started by JohnnyUtah, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. JohnnyUtah

    JohnnyUtah Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Need surf spots in Rincon PR for novice/intermediate types. I'm traveling there between xmas and new years. Will also take any advice on where to spend new years eve out there. Thanks.
  2. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    small to medium sized domes is a great wave to learn on, can be very crowded tho. Sandy beach, on the other side of the point will be good for you if it is not too big, but the E/NE trade winds chop things up there on the average day. All in all, Rincon is a really good place to advance your skills.

    Have fun.

  3. JohnnyUtah

    JohnnyUtah Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
  4. gremaza

    gremaza Guest

    P.R. surfing

    The best place for a begginer/ int. surfer is Jobos beach, Isabela. It has a sandbar on the inside that is great for begginers and the point break and slightly west (100-300 yds) is great for intermediate surfers. There is some localism only at the poit break but if you respect, you'll be respected. This area of Isabela and Aguadilla is more consistent wavewise, less crowded, and has more surfspots and is only a 30 min. drive to Rincon if you want to go there. For info on where to stay in that area, check out puertoricosurfreport.com

    My two cents.
  5. JohnnyUtah

    JohnnyUtah Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
  6. rodndtube

    rodndtube Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2006
    The post and site is a pimp for her site.

    Guess you already have tickets -- Florida is probably a better deal for beginners -- more sandbars and not as crowded at many of the sandbars. Plenty of surf for intermediate folks as well. Less crime than PR.
  7. soul77

    soul77 Guest


    Florida would be better if you enjoy crappy waves, cold water, and sharks. There are plenty of good waves for beginners in PR, the farthest being a 1 to 2 hour drive away, so this is bogus advice!

    Sandy Beach early in the morning, Marias on a small day, Domes, a short drive to Jobos... it all depends on the conditions, but you'll surely enjoy your stay.
  8. cliff

    cliff Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    Sandy beach is probably a good place for beginners for sure.. domes' and marias you are on a reef. so Sandy beach is definitely more user friendly.

    Its fun in the morning, but like someone said above, the wind gets on it like crazy later on (and by later on I mean like 10am)

    Heres' some pics from a real small day there --- even small its still a lot of fun! Beats 30 and rainy Delaware any day.

    Last edited: Dec 16, 2008
  9. surfista

    surfista Member

    Sep 17, 2008

    I'll be in Rincon the same dates. I'll be in Culebra, PR for a few days then driving across to Rincon for a few days. This is my third stay in Puerto Rico. We stay in Rincon at the inn and rent a car to drive to the breaks on 413 or up to Aguadilla. Check rinconhangout.com for more info. Good luck and charge it.
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2008
  10. ClemsonSurf

    ClemsonSurf Well-Known Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    Don't waste your time at Jobos, the locals are a$$holes. Especially now that school is out for christmas and new years there will be much more people on the waves... I was there last year at this time and it was very tense and two of my friends got jumped.

    Go to wilderness, marias, domes, surfer's beach where the locals are cool and the atmosphere is laid back.
  11. jsgreen

    jsgreen New Member

    Sep 20, 2008
    Jobos is fine for beginners on the inside, where the larger sets are reformed to smaller waves, but watch out for a wicked rip current. The current goes really strong from left to right (if you are standing on the beach looking at the ocean). You don't want to be sucked into the big nasty reef/rock outcrop at the end of the beach. If there is sizable swell, Jobos is a good place to head if you are a beginner.

    Marias is good too - but watch out for the reef, look at where other people paddle ou (there is a key-hole in the reef you can get through), but watch out for the submerged airplane engine :)
  12. surferslocales

    surferslocales New Member

    Mar 22, 2010
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  13. nightoutan

    nightoutan New Member

    Feb 20, 2008
  14. dbiz135

    dbiz135 Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2007
    Puerto Rico can be either really cool or very sketch.... I'm not going to give up any spots but I can put you on to the vibe.... You have to be on your P's and Q's respect the local kingpin who probably is a sponger and try not to stare at the hot babes cuz they probably have a man who is dying to knock a ni**a out! Don't keep valuables in your rental and don't lock the doors.. Stay the hell out of the hood.. and you will be ok! Speaking spanish helps alot.
  15. btish9

    btish9 New Member

    Dec 20, 2008
    I liked surfing at domes and steps beach. when i surfed steps i was always the only one out you just have to watch out for that fire coral. Also if you get the right swell you should check out little malibu, its just up the beach from steps it was a really fun but shallow right barrel. Good luck
  16. photo:Duvall

    photo:Duvall New Member

    Jul 7, 2010
    Surfing PR

    dbiz135 had some killer advice so take it.

    I grew up on Ramey AFB as a kid in the 60s and 70s. I know a few heavy old school locals and I know PR. It keeps me outta trouble.

    We tend to not brag our broad cast what PR is all about....

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  17. mict2000

    mict2000 Guest

    Beginners beach

    Playa Jobos in Isabela is the best place to learn for sure. The inside is like Waikiki. Show up at the beach and ask anyone for Papo. He gives lessons, speaks English perfect and is full of aloha. The locals at Jobos are great and very friendly as long as you go there with the right vibe and respect, like anywhere. Enjoy your trip to PR. It is PARADISE!
  18. goltiao

    goltiao New Member

    Sep 14, 2010
  19. neptunehui

    neptunehui Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2010
    PR's best and most affordable place to stay!

    I own a condo there that is brand new and loaded check out www.vrbo.com and the listing # is 214129. I guarantee the lowest rate around and have been going there since I was a little kid in the seventies so know where to go and what to do and where to surf.:):cool: