What's Your Next Surf Trip Going to Be?

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by DawnPatrol321, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Sandbar18

    Sandbar18 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 22, 2009
    I was in the same boat - been to PR enough to want to try somewhere else. Jetblue is direct out of JFK. Flight prices vary by the day - RT was around $385PP.
     
  2. smitty517

    smitty517 Well-Known Member

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Almost all trips to the area involve security beat downs. If you fly through El Salv they take everyone off the plane and search all shit and frisk you. They dont do shit about the violence but no "druggas" allowed! I find it hilarious.
     
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  3. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    Yank saves the day. After your post about going out i called SW yet again and told them to call SJO directly and sure enough there is an outbound embargo. We would have been screwed on our flight home. So now we are flying in and out of Liberia which has no embargo. All told ive been on the phone with SW for 8 hours on this mess.
     
  4. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Thanks, but are you dead certain that there's no embargo coming out of LIR?
     
  5. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    as certain as i can be. The rep and the website confirmed there wasn't
     
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  6. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Fingers crossed, and hope you score :D
     
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  7. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    you called it yank. cancelling trip
     
  8. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Seriously?? :( Dang that sukks ass. Sorry, mang, you were super stoked for tropical goodness.
     
  9. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    well back to square one. southwest is a cluster so im calling the lir airport. one rep says yes and another says no. WTF
     
  10. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Exactly what I went through
     
  11. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Dayuuuum! That sucks Pump.
     
  12. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    I called the airport directly...there is no embargo in Liberia
     
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  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    The roller coaster of travel anxiety is real! Hahaha
     
  14. aka pumpmaster

    aka pumpmaster Well-Known Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    ive never seen anything like this in all my 53 years.
     
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  15. MrBigglesworth

    MrBigglesworth Well-Known Member

    Jun 29, 2018
    So I just booked my flights to PR with Jet Blue and he’s getting me cost for bringing a bort. He thinks it’s $50 each way but I’ll find out. I’m tempted to just rent since I’m only gonna be able to surf two and a half days but for $25 more I can be riding my Roberts... I guess it depends on what’s available To rent as well. If I can get one close to the Roberts then I’d opt for that and save the worry and headache of bringing it.
     
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  16. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    If forecast calls for sizeable surf, bring the boart you are most comfortable on. It gives you confidence. Riding an unfamiliar boart in an unfamiliar place with dangerous surf isn’t how I like to roll. If waves look average then go ahead and rent. Game day decision.

    Edit: on 2nd thought, I would bring my own boart regardless. That’s just me. I rented my 1st trip, and brought my own the next 3. No comparison. He has decent boarts but still a rental.
     
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  17. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Board fees AFTER August flight bookings are $100 each way. Before August booking, it is $50. I am going to rent, but then again, I no longer give a shit if they rent only longboards, short boards, or midsize. I have fun on all of them, big or small surf.
    Back 50 years ago we surfed Tres Palmas when large on longboards, no leash invented yet. But allow me to give you a warning--if you have no experience in large waves, stay away from Tres Palmas--it is Okay to be an observer. Every now and then bodies of the inexperienced surfers with big egos are extracted from there.
    I will no longer go out when very large; my glory days are behind me. I survived them; do the same--your family needs you, I am sure.
     
  18. Mitchell

    Mitchell Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2009
    On one trip to PR I rented from this guy (Bobby) who was right up the hill from where we stayed. I liked that he had a nice selection of boards and for one weekly board rental rate, he was fine with my keeping a step-up shape for a few of the bigger days and a fishy shape for the smaller ones. His boards were just as good as my boards in a large array of shapes and sizes, and i don't mind surfing unfamiliar equipment that much.

    http://www.puertoricosurfinginfo.com/surfboard-rentals.html
     
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  19. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Well-Known Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Yes, Mitch--that is Mar Azul--it is where I rent my boards as well. Bobby and his wife Raquel are nice people.
     
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  20. Yankkee

    Yankkee Well-Known Member

    Nov 8, 2017
    Impressive initiative.....and simultaneously insane that major corps are this infarcted
     
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