Get to know some of the best places to practice this sport on the island of charm.
Known for its breathtaking sunsets and diverse water sports offerings, Rincón has immortalized its surf culture, with a statue of a surfer standing in the middle of town. Located at the westernmost point of the island, this location is home to beaches on the north and west coasts that offer a wide variety of breaks and wave sizes for all levels of surfers. The best beaches include Playa María, Tres Palmas and Playa Domes, one of the most famous surf spots in the Caribbean, which annually hosts a famous international surf competition, as well as several beach festivals. If you don't have a surfboard, there are several rental places like Mar Azul Surf Shop and Surf Town Rincón. If you are new to the sport or are looking to learn new skills and tricks, Rincón Surf School is the place to be.
Punta Borinquen, the 5-mile coastline that stretches from Crash Boat to Surfer's Beach in the northwestern town of Aguadilla, was nominated in 2018 as the Caribbean's first World Surfing Reserve by Save the Waves. Thanks to this recognition, more than a dozen world-class surf breaks such as Surfer's Beach, Table Tops, Survival Beach, Wilderness, Wishing Well, Manglito and Crash Boat are now protected. With a variety of breaks, Aguadilla is well worth a visit for surfers of all levels, who will enjoy some of the most picturesque scenery in Puerto Rico. Here you will also find several surf shops that offer board rentals, such as Surf Zone, Aquatic Dive and Surf, and Verde Azul Surf and SUP Shop, as well as a surf tour company, PR Surf Adventures.
The picturesque town of Isabela, also located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, is where the winds from the Atlantic Ocean create the optimal conditions for surfing of all levels. Middles Beach, for example, should be tackled only by advanced surfers, due to its strong currents and rocky offshore areas. It is here that the annual Corona Pro Surf Circuit takes place. For those looking for smaller waves there is Playa Jobos, the most popular stretch of Isabela, where you can also find several lively bars and restaurants to enjoy after a day of waves. Right on Playa Jobos, the Hang Loose surf shop offers a great place for equipment rental.