Best Surfing in Puerto Rico

Best Surfing in Puerto RicoBefore I get into surf spots that offer some of the best surfing in Puerto Rico, let’s learn a little about this country.  Puerto Rico is an archipelago located in the Caribbean Sea and situated approximately 237 miles east of the Dominican Republic.  The Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean affect the coastlines of Puerto Rico.

The capital of Puerto Rico is San Juan which is also its largest city, the official languages of Puerto Rico are Spanish and English.  Puerto Rico is an unincorporated United States of America territory.   Puerto Ricans are natural-born citizens of the United States.  The President of the United States, Barrack Obama, is also the president of Puerto Rico.  The Governor of Puerto Rico is Alejandro García Padilla.

According to Worldometers.com, Puerto Rico is ranked 135 in the World in population, with a population of approximately three million six hundred eighty thousand seven hundred seventy-two (3,680,772).  According to Statisticstimes.com, Puerto Rico is ranked 61 in the World in gross domestic product (GDP), which is one of the indicators of the health of a country’s economy.   Puerto Rico’s main source of income is from manufacturing (e.g. pharmaceuticals, textiles, petrochemicals and electronics).

Puerto Rico is the birthplace to many great athletes, especially in the field of baseball and boxing.  In baseball, some of the great baseball players are: Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Alomar, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada and Carlos Beltran.  In boxing, some of the great boxers are: Wilfredo Gomez, Felix Trinidad, Miguel Cotto and Wilfred Benitez.

Best Surfing in Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico exports 80 percent of rum around the world, and more than 70 percent of the rum sold in the United State comes from Puerto Rico.  The legal drinking age in Puerto Rico is 18.  Puerto Rico has approximately 270 miles of beaches.  Since we now know a little about Puerto Rico, let’s learn about surf spots in this country.   Puerto Rico has many surf spots and I will provide you short list of some of these surf spots that will offer some of the best surfing in Puerto Rico: Aviones, Bridges, California, Casa del Juez, Channel, Chatarras, Cochino, Crashboats, Dogmans, Domes, El Cocal, El Misto, El Unico, Fiji, Gas Chambers, Hallows, Isabela, Kikita Beach, La Bomba and Little Malibu.

Aviones

Aviones is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Aviones is located on the northeast coastline of Puerto Rico, north of Finca Pinones.

Bridges

Bridges is point break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Bridges is located on the northwest coastline of Puerto Rico, southwest of Aquadila Pueblo.

California

California is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  California is located on the southeast coastline of Puerto Rico, east of Hacienda San Isidoro.

Casa del Juez

Best Surfing in Puerto RicoCasa del Juez is a reef break with a wave the break both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Casa del Juez is located on the north central coastline of Puerto Rico, north of Sabana Hoyos.

Channel

Channel is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Channel is located on the southeast coastline of Puerto Rico, south of Caribe Playa Resort.

Chatarras

Chatarras is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the very experienced surfer. Chatarras is located on the northeast coastline of Puerto Rico, northwest of Finca Ninones.

Cochino

Cochino is a beach break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Cochino is located on the northern coastline of Puerto Rico, east of Levittown.

Crashboats

Crashboats is a break water/jetty with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Crashboats is located on northwest coastline of Puerto Rico, south of Borinquen.

Dogmans

Best Surfing in Puerto RicoDogmans is a reef break with a wave the break both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Dogmans is located on the western coastline of Puerto Rico, south of the Rincon Lighthouse.

Domes

Domes is point break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for experienced surfers.  Domes is located on the western coastline of Puerto Rico, north of the Rincon Lighthouse.

El Cocal

El Cocal is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  El Cocal is located on the southeast coastline of Puerto Rico, south of El Negro.

El Misto

El Misto is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the very experienced surfer.  El Misto is located on the northeast coastline of Puerto Rico, north of Cabeza De San Juan.

El Unico

Best Surfing in Puerto RicoEl Unico is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  El Unico is located on northern coastline of Puerto Rico, northwest of Sabana Seca.

Fiji

Fiji is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the very experienced surfer.  Fiji is located on the northern coastline of Puerto Rico, near Balneario El Escambrón.

Gas Chambers

Gas Chambers is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for the very experienced surfer.    Gas Chambers is located on northwest coastline of Puerto Rico, south of Borinquen.

Hallows

Hallows is a reef break with a wave the break both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Hallows is located on the north central coastline of Puerto Rico, north of Sabana Hoyos.

Isabela

Isabela is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Isabela is located on the northwest coastline of Puerto Rico, north of town of Isabela.

Kikita Beach

Best Surfing in Puerto RicoKikita Beach is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  Kikita Beach is located on the northern coastline of Puerto Rico, near Embassy Suites by Hilton Dorado del Mar Beach Resort.

La Bomba

La Bomba is a reef break with a wave the breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all levels.  La Bomba is located on the northern coastline of Puerto Rico, northwest of Condado.

Little Malibu

Little Malibu is a reef break with a right breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Little Malibu is located on the western coastline of Puerto Rico, west of Rincon.

In Conclusion

Puerto Rico is located in the Caribbean Sea, east of the Dominican Republic.  Puerto Rico in an unincorporated United States Territory, with over 270 miles of beaches it is not surprising that Puerto Rico and many surf spots.  I have provided you a sampling of some of the many surf spots in this country, which should provide you with some of the best surfing in Puerto Rico.

Check out my post: “Surf Spots in the Bahamas.”

Thanks for dropping in and if you should have any comments or questions, please post it in the comments section of this page.


4 thoughts on “Best Surfing in Puerto Rico

  1. I’m just about to book a trip to Puerto Rico so this page has been quite helpful. I’ve been surfing for a while now so I’m interested in finding surf spots that would suit my level of surfing. I favour lefts so it’s awesome to have a list of breaks that I can check out. Thanks for the tips and keep up the good work with your site.

    • Hi Eddie, I’m glad that you found this page helpful, I too like to know a little about surf spots before I give them a try.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  2. I have some friends who surf and would absolutely love to hear about all the sweet spots to catch some waves around the globe! I will pass this along to them. Puerto Rico sounds wonderful. I work with a woman who was born there. Looks like I’m gonna be visiting soon the beaches look incredible. Have you surfed all of these spots yourself?

    • Hi Justin, I agree, that the beaches in Puerto Rico look amazing. I’ve never been to Puerto Rico, so I’ve never surf those spots but would definitely like to surf some of them.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

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