Rincon, Puerto Rico: Surfing Jewel of the Caribbean
Rincon is a small town located on the west coast of Puerto Rico. This town is well known around the world for its easy going lifestyle. Rincon enjoys the relaxed attitude on life that surfing brings to so many places around the globe. So what makes Rincon a special surfing destination among these other places? Let’s start with the fact that surfing is not closely followed by the majority of the local residents. Some residents view surfing as an exotic sport and they find it hard to believe that enormous waves and such awesome surfing can be found here. The blend of friendly local people conducting their regular daily lives, and surfers from around the globe, creates a unique and interesting mix of cultures.
Just what makes the surfing so good in Rincon? Rincon is a small peninsula off the west coast of Puerto Rico. It has nine named surfing spots on the south side, seven named spots on the north side, and many unnamed waves in between. All these spots are within walking distance and deliver different wave shapes and sizes, from 2ft. to 40ft. Largely, the exceptional surf is due to how the wind works and interacts with the geography of Rincon. There is always a good spot to surf in Rincon. If the south or southeast winds are blowing, then the north side surf spots can be surfed. If the north, northeast, or east (trade) winds are blowing, then the south side spots can be surfed. This geographical advantage allows Rincon to be surfed with every wind direction but west, which almost never happens. Rincon also enjoys a long “fetch”, or stretch of open-ocean with no other land masses to block swell from the north, northwest, and northeast. That means that just about every weather system in the North Atlantic will ultimately create surfable waves for Rincon, making it one of the most consistent surf destinations in the Caribbean. With Rincon’s variety and consistency, a surfer can switch between surf spots in a matter of minutes and enjoy fun, friendly waves, or challenge themselves with the biggest waves of the Caribbean and everything in between! If you plan a trip to Rincon, Puerto Rico, you’re almost guaranteed good surf.
You’ll find everything a traveling surfer needs to maximize enjoyment in and out of the water. With dozens of restaurants and bars, Rincon offers a rich diversity of culinary flavors and nightlife that attract people from all over the world. Rincon provides its visitors with convenience and comfort while delivering the exhilarating, tropical island experience you expect from a surf trip to the Caribbean. Come see why Rincon, Puerto Rico is known by surfers as the Jewel of the Caribbean!