Stand Up Paddleboarding in Puerto Rico

As the winter surf season winds down and the calm summer waters begin to creep in, stand up paddleboarding, or SUP, is a great way to stay in surfing shape and experience the water from a different perspective.  Of course many SUPers are wave riders as well, but try touring the west coast on a standup paddleboard, the reefs and coral and fish and tortugas are just below your feet, its an incredible show.  There are lots of SUP rentals on the West Coast of Puerto Rico, try Aquatic Dive and Surf in Aguadilla for rentals as well as tours. 

If you're a more experienced stand up paddleboarder, you may enter one of the competitions on the island of Puerto Rico, the Xplora Splash Fest is this weekend in Carolina and every April, the Rincon Beach Boy Paddleboard race is held, great time to meet other SUP riders and share info on the sport.