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photo by J. Westfall

Antonio's - Fun rights and lefts that break over a long stretch of reef.  Onshore in the prevailing afternoon trade winds, so get there early, but plenty of room. Not known as a really hollow wave, Antonio's breaks best on a Northwest or northeast swell and winds from the south, which produces very fun, workable rights that peel down the beach.

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photo by Jim Crotty

Parking Lots - For all surfing levels.  From the 413, turn down near the Speedway gas station, go to the bottom and first parking lot on the right near Casa Islena. Fun rights and lefts between Sandy's and Antonio's.  Paddle out in front of the parking lot.  Bottom is sand and rock, can get blown out by the afternoon.

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photo by Jim Crotty

Sandy Beach - All surfing levels.  In front of Tamboo Tavern, just a few steps south from Parking Lots. Sandy Beach needs a nice Northwest or Northeast swell and a light south wind to hit its true potential. When the conditions come together, long, workable lefts peel down the reef.  Don't let the sandy bottom fool you, a dangerous undertow awaits.  Click here for Surfline Cam.


photo by Angelo Cordero
photo by Angelo Cordero

Pool's - a few scattered reef breaks that can be fun. Pools Beach is the first spot you hit heading south as you round the Puntas corner of Rincon. Its protected from the Northeast Trade Winds, but needs a good Northwest swell to really break, in-fact, the more west in the swell the better as the break is tucked into the corner. Best for experienced surfers, can be a heavy wave.

Domes - Good for all level of surfers.  From Rincon, take Rt 413 north, go left to "El Faro" on Rt.4413 to the end at the old nuclear power plant and parking lot.  Popular spot, Corona Extra Pro Circuit held here every February.  Likes a northeast or northwest swell and southeast wind.  Rights coming off a point break with flat rock bottom.  Wave can be hollow and long.  GPS - Latitude: 18° 21.916' N Longitude: 67° 16.18' W  See the Puerto Rico Tourism Co's video of Domes here.

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Indicators - For experienced surfers only. Off Rt. 4413 past Maria's, just before you get to El Faro (the lighthouse) you'll see paths down to the beach.  Plenty of parking.  Very hollow rights when its breaking, no big crowds as it can be dangerous, no channel so paddling out is difficult as well.  Reef and sharp rock bottom.  GPS - Latitude: 18° 21.78' N Longitude: 67° 16.294' W

photo by J. Westfall
photo by J. Westfall

Maria's - All surfing levels. From Rincon, take Rt.413 north and go left at El Faro (Rt. 4413), 1/4 mile, parking down hill on left near Calypso Restaurant.  Very popular spot, long rights can get massive. Breaks best with northwest swell and east or northeast winds.  Reef, rock bottom.  GPS - Latitude: 18° 21.446' N Longitude: 67° 16.162' W  Click here for Surfline Cam

Dogman's - Experienced surfers. Park at Maria's and walk south past the river mouth, paddle out past the pistons.  Less crowds than Maria's, hollow and fast lefts and rights with a shallow reef and rocky bottom.  GPS - Latitude: 18° 21.314' N Longitude: 67° 16.215' W

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photo by J. Westfall

Tres Palmas -Very experienced surfers only.  Off Rt 413, dirt road at Km. 1.6 through pasture with cows.  The Caribbean's most famous and dependable big wave spot, Tres Palmas is a legendary right-hand reef break that needs a big swell to start showing. Needs northwest swell and east winds.  Generally, it doesn't start breaking until its double-overhead. GPS - Latitude: 18° 20.695' N Longitude: 67° 15.716' W

Little Malibu - Experienced surfers only. Off Rt. 413, turn into the Black Eagle Marina road and follow it right past The Spot Restaurant, parking ahead. A very hollow and speedy righthander that breaks over sharp coral in very shallow water.  GPS - Latitude: 18° 20.635' N Longitude: 67° 15.639' W

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