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Puerto Rico Surf 2020/2021 -Review


PR 20/21 Year in Review
It went by so fast. Many say it was the most crowded season ever. PR got discovered as a vacay destination by the ‘People of Wal-Mart’… It was a season of badly behaved tourists and banging early season surf. Only 1 real massive swell and a couple Tres days in the 8-12ft range. Here are my fave pics from the season.

Bridges in September during Teddy.

October: All eyes on PR this week. Photo: Darren Muschett.

November: Poor Nica and Honduras got hit by back to back hurricanes. NW PR got a west swell from it.

December had Indy good every day. One local called it ‘el anyo de 4 pies’- the season of 4ft… fine with me,,, Hollywood is the nicest guy. At 60 he loves to surf everyday and remember the Pink Floyd concerts from the 70’s. He is super generous and gives away so many waves but once in awhile he catches 1 like this.


January: New year and new board- I just got a new board from Bat in Hawaii it was a Friday night and the swell was pumping at Indy and a lot of guys were ripping. This pushed me to go hard and I had my best sesh of the entire winter, felt 45 again and totally in sync with the ocean 🙂 Drone shot by Ted.

Our 1 Tres day, legit 25ft… Miguel Canals- Sunday am 1/19 in NW PR. Next update tomorrow…
Photo: M-Dub


February got us some shots on Surfline. Hector Santamaria- Photo: Julieta Bliss.


March Madness- Alexis Engstrom was nervous paddling out. She did great, caught the wave of the day.


April- discovering the perfect wave… in Aguada. Friday April 16th, 2021 Table Rock…


That’s a wrap -here’s hoping the summer in not too flat and we don’t get hit by a hurricane.

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Action cams tend to make small waves look tiny. This one is waist high I swear 🙂
photo: M-Dub.

Rainy season started early and everything is green and lush.


Caribbean Blogger: I hope you guys don’t mind me posting pics of the waves in PR(everyone else is posting pics of other places). We are in a positive pattern right now and this is the time of year when it’s easy to score, score every day. I surf by myself every day either at *** *** ** *******. I love surfing. I’m so stoked on it. I love PR, so stoked on this island. When I surf good waves by myself it causes me to wonder out loud why no-one else from Florida moves here… I do think to move here for waves would be a mistake, you need a deeper reason for such a life change. I surf by myself bc all my surf buddies are mired in construction projects right now, I know how that goes. I just finished one and now I have freedom to surf whenever I want to and there are waves so it’s nice to get in that routine. I have good boards thanks to bat and chili, something for every situation. My cars are almost dead- anyone want to sell a mini van? Lets do some PR pros and cons(disclaimer- these are just my opinions)– Pros: Less stress than the US, lower cost of living, great WX except for hurricanes(I believe it’s cooler than Florida in the summer, sometimes by almost 10 degrees ie: 87 here and 95 in central Florida. Year round trunks, clean ocean water, very few sharks, great waves, friendly people, fresh fruit and a healthy from the earth diet. Cons- The locals can be quite obnoxious with the constant blasting of urban music from their low rider car parades and they throw their trash on the ground. Besides that there are earthquakes and hurricanes, occ power and water outages but besides that it’s great. A lot of Americans are moving here now but still the coastline is not getting developed bc it’s either a reserve or the Electric Authority owns it. I miss Florida, feel like I went thru a divorce with Florida but I came out ok, feels better to get that off my chest….