10 years in PR

Monday Morning Low Pressure. Waves? Yes please! See the forecast below.

Monday Weekly Surf Outlook WFL 7am: Synopsis: Low Pressure near the Mississippi delta this morning is forecast to wash out today but a weak front will move thru tomorrow and a wind switch. The winds over the western gulf and the wave models show a chance for a west swell filling in tomorrow afternoon but NW winds will arrive with it. From about 5pm till dark there is a chance those winds could clock N and lighten up. So check the surf Tuesday afternoon and the buoys(036 and 099 could/should be 3-5ft in the afternoon) and be ready to pull the trigger and go surf IF it gets fun. Hard to tell exactly how big the west swell will be behind this not so strong system. I’m guessing(4ft seas offshore) 1-3ft at 8 seconds on the beach which would be like knee to waist high. Those best cold front spots could get glassy before dark. Wednesday looks knee high with NE winds. The next front is slated for Saturday with more NW wind waves to surf. Have a great day!

Today is a big anniversary for us- story below…

January 11th 2011 we flew from MCO to Aguadilla on a 1 way flight. It’s been a good move…
I picked a pic for each of the 10 years and a couple extras to express the way I feel about the last 10 yrs… Been a crazy ride. Thanks for your support, I still love WFL!

I visited PR 11 times before I moved there but I never got a ‘Gas Chambers’ swell until this day in February 2011. I had just moved there and I had nervous butterflies driving to surf Manglitos for the 1st time…. I caught some waves. Stoked!

2011 My wonderful family. This is everything. The kids are so small!

2012 I gave up on shorties and rode twin fin RNF’s exclusively for 3 years. This is one of my 1st surf at Indy’s which became my most frequented home break. Alex, my surfing buddy is ducking this wave.

Christmas Day 2012 Manglitos high line.

I liked this Indy shot so much from 2013 I made a banner out of it. This was a killer 5’7 Bat RNF epoxy that was my magic board for 2 years. Right after this Bat moved to Hawaii.

2015… I switched to a 5’10 Rocket quad at Domes… Tuesday 1/27/15 Caribe.

2016 landed this Surfline cover and went to St Croix that summer.

2017… Celebrated 25 on Tortola with my wonderful wife who made all of this possible. Thanks Sabrina. Happy 25th Anniversary.

2018- Below is Zack a volunteer that came from Florida and worked for more than 6 months helping us rebuild after Hurricane Maria. It was my privilege to show many of these visiting volunteers hospitality. Maybe the most outstanding experience of the 10 years. Only Jah can make something beautiful out of a total disaster.

Jungle drive.

The reason we moved to PR was to help an English congregation which we continue to do till this day. We get many assignments… All of the best experiences have come from volunteering for these assignments. My heart swells with joy when I think of the different assignments we’ve had over the years like the one above. We were assisting a couple from the US that lived on a remote farm 2hrs from my house above the Rio Bucarabajo(try saying that) between Las Marias and Maricao. This road was not on google maps.

2019: Julieta Bliss. We’ve grown closer together as a family and we’ve grown spiritually over the last 10 years, mission accomplished.

2020 NE PR: Our host Sam scoping the lineup. This spot was so undeveloped and beautiful.

Patio where shopping is a pleasure. One of the best things about living here is I eat from the earth every day and it makes for healthy living.

1/9/2021 just short of 10 yrs Anniversary surf at Parking Lots. Photo: Julie Bliss.

Julieta 1/9/21 Parking Lots.

Anniversary Celebration: The kids are getting big and they have done good growing up in NW PR. Thanks to all of you, everyone in WFL for the support over the years! We really appreciate it! Ok… I needed a moment to mark that… Now back to the forecast…

4 thoughts on “10 years in PR

  1. Fuggin

    Micah, Congratulations on 10 years! You have carved out a wonderful life for your family and yourself down there and that’s something worth being proud of man 🤙

  2. Cb

    Cool memoir! I’ve got a rescue dog from PR(Hurricane Maria) that looks a lot like the one in your pic. Purer Rican hound dog.

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