When people think of waxing up their surfboards, it’s often Hawaii or the California coast that come to mind. But did you know some of the best surfing in the world happens in Puerto Rico? In fact, Maria’s Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico is one of the hottest surfing spots on the planet, playing host to the 1968 World Surfing Championship. But what makes Puerto Rico such an ideal surfing locale? And when is the best time to visit?
Surfing is consistent year-round in Puerto Rico because of the low-pressure weather. There is never a huge change in the weather throughout the year, but according to Caribbean Beat magazine, surfers agree that the prime surfing months are from November to April. That’s because during this time of year, there are cold weather fronts moving along the United States’ eastern seaboard, which produce ocean swells that result in waves on Puerto Rican beaches. Rincon, where Maria’s Beach is located, can see some huge waves.
Another great time for surfing – and when travel can be a lot easier and cheaper – is during the off-season between June and November, when hurricane weather can occur. During this time, tropical depressions can help the waves reach a point of surfing perfection. When you visit Maria’s Beach for surfing during the off-season, you won’t have to fight the crowds, and you can take advantage of local surfing lessons without having to share the instructors with as many people as you would during prime vacation time.
According to Caribbean Beat, there are now more than 15 thousand surfers in Puerto Rico, and there are several annual surfing competitions held for all ages – from school aged surfers to the pros. Not to mention, surfers can count on a wealth of information when it comes to their sport; the Puerto Rico Surfing Federation offers daily reports and conditions from coast to coast. There are many seasoned surfing instructors – many of which are former pros – who have opened surfing schools aimed at teaching anyone of any age and skill level how to surf.
If you’re planning a surfing vacation, there’s no better place to stay on Maria’s Beach than Maria’s – a luxury resort that offers a number of amenities to make your stay a memorable one. In fact, Maria’s is entrenched in Puerto Rico’s surfing history. ABC’s Wide World of Sports covered the 1968 World Surfing Championship, which marked the first time a surfing competition was covered by network television sports. At that time, Maria’s Beach was known as Rincon Point. It was as the surfers came to know Maria Garcia, original owner of Maria’s, that they began to affectionately refer to the area as Maria’s Beach, and over time the name stuck.
Today, the oceanfront villa is perfect for a surfing vacation that includes your family and friends. The accommodations at Maria’s are spacious and include a number of amenities that make your surfing vacation enjoyable and memorable. Here are a few features you’ll enjoy:
- 6 full baths
- 2 full kitchens
- Large dining tables
- High definition satellite television
- A/C and ceiling fans
- Internet access
- Gas grills
- Hot tub and full wet bar on each deck
When you’re ready to book the surfing vacation of your dreams with Maria’s, we’re ready to help! Our booking is done through Island West Properties, Maria’s rental and onsite management. Please visit our booking page on this website to view the availability of Maria’s and fill out our convenient contact form. If you have any additional questions regarding Maria’s, you may call Island West Properties at 787-823-2323. Thank you for planning your surfing vacation with Maria’s!