Bodyboarding in El Unico, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Skill Level:
Best Wind Directions:
South, Southeast
Best Period:
December - April
Puerto Rico is situated in the northeastern Caribbean and consists of an archipelago that includes the main island of Puerto Rico and a number of smaller islands. The climate here is classified as tropical marine climate, with an average temperature of 82.4°F/ 28°C, throughout the year. Although it is a small island, the smallest island of the Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico provides superb natural surroundings, countless adventure experiences and many places of historical interest.

El Unico, located near San Juan, is a popular beach break that provides the right conditions for surfers and body-boarders. On a good day, it can offer epic drops and wipe-outs. On this site, swell sizes start from less than 1 m/3 ft and hold up to 2.5 m/8 ft.

The wind blows from the south, southeast and the best swell direction is from the north, northwest. In addition, the best tide position is low and mid tide and the ideal tide movement is rising tide. Bear in mind that you will have a lot of competition for waves here, as it is usually crowded with many surfers and body-boarders. The spot is suitable for all skill levels.

It is advisable to park your car in a visible place, as theft incidents have occurred. Apart from water-sports, do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the many sites of interest in San Juan, especially the Catedral de San Juan, which is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. Note: be careful of pollution, rips and localism.