Surfing in Los Tubos, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Skill Level:
Intermediate And Advanced Surfers
Best Wind Directions:
South, Southeast
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.

Los Tubos is situated in Manati, a municipality on the north coast of Puerto Rico. Los Tubos provides excellent wave quality and welcomes intermediate and more experienced surfers.

The swell sizes usually start from 1 m – 1.5 m /3 – 5 ft and hold up to 4 m/12 ft. The best tide position is mid and high tide and the ideal tide movement is rising tide. The wind blows from the south, southeast and the best swell direction is from the north, northwest. The surf site provides both left and right hand waves, though lefts are probably the best choice. It should be mentioned that the spot is usually crowded with locals and other surfers.

There are many surf schools and shops available in the area, where you can book lessons or rent gear. Last but not least, if you get tired struggling with the waves, then you should visit one of the many historical sites in San Juan, especially the Catedral de San Juan, which is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. Note: be careful of sea urchins.