Destination

Puerto Rico

United States, North America

It gets Moderate winds Either direction From $50/day
Updated:30 June 2020

Kitesurf Season

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Destination Summary

Puerto Rico

Kiting in Puerto Rico is mostly on the north side of the island to take advantage of the clean NE trade winds that blow Dec-August. Though the wind seldom nukes, the bay at Dorado beach consistently pulls the wind 2-3 knots above what the meters show at San Juan, so 18-20 kt days in San Juan are low 20's at Dorado. Low gust differentials on most days mean you can hold your edge better in chop when setting up for jumps, and those who prefer jumping with their left foot back will enjoy the small to medium size kickers when there is swell in the inner reef at Dorado. Flat water riding can be found at river mouths around the island, but the downside is the questionable water quality of the rivers due to industrial and agricultural run-off. Ocean Park is a favorite urban spot with on-site kite schools, restaurants and lodging. Shacks is a famous break at Isabela and is definitely worth the drive from San Juan if wave riding is your stoke, but good surf breaks can be found throughout PR, sometimes right outside your front door. While the wind doesn't blow most days in the mid-20's and above, the trades are predictable and turn on around 11 a.m. most days during the winter, spring and summer. Other pros: as a U.S. territory, no passport is needed for U.S. citizens; great family friendly culture, most residents speak Spanish and English, wonderful island vibe.

Kite Info

Kite shop

Has a Kite Shop

Kite spots

Dorado beach; Ocean Park; Loiza; Isla Verde; Shacks

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Either direction

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Moderate (Up to 25 knots) It's windy Almost every day Super steady Warm wind

Water temp

Warm (You don't need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Choppy

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

15.6 by Phil Morstad

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Easy to visit (< 2 hours from airport)

How do you get there?

Fly to Luis Munoz aeropuerto. Take rental car to Dorado; etc.

Daily cost

Expensive ($50-120 /day)

Party Destination

Yes

Do you need a car?

Yes

Family friendly?

Yes

Other fun and activities

Surfing
snorkeling
zip-lining
horseback riding
sport fishing
rain forest

How easy is it to find cuddle company?

Heaven

Internet Connectivity

Acceptable (Whatsapp voice calls and web browsing)

Development

High development (many accommodations; hotels; health services and shops)

Thanks to Edwin England for submiting the destination

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