Surfing in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

Aguadilla | Puerto Rico
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Top three reasons to go surfing in Aguadilla

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    The Caribbean’s first World Surfing Reserve since 2018

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    Sandy beaches, rocky shore, reef breaks — Aguadilla has got it all!

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    Over 300 days of rideable waves on some of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Rico

This tropical surf getaway in Puerto Rico offers warm waters year-round, an incredible surfing community, exciting waves, and several sandy beaches just waiting to be explored. Although you can ride the waves throughout the entire year, peak seasons are during the fall and spring months. In the northwest part of Puerto Rico is Aguadilla, a small city with plenty of options for all skill levels from beginners to surf masters. The nearly 5-mile coastline, Punta Borinquen, stretches from Crash Boat to Surfer’s Beach. It was designated the Caribbean’s first World Surfing Reserve in 2018. There are over a dozen protected surfing points such as Table Tops, Wilderness, Crash Boat Beach, and Manglito. This water sport enthusiasts’ paradise is not only special for its action-packed surfing, but its rich history, vibrant community, and a mix of traditional and modern culture.


The best time is from September to November and from April to May

Nearest city

San Juan, PUR, is less than 2 hours away


3 days

Skill level

Beginner to advanced


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3-day Puerto Rico Surfari

3 days

Surf, eat, play, and stay at this tropical surf getaway in Puerto Rico and bump your skills to the next level with a professional guide. This all-inclusive surfari is your ultimate destination! Join your guide for an amazing 3 days, experience waves ranging from easy, two-foot waves to tall and fast-moving barrels, and explore the fun local surfing culture. There are plenty of options for all skill levels, including some well-known venues for the more advanced surfers that want to try out competition-worthy waves!


Reviews (2)

Jill about Surf2Live

Thanks Elliot, I really had a great time. Ready to start my new job tomorrow. Thanks for showing me all those spots and for the great instruction – that session in the rain was awesome! Thanks also for the wonderful healthy food. Best to you the rest of the season in PR and hope to see you in the summer at LB. Kiss to Lucky.

Rob and Maria about Surf2Live

We had a great time. We’ve been surfing for decades and have been to Puerto Rico for the winters many times but our stay with Elliot in Aguadilla this year was by far the best experience we’ve had! Elliot showed us some of the best surf spots Puerto Rico has to offer and he always knew where to go depending on winds and swell direction and even where to eat and to relax and where to soak in the island’s natural beauty. His estate is minutes from the surf. Don’t go anywhere else, make this your next destination.

Things to know

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Covid measures in Puerto Rico

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Puerto Rico, please refer to the Discover Puerto Rico websites.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included in the price?

This is what you get with 57hours:

    • an experienced local instructor with extensive surfing knowledge
    • 3 nights in a double room at a private villa (single occupancy for an added fee)
    • 3 gourmet meals
    • Transportation to and from the airport
    • Transportation to world class surf spots
    • Two daily surf sessions
    • Master surf instruction
    • Sup (stand up paddleboard)
    • Surfboards
    • Snorkeling
    • TV, cable, and internet
    • If you have your own equipment, you are free to use it during lessons.
    • If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know prior to booking to make arrangements.

What’s not included:

    • Transportation to Puerto Rico
    • Breakfast, dinners, and snacks

How fit do I need to be?

No one expects you to swim like you’re in the Olympics, but you need to be able to keep your head above water and know how to tread.

You’ll feel much more comfortable in the ocean if you’re sure you can swim at least two lengths of a pool. Keep in mind that surfing is physically straining, like any sport, so you should prepare beforehand with stretching and light cardio. This way, you’ll be better equipped to handle what the ocean throws, and in a better position to ride the waves with ease.

This adventure is family-friendly! However, for kids who are not very good swimmers, we recommend a one-on-one private lesson. They will be kept in shallow water with the constant and complete attention of an expert surf instructor.

What if I’ve never surfed before?

Surf lessons are recommended for anyone new to surfing.

The waves in Puerto Rico are ideal for first-timers. A surf instructor will teach you how to be safe, have fun and work toward standing up on your board. It’s all worth a bit of practice, we promise!

What should I bring to the beach?

Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water, snacks and good vibes — we’ll take care of the rest.

Group sizes and age requirements

Group sizes and prices:

    • For this group adventure, the max guest to guide ratio is 6:1.
    • If joining alone, you’ll be placed with peers that share a similar level of experience.
    • Cost is per person and it doesn’t decrease as the group grows.

Surfing in Puerto Rico can be arranged for bigger groups. Contact us prior to booking.

Min. age requirements:

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • While there is not necessarily a minimum age to surf, there are minimum requirements, such as height and weight. Prior to booking, let us know the youngest ages in your party and we will let you know if it’s safe for them to get on the water.
    • This adventure is family friendly!

If your group has surfers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

Getting there

To get to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, most people fly into San Juan International Airport, just 2 hours away. From there, you can rent a car or arrange transportation with your guides.

Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. Be sure to arrive about 15 minutes early, so you can check-in, put on a wetsuit, and start your lesson on time.

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