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Latitude: 18° 22.582' N
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Go to the town of Luquillo off of Highway 3. About a 45 min to hour drive east from San Juan. Upon reaching the traffic light for the town of Luquillo and turning, immediately the road into the town comes to a T intersection take it right. Continue into the town to the main Plaza, stay on the road and at the end corner of the Plaza, the road in front of you will turn into a one way (Do Not Enter-- Sign), but you can turn either left or right, (((((turning right takes you along the edge of the Plaza, restaurants, shops, cafe )))) Turning left takes you to the beach and Surfing Puerto Rico Surf Shop, this small stretch of beach in front of the wall/railing is La Pared, Enjoy!
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Park right on the beach. You are literally in a beach barrio but the locals are friendly. There are some condos but in between are Airbnbs, Hostels & a small Hotel. Go to Surfing Puerto Rico Surf truck to rent boards if you need for $20 each a day).
On a weekday- there is no one here, except for Surf Lessons taught by Surfing Puerto Rico. If your looking to get in the water and are not familiar with the area check im with them. They will let you know about the current rip currents and conditions. You will have some surfers and bodyboarders show up around 5PM.. And when there's a perfect swell expect the surf to be semi-crowded. Respect the locals.
Great place to teach people how to surf. A nice 3-5 foot wave with different size breaks within sets. The water is warm, sandy, and clean. Great conditions for All Level Surfers. able to surf- it is that easy here. If you want a good break go to the point on the left, you will see a log stuck in the reef. Paddle out and wait, you will have a nice left break that is longer than La Pared and makes a nice small barrel once in a while. Its best for beginners to look for the sand bars- but it is the best for beginners or for those who want to have some fun. Ive seen too many beginners/intermediate surfers say they know how to surf and get pulled out by the rip current and dont know how to come back, then need to be rescued. Be smart. Lessons are always good to become familiar with the area. Advanced surfers be ready to learn to navigate the great and powerful ripcurrents of La Pared.
By Anonymous , 29-06-2006
Current of death - Holy crap. This is the longest paddle of my life. This current is Hardcore when its Big, theres a bit of a channel. Perfect your duckdive otherwise youll end up sucking white water for 2 hours
By local , 31-05-2006
LOCAL - To surf la pared you really have to know the area, because acording to the season curent and break areas change. winter and hurracane seasons are the best.
By anonymous , 18-07-2005
Crapola! - Lived next to it for 3 years. Only good when Hurricanes go past it to the north. Then it is fun and usually clean. But mostly disorganized lumby dumping garbage. Go to La Selva or race tracks or like me just drive to the west coast.
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