I don’t know how to swim. Can I still go?
Of course! First, we will not be swimming on this lesson. Our beach has a shore break and we will be surfing in shallow waters. The water will never get above the height of your chest. We will also be surfing on a sandbar, away from rip currents. Finally, you will be accompanied by at least two lifeguards at all times.
Do I need to bring my own surfboard?
Not at all! We will have a surfboard available for you to take the lesson. We have from the smallest to the largest size of surfboards available, and our instructor will assign you the one that better fits your body type and weight. If you are not satisfied or comfortable with the surfboard we assign you, you are welcome to switch boards as long as the one you choose is adequate for your body type and can support your weight without getting damaged. Our instructor is a Pro Surf champion with 25+ years of experience in the sport, so we recommend you to trust him at all times.
I already took a beginner lesson elsewhere. Can I just rent a surfboard and skip the lesson?
In order to rent a surfboard you will need to prove that you have intermediate to expert surfing experience. Our surf spot is located at a quite dynamic beach, with constantly changing rip currents and conditions. Having taken a similar surf lesson in another country, or even at another beach in Puerto Rico is not enough training for us to confidently let you go out by yourself on one of our surfboards.
Therefore, if you still have beginner level experience, we strongly recommend you to take one of our lessons, so you get a better knowledge of the beach you will be surfing on. In fact, our instructor will tailor your lesson to your experience level and needs, so don’t feel that you are just going to hear what you already know. At Surfing Puerto Rico we are addicted to having fun, but safety always comes first!
I’m already an experienced surfer. Can I rent a surfboard and take it to another beach?
Regardless of your experience level, we are committed to guarantee your safety while you are using any of our surfboards. Therefore, our rentals are only for use at La Pared Beach, where our instructors and lifeguards can assist you in case of need.
Do you rent fiberglass surfboards?
Professional fiberglass surfboards are normally custom made to fit the surfer, very expensive, and delicate to handle. For that reason, we don’t have fiberglass surfboards available for rent. All rentals are foam surfboards and we have sizes available for every body type and weight, from fish to the classic longboard. Plus, they are super fun for all levels of experience!
What about valuables, do you provide storage?
Absolutely! We can provide secure storage for your belongings at our surf truck. However, we recommend you to keep it simple and travel light, because we have limited space available.