Did you know?
The 1988 and 2007 World Surfing Championships and many qualifying heats have been celebrated in Rincón.
Otto Flores is one of Puerto Rico's best surfers and has gathered international recognition as a Patagonia ambassador. He has represented Puerto Rico in the World's Qualifying Surfing Series.
In 2001, the Association of Professional Surfing of Puerto Rico was founded to enhance surfers' professionalism locally and along the Caribbean. It became the governing pro surfing organization, ensuring Puerto Rico's presence in international competitions for both men and women.
The skating trend in Puerto Rico (also referred to as street surfing) started as a way for surfers to perfect their tactics at night. It became a movement that drove international attention.
You'll hear a surfer say…
Estoy explotao' – They are referring to something that explodes. It means "I'm exhausted." Explotao is used to describe a surfer who is tired or big waves that the wind has made them almost unsurfable.
Me cañonearon – To "drop-in." Cañonear or dropiar is the term used when a surfer is riding, or about to ride, a wave, and another surfer gets in his way. This can lead to a violent reaction from the surfer whose wave was cut.
Nos curamos - It literally translates to "we got cured," but what it means is "I satisfied that itch." A surfer, or any other local, will use this phrase when they want to express complete satisfaction of a desire or need for something.
Catch some waves to the tune of Puerto Rico