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Logging inwards Puerto Rico: Jettygirl Sormarie Nieves' Island Surfing Guide

Sormarie Nieves cross steps inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Hermosa Surf Suit inwards basis Waves. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
The mountainous interior, national rainforest, caves, together with volcanic stone environment, addition waves that pause all around, the isle of Puerto Rico (in a length of which is simply shy of the distance betwixt LA to San Diego), resembles something similar a Hawaiian isle of the Caribbean Area Sea.

San Diego-based surfer Sormarie Nieves grew upward inwards San Lorenzo, on the due east side of Puerto Rico upward to the historic catamenia of 15-years-old. “All of my family, except for my sister, withal lives inwards Puerto Rico.  I dearest living inwards San Diego!  But volition ever consider Puerto Rico home,” she says. There at Pine Grove inwards Isla Verde, Sormarie learned how to surf on her older sister’s shortboard. But afterwards landing inwards San Diego together with sizing upward the line-up, she was inspired to conduct maintain upward or together with thus other shape of wavecraft: longboarding.

“I think seeing Skip Frye together with all the locals at Tourmaline cruising together with doing all the fancy footwork.  There’s null prettier inwards my eyes than individual gracefully sliding on a wave,” she explained.

As the divulge of women inwards the H2O rises every fourth dimension Sormarie returns to Puerto Rico, she shared amongst us her insider advice to navigating the island's plentifully greenish torrid zone together with warm waves. “The adult woman scene inwards Puerto Rico is definitely growing! It’s a real welcoming identify together with everyone is dainty together with encouraging. After every visit, I come upward domicile amongst novel friends that I’ve met patch surfing,” she says.

All Photos of Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.

See to a greater extent than wanderlust images of Sormarie together with friends inwards Puerto Rico inwards the "Mi Amor, Mi Isla" Jettygirl Swimwear Guide! 

Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Hermosa Surf Suit inwards basis Waves. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Hermosa Surf Suit inwards basis Waves. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
Her favorite surf spots: 

“When I’m at my parents delineate of piece of occupation solid on the East Side, I dearest to surf Inches which is a perfect long left. I dearest going backside!!  This is i of my all fourth dimension favorite waves. When on the West Coast, its all nigh Surfers, Wilderness, together with Bridges. All these spots are beautiful together with slow to relax at. Water is super build clean together with yous tin ever spot the occasional ocean turtle inwards the delineate up. 

The surf breaks are to a greater extent than oftentimes than non reef together with they could acquire pretty powerful at times. There’s a lot of ocean urchins too. The climate is real hot together with humid inwards the summers, together with the waves are flat, but wintertime months are perfect.”

Other attractions to hitting inwards betwixt sessions: 

“You definitely demand to banking concern check out sometime San Juan if yous visit. Near at that topographic point is the El Yunque Rainforest, together with the bio-illuminescent bay, which is amazing at night! The most pop together with well-known expanse to surf together with remain is Rincon on the westward side of the island.  Plenty of rentals together with hotels. No affair where yous go, the locals know English, together with volition help yous discovery your way.”

Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Hermosa Surf Suit inwards basis Waves. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Hermosa Surf Suit inwards basis Waves. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
What to eat: street nutrient together with fresh fruit. 

“Eat where the locals eat. The nutrient trucks on the side of the route are a must! They sell all the typical nutrient similar rice together with beans, arroz con gandules, rotisserie chicken together with all the local roots. Another must is the Pinchos! Pinchos are similar kabobs. Guys volition position upward a bbq together with kickoff grilling them up. Don’t locomote past times on Pinchos, Mofongos or tostones. There’s an fantabulous pincho guy who typically parks at Wilderness together with Surfers. There also is plenty fruit together with veggies to alive off of too. Coconuts, mangos, pineapples, avocados, plantains, bananas, oranges, together with whatever else yous tin mean value of.”

Same rules apply on whatsoever surf trip: observe the locals, together with yous may brand a friend.

“Like anywhere, hold upward yourself but present observe to the locals together with they volition welcome yous into their public together with in all likelihood fifty-fifty offering to present yous hush-hush breaks, practiced places to eat, fifty-fifty invite yous to their homes! Which happens quite a bit! 

If yous acquire surfing brand certain yous scout where the locals paddle inwards together with out together with where they don’t. Puerto Rico’s waves are powerful, lots of reefs, potent currents together with ocean urchins. Stay security together with expire along a watchful eye. Like anywhere, at that topographic point are places yous don’t desire to hold upward when its dark. Get or together with thus drinks together with bask the music, surf, together with exceptional vibe that alone Puerto Rico tin provide. We are real welcoming together with friendly people.” 
 
Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Leucadia Top together with Solimar Bottoms. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Leucadia Top together with Solimar Bottoms. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Leucadia Top together with Solimar Bottoms. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Ensenada bikini. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Ensenada bikini. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.

Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Ensenada Bikini. Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
Sormarie Nieves inwards Puerto Rico wearing the Ensenada Bikini.  Photo past times Chris Grant for Jettygirl.com.
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