Imagine using the wind to your advantage as you skim across the ocean waves, with only a board and a sail to guide you. This is Puerto Rico windsurfing, and it is an activity that has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. If you would prefer to be guided by a large arched kite instead of a sail, then kitesurfing is another option that is just as freeing and adrenaline-filled.
Whether you opt for kitesurfing or windsurfing in Puerto Rico, you will be seeking the same water conditions: varying levels of waves altered by increased wind speeds. For this kind of action, the ideal time for Puerto Rico windsurfing or kitesurfing is in the winter and spring months (December to April). However, if you prefer calmer waters more suited for racing, July through September is perfect.
No matter which time of year you choose, these are the locations in the San Juan area (close to Bahia Beach) that will give you the greatest Puerto Rico windsurfing or kitesurfing experience:
Just west of Bahia Beach lies one of the most incredible windsurfing and kitesurfing locations in all of Puerto Rico, and beyond. This must-visit location is Punta Las Marias, and it is know for its steady side winds, idyllic turquoise waters, and vast sandy beaches. Punta Las Marias is referred to by many as the best-kept secret for kitesurfing and windsurfing in Puerto Rico, and it is home to many Puerto Rico windsurfing and kitesurfing professional competitions.
Just east of Punta Las Marias, and even closer to Bahia Beach, rests Isla Verde, another extremely sought after location for windsurfing in Puerto Rico. That being said, Isla Verde is even more popular for its kitesurfing opportunities. The beach is just as wide and sandy as Punta Las Marias, and it offers an abundance of waves ready to ride.
Located right next to the central San Juan Airport, Caballos is the place to go kitesurfing or windsurfing in Puerto Rico if you desire oversized waves. Even in mild wind conditions, Caballos has been known to receives waves as high as double-mast.
The oceans in front of the Bahia Beach resort are some of the most beautiful waters surrounding the island. If you happen to be staying with us during the weekend, you can rent the equipment you need for Puerto Rico windsurfing and kitesurfing right onsite via our new Sand Dollar Beach Club. Gather the gear you need and rejuvenate your soul at the hands of the wind and the rolling waves.
For a heart-pumping, unforgettable adventure during your stay at Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico windsurfing and kitesurfing is absolutely something to add to your agenda.