What a Great Season!

This season I have had the pleasure of working with an amazing group of lifeguards who come from all over the states and bring their own unique safety and life experiences to Rincon Paddleboards.

I am thankful for the trained and watchful eyes of these young professionals who not only look over our own customers, but the beach goers too. Their knowledge and expertise as trained watermen make me feel at ease when dealing with our growing clientele.

Together we help educate visitors on the beach about water safety to ensure that everybody, young or old, can enjoy the ocean with our same level of respect, confidence and love. The love for the sea is what brings us together as lifeguards, watermen, and beach goers.

They say, ‘once a lifeguard, always a lifeguard!’ Those that have never been a lifeguard will agree, the love for the ocean is what bonds us together in brotherhood.

This season we also had the privilege of trying a new sport – SUP Fitness! Katie, who is certified in SUP Fitness and owns her own business in Georgia, spent the season with us and taught several classes to the locals and tourists.
We had a great time, a great workout and learned a new way to SUP! Now not only can you do standup paddle boarding and paddle board surfing but you can change things up with SUP fitness too!

We’ve had a wonderful season so far and want to thank you all for your support!

Surf Lessons with Rincon Paddle Boards

You might think that Rincon Paddle Boards is all about paddle boarding, but did you know we provide surf lessons too?! It just might be your most favorite part of your trip to our beautiful island!

Thirteen years ago I came to Rincon from New York City and took surf lessons like many do that visit our surf destination town of Rincon. I wasn’t able to catch very many waves that first time, but I absolutely fell in love with the lifestyle! Surfing for me isn’t only a sport I am passionate about, it’s has become a lifestyle change for me and has completely changed my life. I’m not only healthier, but I am happier because of surfing!

 

With our combined experience, Damiano and I will give you the best customer service, a memorable time and most importantly, lessons in skill and safety. So please don’t wait until next time you visit our island, if Rincon is on your itinerary …. LET’S GO SURFING!

Make your reservation today!!
For more information about our surf lessons visit our surf lessons page or give us a call!

787-546-9545

www.RinconPaddleBoard.com

Rincon Paddle Boards Group Classes

 

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Rincon Paddle Boards is now offering morning classes at the Rincon Marina! Join us for a variety of classes – there is something for every level of experience.
Group SUP: Great for beginners, intermediate and advanced! Learn to SUP with our instructors, perfect your form and improve your skills with us!
SUP Yoga: Relax and mediate with yoga on the board! This class will challenge you and soothe your soul with Certified Yoga Instructor, Renee Fussner from Samatahiti.
SUP Fitness: Get a great beach and water workout with SUP Fitness! This is for intermediate and advanced levels. This is a fun class, guaranteed to give you a great workout with Fitness Instructor, Katie!
Make your reservation today! Appointments are required and daily classes are subject to cancellation due to weather and surf conditions. Don’t forget to ask us about our Group Discounts!
Call for reservations and questions:
787-546-9545 

School Trip Meets Rincon Paddle Boards!

When the private school teacher approached me with this idea, I was thrilled but also nervous! But, now that I’ve had the opportunity to see the smiles on these students’ faces and the joy they had on the beach the day they visited – I now know that this is a great activity that Rincon Paddle Boards can provide! In the past we have also provided yoga retreat groups and it’s always been a great turn out! These beach activities are awesome and we plan to continue them.

 

We started the day with a beach clean-up activity then discussed ocean safety and then of course we enjoyed the rest of the day with paddle boarding, snorkeling and kayaking in our beautiful Rincon Marina. By the end of the day the students didn’t want to get out of the water!

 

I found it very interesting that activities and school trips like this are very rare in Puerto Rico, which is sad because we have so many beautiful beaches to learn about and enjoy. Come enjoy a day with us and you’ll have an amazing memorable day!

 

Please contact us about large groups and water activities.

Chikako: 787-546-9545

SUP YOGA SUNDAY

Touch the sky, smell the ocean and feel that natural moment. Sup yoga is a sport that you can experience and add into your lifestyle.

Ladies and Gentleman, we are proud to announce a collaboration of Rincon Paddle Boards with Samatahiti for “Sup Yoga Sunday.” Join us every Sunday at 8 a.m. (RSVP required) at the Marina, at the Rincon Paddle Boards tent!

We also offer group sup yoga with reservation any day during the week!!
First timer? No problem! Don’t hesitate if you have never tried sup or yoga before!!

Yoga instructor, Renee Fussner from Samatahiti leads our sup yoga class. When she isn’t here she is leading H2Om, her signature sup yoga flow, to sold out classes at Yoga Journal and Wanderlust Festivals.  She also certifies sup yoga teachers through Yoga Alliance.
Contact us for reservations and more details. Hope to see you soon!

Chikako 787-546-9545

Renee 787-431-0221

Snorkeling at the Rincon Marina

While many tourists snorkel at Steps Beach, enjoying the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve, you won’t want to miss out on the Rincon Marina during your time in our surf town. Not only does the marina have a great swim beach and great waters for paddle boarding, it’s also a great place to snorkel.

Recently, Chikako, Rachel and a few of their friends took the morning off to snorkel at the marina and to photograph the beautiful coral, fish and of course, for a little fun too. As you can see from their photos, it is a majestic place to explore!

As with any snorkeling adventure, be sure to have the proper gear, snorkel with another person and go when the conditions are optimal and the waves aren’t dangerous. Next time you stop by the marina take the opportunity to check out the beautiful sea life – you just might discover a sea turtle, manatee and other exciting animals.

When you request a paddle board delivery, be sure to ask us about our snorkel gear rentals.

Enjoy your visit!Snorkeling Collage

Whale Watching from Tres Palmas Reserve

Whale Pic 2While you’re out enjoying a few hours of paddle boarding during the day or even at sunset, you just might get the opportunity of a lifetime to see humpback whales off in the distance towards the North.

Every winter the humpback whales pass through our waters during their migration as they return to the North Atlantic for the summer. As they venture along our coastline they are mating and giving birth to the next generation of humpback whales.

Many of these whales originate from as far as “New England, Iceland and Newfoundland.” These gentle and beautiful beasts can reach 50 feet in length and weigh as much as 50 tons. Sighting a whale off our shores is truly an exciting and spectacular event as they rise to the surface for oxygen and to entertain us with their dance.

While these sightings are rare, they happen almost weekly during this time of year in Rincon. We most recently saw the whales last Friday during an LED Sunset/Night Tour – it was very exciting to say the least! Being on the Endangered Species List and with only 15,000 humpback whales left in the world, they deserve our protection and respect.

There are several places to catch a glimpse of these majestic animals, but there is no better place than in the water, relaxing on our paddle boards, feeling as if you are right out there with them right here in our beautiful Rincon, Puerto Rico.

 

Photos: Rincon Surf Photos

Source: visitrincon.com

Rincon Vacations Announces New Nighttime Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour in Rincon PR

Rincon Vacations travel guide is announcing the addition of a brand-new watersports activity to its comprehensive travel website – an advanced, guided nighttime stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and snorkel tour in Rincon Puerto Rico. Rincon Vacations is the most trusted travel resource in Western Puerto Rico, providing guests with a variety of choices for Rincon PR lodging, activities, dining and more. Contact Rincon Vacations today and get the best deal on this brand-new nighttime SUP and snorkel tour in Rincon Puerto Rico.

Surfing is one of the most popular activities in Rincon Puerto Rico, but for those not quite ready to tackle the waves at Domes Beach or Tres Palmas, renting a stand-up paddleboard is a great way to get out in the water and get a new perspective on things. There are a variety of options for paddleboard lessons and guided stand-up paddleboard tours in Rincon PR, including a brand-new advanced night SUP and snorkel excursion offered by Rincon Paddle Boards. The tour is run by experienced paddleboard guides and includes snorkel gear, a paddle and an SUP with bottom-mounted LED lights.

When you book this guided night SUP and snorkel tour in Rincon, you’ll meet with your experienced guides at the Marina just before sunset, for a quick orientation addressing the proper technique for snorkeling and using a stand-up paddleboard. The unique SUP tour begins with an easy paddle on calm waters in the direction of the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve in Rincon, as the sun sinks below the horizon, giving you an up-close view of the breathtaking sunsets the West coast town is famous for.

Once darkness sets in, you’ll paddle to some of the best spots for snorkeling in Rincon, illuminating the ocean below with the bright, multi-colored LED lights mounted on the bottom of your SUP. With calm and clear conditions, you’ll be able to see to depths of about 30 feet as you paddle, which is perfect for spotting coral formations, ballyhoo, tropical fish and other marine life that tend to only make an appearance at night. After a 30- to 45-minute paddle, you will converge with your group and tour guides for a one-of-a-kind nighttime snorkeling session, using your paddleboard LEDs to light the way, and keeping an eye out for squid, shrimp, lobster, octopus and more.

As guided stand-up paddleboard tours become more and more popular in Caribbean destinations, Rincon Vacations travel guide strives to provide guests with a wide variety of exciting and unique tours and activities in Rincon Puerto Rico. Please note that this nighttime SUP tour in Rincon is reserved for advanced paddlers and snorkelers only, and tour availability is determined by wave conditions. For more information about this Rincon PR guided SUP tour, or to book another activity or lodging in Puerto Rico, contact Rincon Vacations at 787-632-2889, or visit RinconVacations.com today.
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Night SUP Tours from Rincon Paddle Boards using Bottom Mount LED Lights

Night Tours with Rincon Paddle Boards

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Recently, we purchased SUP LED light kits and tested them out with a group of friends. We had a awesome time and are very excited to be offering Night Tours along the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve in the very near future!

For this test tour we tried out the variety of colors that illuminate the water under the boards, the location for best views of the corral and fish and took some beautiful pictures. This was also a great opportunity to get feedback from friends, brainstorm ideas and practice this new tour so that it will be a memorable and enjoyable experience for our clients!

This is a great tour for people who already know how to paddle and for those who feel comfortable being in the open water at night. The LED lights give an entirely unique and new experience to those who love to SUP and view underwater sea life. The needlefish love the lights, you will enjoy beautiful views of sea fans, coral reefs and there are sure to be surprise visits by other sea life as well!

For our next test tour we want to try out snorkeling under the boards and hopefully, also offer this as part of a Night Tour package. Stay tuned for more updates about this exciting new tour we plan to make available to everyone soon!

*Thank you Rachel Tanner Photography for photos.

Gilligan’s Island

For my birthday this year, Damiano and I, with a few friends, visited Guanica to check out Gilligan’s Island and what an awesome adventure it turned out to be!

Gilligan’s Island is very beautiful, a great place to swim, snorkel and even paddle! (More on that later). It’s a very small island about a mile off the coast of Guanica and a favorite spot for locals and tourists alike! The island is managed by Puerto Rico’s Department of Natural Resources and is part of the Biosphere Reserve of Guanica.

The area is largely covered by mangroves and some corral so it’s a great place to snorkel as the water is crystal clear. Be sure to bring a cooler for water, lunch and snacks and lots of bug spray!  There are picnic pavilions, BBQ pits, restrooms and changing areas but no shops or restaurants so come prepared.

To get here you can rent kayaks, take the ferry, hire someone to take you over or even paddle as the waters are pretty calm! Stay tuned on our Facebook page and blog as we are considering the idea of offering paddle board tours to this beautiful little paradise.

Click here to watch our short snorkeling video!

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