About Los Tubos

Los Tubos is about 30 minutes west of San Juan and has the added advantage of facing slightly west, so the NE trades are just about offshore. It's a thick, deepwater peak, almost like a mini Inside Sunset Beach, where you're dropping in blind and hoping your rail holds in the face as the lip pours over your head. It breaks both left and right (favors lefts) over a combo of sand and reef and has a convenient paddling channel right next to it. If you get the right wave, you're pulling in on the drop and coming out into a series of carve and high-line sections, swooping and driving: fun stuff. Fortunately, it shifts around a bit and can accommodate the throngs of eager tube seekers that show up here when there's swell.

Source: Los Tubos Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to advanced

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Can be localized.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can get busy when the surf is good.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Can get pretty good on the right swell and window combination.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Depends on the size of the surf.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Pretty good.

Additional Information

Hazards

Blind drops and heaving barrels.

Access

Park right there.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Reef

Best Season

Late summer and fall for tropical cyclone swells but late fall through early spring for consistency.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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