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Spring Break 2015: From Surf to Snow

Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 5

rincon_pr_day5_IMG_5069It was our last day in Puerto Rico for Spring Break. We had a completely different second half planned to go snowboarding and we were off to Denver later in the day. But first, we had to soak in as much sun as possible before heading to the airport. We enjoyed our remaining time on the beaches near our condo. Continue reading

Surf, Sailing, and Sun in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 4

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Another beautiful day in Rincon was on tap. An early morning surf session with some of the leftover swell was a great way to start the day. Then the family was all geared up for a morning sail on the Katarina and some snorkeling in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. This was day four of our Spring Break and our last full day on the island of Puerto Rico. Continue reading

Spring Break 2015: Snorkeling at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

rincon_pr_gopro_day4_GOPR0323Explore the reef at the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve in Rincon, Puerto Rico with our GoPro as we take you below the surface. The family went snorkeling with the crew from the Katarina and enjoyed viewing all the sea life that was very active on the reef, some schools of fish swimming in the warm waters, and lots of amazing fan coral. Continue reading

Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 3

rincon_pr_day2_IMG_5008It was another good day of surf in Rincon, leftovers from the big swell were still coming in. Spring Break was in full effect and I was up early and in the water before 7:30 am. The rest of the day had more in store for us, including a trip to the Rincon Beer Company. Continue reading

Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 2

rincon_pr_day1_IMG_4969It was our first full day in Rincon, Puerto Rico after spending most of Friday traveling. The first order of business after cooking breakfast at the condo was to acquire a surfboard. Little did we know that the surf was cranking, but we’ll get to that in a moment. Continue reading

Spring Break 2015: Rincon, Puerto Rico Day 1

rincon_sunetSpring Break was so close we could taste it. Our travels would bring us to the warm waters and surf of the Caribbean in Rincon, Puerto Rico then to the mountain tops of the Rockies for snow boarding and skiing. But we had to get there first. And that meant leaving early from a light rain in Raleigh, NC to a better state of mind. Continue reading

Costa Rica Day 3: A Volcano with a View

A great viewI was up at 5:30 AM Central Time and looking to surf. This was our third day in Costa Rica, Tuesday, December 20. And it was Merri Beth’s birthday today!

I took a short walk to Playa Negra with my surfboard under my arm and eagerly awaited the surf check to see how things were. As I made the left towards the beach, I could already hear the surf crashing on the volcanic reef. When I arrived at the break, there were only a handful of guys on the main peak. I paddled out to join them. Continue reading