About Middles

Middles is a shallow, bowly, close-to-shore, brilliant, blue right tube. Take off behind the crease, stay high, keep your eyes open, and you're in for one of Puerto Rico's best and most coveted views. The reef itself is an irregular coral/rock shelf that juts out from the golden sand beach; any kind of N swell hits the thing straight on, and depending on direction, the wave can bend into a short intense bowl or a longer, slightly less-intense wall. The rock at the east end of the beach blocks the trades for a few moments -- and can build up a nice little sandbar in its lee. Even when it's under head-high it can be shifty, steep and fast.

Source: Middles Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to psycho depending on the swell.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

Can vary from very intense when perfect to slightly mellower when just average.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Definitely a crowd.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

A really good wave and home to the Rip Curl Search Event in 2010.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

Can be when it is big but getting caught by a set is probably your bigger worry.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Pretty good.

Additional Information


Car rip-offs are always a concern, just like the urchins.


Park right there.

Bring Your

Shortboard, bodyboard



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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