About Table Top

Table Top is one of the first waves as you come around PR's northwest corner, just north of Surfer's Beach. The name is fitting in a couple ways: the flat, exposed reef looks kinda like a table; the barrel is round and right in front of the cliff, ensuring that you will, at some point, eat it. This is a serious wave, though. If you have it wired you sit right in front of the rock and take off right next to it, and there's little option other than pulling in. The takeoff zone is tight and can get a little heated; stay cool, stay high in the tube, and smile.

Source: Table Top Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Intermediate to psycho

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

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

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Tight takeoff zone so it doesn't take much.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

On the right swell there are some really good righthand barrels on offer.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

It is a decent paddle from the parking lot and if there is size it will be a decent amount of work.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty

Not bad.

Additional Information


The three S's: shallow, slabbing, sharp.


Drive down the hill and park in the dirt parking lot.

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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