Rincon is a standup paddling paradise. The corner-side town offers tons of beaches facing both northwest and southwest. You can cruise the calm waters of Puerto Rico’s coastline or head to the swells of the Atlantic Ocean.
Down-wind power SUP’ing is always fun and my preference! A favorite of mine is to hit the deep blue waters for a long distance power paddle.
I have met a plethora of fellow water women on this section of the island. I continue to be impressed by the number of women who are game to go beyond the surf break. They challenge themselves beyond the reefs and tranquil waters and paddle into the open ocean waves.
Rincon is home to some of the best surfing beaches and sunsets in Puerto Rico. Along with a laid back vibe, this western coastal town also has a lovely eco-friendly farmers market.
Connecting with the local farming community is one of my many favorite activities while staying here. The weekly farmers market offers an abundance of products you can’t find in stores back home. I love to procure greens, oils, vegetables and roots that are produced locally from the island.
The collaboration of the local farms and resources were made possible thanks to the efforts of Vivienne Miranda, of Patria Massage and Yoga, and her husband Ricardo. Ricardo, a local agriculturalist helped to start the Sunday Rincon Farmers Market. It’s eco-friendly and has many organic fruits, veggies, coffees, jellies, herbs, and other goodies.
One of my favorite stops is Wilfredo, who offers a wide variety of health and beauty products ranging from deodorant, sugar face scrubs (that you could eat) to a large assortment of oils. He’s just so amazing and passionate about what he makes — it’s hard to not buy dozens of everything!
This weekend, I will be heading to San Juan, Puerto Rico for the Paddle Royal 2013. I’m pumped that Paddle Diva instructors Mary Scheerer and Shari Hymes are joining me in the Caribbean for this flagship SUP event.
Paddle Royal is the last big race of 2013 and brings together a medley of paddleboarders. The event offers SUP racing for all skill levels — from the world’s best professional SUP athletes to top elite amateurs. It also has fleet categories for first time, recreational and junior racers.
Paddle Diva is beginning the holiday season with a blowout sale!
We are offering 10% off everything including SUP apparel, accessories and boards.
Paddle Diva carries SUP Love and Riviera standup paddleboards. Our custom designed and eco-friendly Diva Board is made especially for women. The Diva stand up paddleboard is available in two sizes —10 foot or 10′ 6″. It comes with a Carbonerro paddle — one of the lightest and best paddles for women. The board is 100% made in the USA and our holiday elves can deliver it right to your door. Order boards by December 7th and have them under the tree!
SUP Stocking Stuffers
The Paddle Diva Schwag Bag makes a great stocking stuffer! It includes a Paddle Diva zip hoodie, tank top and visor. Our online store is also stocked with rash guards, hats and paddle gear accessories.
Stand Up Paddleboards for Kids
Paddle Diva also carries SUP boards and gear for kids. We designed and tested our boards so that kids can easily carry boards and maneuver them in the water. The boards include the Kialoa Paddle, a specially designed lightweight paddle to help improve young athletes strength and water skills.
This year for Thanksgiving, we decided to trade in the autumn leaves and pumpkin pie for a little warmth and sunshine in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
For me, Thanksgiving is all about slowing down and bonding again with our family. This year we have invited my father “Grandpa Louie” to join us to make this holiday even more complete! We are all so busy in the summer — now is a great time where we can finally catch our breath, relax and rejuvenate for the year ahead. Read the rest of this entry »