Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in San Juan
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Windsurfing and Kitesurfing
The waves can be strong and the surf choppy, but the constant wind makes for good sailing, windsurfing, or kiteboarding (maneuvering a surfboard using a parachutelike kite), particularly in Ocean Park and Punta Las Marías (between Ocean Park and Isla Verde). In general, you can rent a Windsurfer for about $25 an hour (including a lesson).
Velauno. You'll get the best paddleboarding and windsurfing advice and equipment from Jaime Torres at Velauno, a sort of clearinghouse for information on water sports events throughout the island. The store also sells surfboards and kites and offers repair services and classes. 2430 Calle Loíza, Punta Las Marías, San Juan, 00913. 787/728-8716. www.velaunopaddleboarding.com.
It's Yoga Puerto Rico. Husband-and-wife team David Kyle and Elizabeth Sallaberry found the hot, humid climate of Puerto Rico perfect for practicing and teaching ashtanga vinyasa yoga, one of the more vigorous forms of yoga. Their friendly studio, which has a large local following, offers classes ranging from beginner to advanced (most are held in English) as well as workshops from internationally renowned instructors. Be prepared to sweat, as the studio is intentionally not air-conditioned, though there are ceiling fans. The rate is around $17 for a drop-in class, which includes mat rental. 1950 Av. McLeary, Ocean Park, San Juan, 00911. 787/677-7585. www.itsyogapuertorico.com.
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