PSA: Surfing in Puerto Rico Is Illegal

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Surfing in Puerto Rico Is Illegal is part of The Lost & Found Year(s): COVID Trip Report.


We are all going to go crazy if every activity that gives us peace is not allowed. The golf courses in Puerto Rico are still closed. That makes no sense to me. What makes even less sense is not allowing surfers to surf. Leif Engstrom, a Redbull athlete, was arrested in Rincon for what I can only describe as attempting to surf. Per the article, the charge was “surfing,” but Leif said the following: I wasn’t even in the water yet. I was walking. My hair was dry.

After seeing the photos from Florida with mobs storming the beach when it was opened, I can understand why the beaches in Puerto Rico remain closed. But going after a lone surfer? How does that keep anyone safe? Since this pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon, it’s time to be reasonable (see Puerto Rico’s Coronavirus Crackdown: Justified Or Unconstitutional?). Let golfers golf alone. Let swimmers swim alone. Let surfers surf alone.

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