Rincon, Puerto Rico, is known around the world for its surfing beaches. Surfers have been visiting Rincon looking for the perfect wave, since The World Surfing Championship was held in Domes Beach, in 1968. Rincon is dubbed "The Caribbean Pipeline," and is regarded as one of the best surf spots around the world. Winter waves can reach 25 feet in height, similar to the surf in the north shore of Oahu. Many surfing competitions take place in Rincon. One of them, The Rip Curl Pro Search, the world's most exciting professional surfing contest, will take place in Rincon, October 30 to November 10, 2010. This event will feature the best male and female surfers from around the world in search for the perfect wave.
Rincon has a strong tourism economy. In addition to surfing, and surfing championships, other attractions include:
- Scuba Diving and Snorkeling: Many options available in Rincon.
- Desecheo Island National Wildlife Refuge: The island is located 14 miles from the coast, is not open to visitors, but scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing are allowed around the island.
- Rincon Lighthouse: Recreation park and a great location where you can see Desecheo Island National Wildlife Refuge.
- Whale Watching: Whales can be spotted between December and March.