Puerto Rico

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Tropical Spanish-speaking American commonwealth island located 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, Florida, measuring about 100 miles by 35 miles; often referred to by surfers as the "Hawaii of the Atlantic." Puerto Rico produces the biggest and most consistent surf in the Caribbean; its north coast is open to all manner of storm-generated waves in the Atlantic (particularly from November to April),...

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