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Tres Palmas

Photograph By Rachel Tanner

This was a different kind of winter for the Caribbean. Normally, the parade of strong low-pressure systems rolling off the East Coast mean these islands would light up with swell. But this year, storms directed all of their energy at Europe, leaving a lackluster season for the blue water warriors. That all changed at the end of March, when the Atlantic's final blow of the winter landed directly on Puerto Rico's shores. Here, the infamous Tres Palmas does its thing.