Bit of a mixture, there'll be places in San Juan to buy boards, and a few local shapers to make 'em too. Had a decent repair done out there actually. Just don't expect a UK selection/quality. There's a lot of Americans out there, so you can pick something up.
Suprised to hear that Leven.
Where would you head to Central America to avoid the crowds
My lips are sealed! I've been through most of it, and there's still places in most of the countries you can get a wave to yourself if you don't mind roughing it, a bit of danger, some sketchy entry's and exits from the water! Favourite wave though is La Punta (Punta Roca) in El Salvador....best wave I've ever surfed.