Rincon, Puerto Rico Surf Forecast – April 16, 2015
NE swell on the way for next week (flat until then).
We finally have our NE swell setting up. The weather was dragging it’s feet a bit with this one and the waves we were all hoping for this weekend won’t get here until Monday. That’s the only bad news about this forecast. The good news is that most of next week will have rideable waves. Rincon will probably be about waist to chest high for most of the week with mushy conditions and longboard waves at the most popular spots. Some of the shortboard breaks will probably be fun on the low to incoming tides. The winds are currently forecast to be weak most of next week which means super glassy mornings and then onshore seabreeze chop everywhere in the afternoons until the afternoon showers clean it up. The period is looking decent (above 12 seconds) so we should have fun surf here in Rincon.
The north side of the island will be really good!
Here’s the thing – even though Rincon will have decent waves, the North side of the island should have glassy morning conditions and waves twice as big as Rincon. The NE angle will be a direct hit for a lot of spots up there with just the right amount of tilt to have a really good quality wave. Whenever a 4ft swell at 15 seconds from the NE is going to hit the right spots up there with light or south winds I start frothing just thinking about it. A swell with those criteria often makes surf in the 2ft overhead range with barrels on the low tide.
Can’t make the drive? Don’t worry.
If the period stays long (which it should), a lot of super fun shortboard spots will be going off still in the chest to head high range with some tiny barrels at the right spots here in Rincon too. The longer period keeps the power in the waves even though it’s not a direct hit to Rincon.