Rincon, Puerto Rico Surf Forecast – Aug 28, 2018
Plenty of weather, but no waves for surfing Rincon.
Though the Atlantic has not been overly quiet this summer, the pattern of flat and minimal background swell will continue. The only notable feature is that there is almost always a constant flow of open tropical waves passing in the Caribbean. This is why the southeastern corner of Puerto Rico has been having a great summer. Other spots in the Caribbean are probably doing pretty good too. If the winds ever calm down, the north side of the island can be fun too if your expectations are low. Either, way we’re stuck with more of what we have been having for a while now with no change forecast for the next 7 days. At least the fishing has been great!
Tropical Forecast for Surfing Rincon, Puerto Rico
I don’t like the steering pattern we currently have. There is a steady flow of southern waves. So far the wind shear has formed an impenetrable shield in front of the Islands down here. If that shield goes away, we could see a rather destructive September unless the steering currents change. Surface lows in the North Atlantic forming into subtropical and tropical systems is preferred! This would mean storms forming far away from us and giving us nothing but swell for our troubles. Southern storms forming is what I don’t like. Fortunately we’ve already seen a pattern of surface lows in the North Atlantic. I would like to see that continue and also be joined by some early cold-fronts. If we can keep our wind-shear shield, September will be a breeze.