Rincon, Puerto Rico Surf Forecast – Jan 21, 2019
Big NW swell on the way for surfing Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Get ready folks, we have a massive cold-front setting up a solid NW swell with a possible N swell follow through. The Bahamas buoy has been pinging the first chunk of swell all day with swell around 8ft at 12 seconds from the NW. Normally this means that we should see the arrival within 24 to 36 hours from the first ping. We could see some background swell as early as 6am but nothing sizeable until 6pm on Tuesday. Wednesday is looking like it will max out as the day goes on with sets over double overhead. Remember swell height always makes a bigger face height when it breaks (especially in medium to long period swells). DO NOT OVERESTIMATE YOUR ABILITIES! Have respect for the ocean. Inspect your leash and leash plug on your board. Don’t paddle out if you wouldn’t be able to make it back to shore if your board and/or leash broke from a really bad wipe-out, or if you ate it over the falls really hard and had the wind knocked out of you. Thursday will also be large. Though the size will drop a little bit, be cautious of clean-up sets. This swell event will NOT be a good swell for paddling out on a giant inflatable hot-dog unless you’re Jamie O’Brian. Saturday will have smaller leftovers in the head high range, but another pulse may fill in over the weekend with continued swell into next week a couple of feet overhead. PLEASE BE SAFE!