Rincon Puerto Rico Surf Forecast – Jan 7, 2017
Massive swell event forecast for Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Ok… yeah, this weekend’s long period swell ended up being a dud. In my defence I did warn that long period NE swell tends to come in late and can miss Rincon if the size or angle isn’t sufficient for Rincon. I still think the conditions tomorrow should be surfable here in Rincon, but more than likely the spots picking up the swell will be pretty heavily crowded and the wait in between sets will be a bit long. Don’t stress it though. This coming week is going to have an abundance of surf. Super tucked spots will be the call for most people and should be working great. The wind will be fairly strong so the tucked away spots will also be the call to find glassy conditions. Big wave spots should be working just fine for all the thrill seekers, but a little more length in your board could prove helpful. The winds are going to be pushing very hard offshore making it a little harder to get down the face on some of the days. The big stuff should show up by Tuesday and last through Friday. We’re talking 4-5 days of double overhead and bigger surf (possibly more). There is going to be a lot of wind with this swell event so mornings will probably be the best time to catch it – whether you’re going for the big stuff or the tucked away and smaller spots.
If you’re out of your league don’t figure that out in the water. Seriously, know your limits before paddling out. The wind and currents will add an extra element of danger. When considering a paddle out, you can’t just make a decision based on the size of the waves alone. Watch how it’s breaking, where it’s breaking, and how fast the water is moving. I think the current is going to be a big issue with this swell, especially if the winds go side-shore at times. Be careful and have fun.