Rincon, Puerto Rico Surf Forecast – July 14, 2020
Summertime flatness and tropics showing early warning signs.
Summer pattern in full effect. Rincon to stay mostly flat with a little background swell for the next 3 to 5 days. It should be decent enough for small children and surf lessons at the most exposed breaks here in Rincon on the low to incoming tide. The winds have had a tendency to go onshore no matter what every day so mornings will probably be your best bet. If you’re really dying to surf, the southeast corner of the island should be having one of the most consistent summers for surf. See all those tropical waves on the way? They’re not expected to develop into anything. They don’t need to. Each one that passes should at least kick up some waist to chest high surf. Be careful out there though. People have been cooped up, everyone needs to surf, it’s super hot – spots that are already known for their crowds might be a bit extra intense.
The tropics are active. Though formation has been impeded greatly by drier air and heavy Saharan Sands, countless tropical waves have been pulling off Africa. I’ve been saying this over and over again. There is a very real possibility that we get hit by a storm this year. The steering currents are pushing every open wave right at us. The ocean is hot and only getting hotter. There is a steady flow of open waves off Africa. The wind shear is starting to relax already in many formation hot spots. If that dry desert air relents, we will see some storms form. It would be a good idea to be ready now for the storms to come.