Rincon, Puerto Rico Surf Forecast – July 9, 2015
Look at that wind shear! No Tropical Surf!
We have a major El Niño event going on in the Pacific (read about it here). It will continue for the rest of the year. It will affect us. We will have extreme wind shear over what is normally considered the main development region for Tropical Systems in the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. This area will be closed for business during the 2015 Hurricane Season. On that note, it’s good for PR in that we almost certainly will not be hit by a major storm this season. Also, any storms that may form should get their strength in latitudes above our island, another plus. If they can travel far enough west we can get some swell from the higher latitude storms. That’s looking on the bright side. On the down side, there is most likely going to be no signifcant tropical development this season. The odds are not in our favor. I hope we get some sneaker storms in September at least. We’ll have to see.
So what do we have to look forward to?
The wind flows should be conducive to summer time surf at the summer time spots on the island. Rincon will be flat A LOT but several other nooks and crannies of the island that can take advantage of long Easterly fetch should have waves on tap for several days of each smouldering hot month of summer. Some of these breaks are on the northern coast of the island, some are on the east coast, some are in the southeast. I’m sorry I can’t be more specific on their locations, but I’ll at least try to post pictures of what I find in my summertime wave searches around the island.