Catch some summertime surf in Rincon, Puerto Rico.
We have a couple of days of Long period NE swell to look forward to this week. Rincon should have some waist to chest high surf with glassy conditions over the next couple of days. The usual spots in Aguadilla and Isabela should be considerably bigger and breaking fairly well. The weekend looks to go a bit flat in Rincon, but once again Aguadilla and Isabela should still have a little something to play on. More good news is that there is more surf forecast for the end of the forecast period so around this time next week we could be surfing again. This really is a great June! Don’t believe me? Use the archives on this site to see that we haven’t had a June like this in the past 8 years. About 10 years or so is the last time I can remember such a decent amount of surf in June.
Using Automated Forecast Tools:
Remember that no matter what a computer model tells you, what you see on the beach might be completely different. That's why i go take pictures of the beach every day. These tools help give an idea of what to expect, but weather prediction is not always exact especially the further out you try to forecast. Surf forecasting takes into account the general correlation between past weather data and resulting surf conditions. Another thing to keep in mind is the difference between actual swell height and the face height of the rideable wave it creates. For example. When the waves are forecast to have a 6ft swell at 13 seconds or higher with a NW angle we normally get waves that most people would call double over-head on sets. Swell angle is also important, especially for shorter period swell (9-11 seconds). For example 3ft at 11 seconds from the NW will make a bigger wave than 4ft at 9 seconds from the NE. Normally longer period swell (13+ seconds) will be more powerful and keep the surf size a little better even if the angle isn't a direct hit to Rincon. Generally any swell less than 9 seconds is super weak here in Rincon unless it has a lot of west in it. Also, most NE swell under 12 seconds is weak and mushy. 2ft at 8 seconds is generally small to flat. ENE swell will almost never make it into Rincon unless it was something like 10ft at 18 seconds from the ENE.