Rincon, Puerto Rico Surf Forecast – Mar 5, 2017
Major swell event confirmed for Puerto Rico.
Wow! Look at that image above. It’s like the entire North Atlantic is being pushed right at us. We should have big conditions starting tomorrow with huge conditions on Tuesday. The buoys are solid so this swell event is pretty much confirmed. I was hoping that the morning wouldn’t be too massive tomorrow, but from the timing I’m seeing on the outside buoys I think we’re going to wake up to some double overhead sets and less than ideal conditions. The initial arrival of such a swell tends to bring a lot of wind, water, and current with it making for super challenging surf. Expect double overhead and bigger on Tuesday. However, once the angle changes we should see a considerable drop in wave height on Wednesday and Thursday. The hard offshore winds will cause this swell to fade out by the weekend, but the entire week should have plenty of swell. Tucked away nooks and crannies will be the call on the first couple of days with the exception of the wind protected big wave spots. I’ll do my best to get good coverage of this swell.
This swell is going to bring a lot of drifty conditions with it. Currents and wind will be strong and the wave heights will be large. Don’t underestimate the danger out there or overestimate our abilities. Please keep children out of high current areas along the shorelines. There will be plenty of memorable rides for sure on this swell. Let’s make sure they’re good memories.