More small surf for Rincon, Puerto Rico.
Weak fronts continue to pull out into the Atlantic at just the right latitude to keep surf showing up here in Rincon. We should have some waist to chest high surf for the next 3-4 days. The tide will affect how the waves are breaking and maxed out high tide will probably be the most frustrating time to surf. Low to incoming should offer the most punch. If the swell were a little stronger it wouldn’t matter as much. The wind forecast is currently keeping the winds very light the entire week ahead of us. If this is the case, the mornings glass might last a bit longer than usual which offers more spots to choose from. Spread out and don’t bother crowding up the most popular breaks, you’ll have way more fun surfing by yourself.
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.