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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 18, Issue #871
June 17th, 2017

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National Forecast

June 24th -
June 30th

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

3 to 4 feet
4 to 6 feet
4 to 6 feet
2 to 4 feet
5 to 7 feet
5 to 7 feet
4 to 5 feet
4 to 6 feet
3 to 4 feet
4 to 5 feet
3 to 4 feet
7 to 10 feet
8 to 11 feet
9 to 12 feet
3 to 4 feet
2 to 3 feet
3 to 4 feet
2 to 3 feet
5 to 7 feet
6 to 8 feet
6 to 8 feet

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (Report Date: 6/23/2017)

SMALL TO MODERATE SURF THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK

S (180-190) lingers through the start of the weekend, with smaller overlapping SSW-SW (205-220) energy keeping playful small to moderate sized surf in the water through the start of next week. The next bigger pulse is expected to arrive next Wednesday from the S-SSE (170-180). There should also be a blend of SSW-SW (210-220)’s in the water as well.

S (180-190) continues to slowly ease. Periods have backed off to around 11-12 seconds so its starting to lose strength. There’s longer-period SSW-SW (205-220) energy filling in in the background That should help keep some punch waves in the water through the weekend and early next week. Wave heights should continue to waist to head high at most average exposures and standouts through the first half of next week. Read below for more info about the swell showing up Wednesday from the S-SSE.

Tropical Outlook

Keeping an eye on an area of low pressure near the Gulf of Tehuantepec right now. It looks like it could develop some over the next few days as it moves up the coast of Mainland Mex. Still only a 50% chance in the next 5 days that we’ll see a storm form. More updates early next week.

Sol spot by Austin Gendron

TIDES for June 18th, 2017
Month View

High Tide: 8.24 feet at: 9:06 a.m.
Low Tide: 1.51 feet at: 3:16 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - June 24th
Full Moon - July 9th

 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

LOCATION
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AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS- BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEK NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Playa Negra

Playa Negra Realty

Larry at Playa Negra Realty


- 6/22

Firing, firing, firing!!!! Been non-stop action in the Negra-Avellanas area. Been mostly south swell and that trend will continue for this week as the swell eases to normal size. A new massive south will begin filling in on Wednesday bringing standout locations to double overhead.​

 

Expect glassy to light offshore conditions in the mornings and on shores, daily, late morning. Local rains will affect conditions.​

 

Check out Salvemonos.org. Buy a souvenir T, sticker or mug at Luna Llena hotel or Azul Profundo Boutique. All proceeds go directly to our beloved monkeys. Thanks and be safe!

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas

- 6/23

With the radical equinox tides and the afternoon high tides, the conditions have not been helpful to the rainy weather here in Playa Grande.


 

The weather is showing signs of letting the off-shores break through, as Nicaragua just to the north, is already enjoying. As we get into the weekend and the high tides move into the morning session, the conditions will greatly improve and this might be the beginning of our off-shore “indian summer” and terrific surf conditions. It’s a little overdue this year.

 

If you want to help protect the turtles and don’t come by motor boat to Grande and avoid the motor boat tours in the estuary to conserve the salt water forest in the park.

Bring insect repellant, sun screen, and rain gear - a girlfriend/boyfriend wouldn’t hurt.

Take the ferry boat to Tamarindo and avoid the toothy wildlife.

South Nicoya Peninsula

 
LOCATION AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEKEND NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Santa Teresa

Kina Surf Shop Santa Teresa

Eric from Kina Surf

- 6/24

Waves: head high to slightly overhead groundswell/ windswell mix. crossed up peaks all up and down the beach. pretty hollow on some of the better sandbars. light offshore winds.

   

Mal Pais

Mal Pais Surf Cam

Malpaisurfcam.com

- 6/23

Wave Rating - 3 out of 5

This morning at 8 am waves were chest to head high. Light off shore wind and sunny skies. Nice sets showing at low tide. Lots of fast and hollow waves. Just a few surfing.

 

Tides for today:
High 1:31AM 8.92ft - Low 7:29AM 0.23ft
High 1:51PM 10.04ft - Low 8:08PM -0.56ft

Sunrise and Sunset
First Light 4:56AM - Sunrise 5:19AM
Sunset 6:04PM - Last Light 6:27PM

Swell hitting area
Primary: 3.5 ft at 12 secs Direction: S 180'
Secondary: 1.9 ft at 14 secs Direction: SW 218'

 

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

LOCATION AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEK NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Playa Hermosa

CRSurf Logo

Greg Gordon

- 6/24

Chest to head high with mostly closeouts since it's still low tide. A slight onshore wind by 8:30 a.m. making condition less than ideal, but still a few surfers in the water.

 

Waiting for two hours before high tide since at dead high the waves will be too close to the beach. Esterillos Oeste has been good, but watch out that your car doesn't get broken into while surfing.

 

CNS contest in Jaco this weekend.

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

- 6/23


- SOLID SIZE - MIX S/SW/SSW - FAIR CONDITIONS AFTER RAINS LAST EVENING --4-7ft++ Look to local area standout breaks - Outlook is to slow fade thru the end of the week

 




- Cloudy skies with sun peaking thru - warm waters in Playa Hermosa - High Tide 10:55AM Low Tide 5:16PM

 


Local's Corner:  Monday thru Friday at 7AM at the Backyard - Genevieve will be teaching morning Yoga class $10 per person - For more information - call 8842-7176 - Every Weekend don't miss the Master's Surf Series at 4PM on Fridays and the Saturday Surf Series on Saturdays at 4PM in front of the Backyard Bar. Mark your calendars for the Finals of the National Surf Circuit to be held in Playa Hermosa July 21, 22 & 23


Dominical

LOCATION AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEK NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Dominical

Jazzys River House - Dominical

Steve Fergus at Jazzys River House

- 6/25

Perfect low tide barrels this morning. 3'-4' peeling ultra glassy barrels, equal lefts and rights and nobody out. As usual the wind picked up and junked the lineup. Still decent at times when the wind dies back, still no rain today.

 

 


 

 





Playa Hermosa South was small and fairly clean earlier this morning. Dominicalito has been it's usual fun, mellow self. Lots of locals out at high tides. No Point action.

 

Hotel Roca Verde has live music to offer which goes nicely with their great food and beachfront ambiance. The G-String Cowboys are on every Thursday night with their popular brand of oldies and originals. Ben Jammin' & the Howlers featuring Nancy Buchan with her wild electric fiddle rock the crowd each Friday evening for your listening, dining & dancing pleasure. Come early, stay late.

Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com for low season specials. Or stop by and visit Ruby in her home/studio/gallery and ask about her popular 'Palm Part Art' classes. See Steve for relief of aches and pains with his East/West massage therapy. Or ask Steve about surf lessons and board sales and rentals and Taoist Yoga classes.



Southern Zone

LOCATION AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEK NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Pavones

Solspots

- 6/24

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
South med-period swell slowly fading and Southwest long-period swell slowly fading.

Weather: Low:73 High:83
Partly cloudy in the morning with light winds from the NNW. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the WSW.



- 6/25

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell building with background  South windswell building.

Weather: Low:76 High:81
Partly cloudy in the morning with light winds from the NW. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SW.

 

The Caribbean

LOCATION AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEKEND NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Playa Cocles

Solspot

- 6/24

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast short-period swell holding.

Weather: Low:79 High:89
Light rain shower in the morning with moderate winds from the WSW. Clear in the afternoon with moderate winds from the NNE.

- 6/25

Waves - 4 to 6 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast med-period swell decreasing.

Weather: Low:78 High:89
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the W. Patchy rain possible in the afternoon with moderate winds from the WSW.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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WAVE FORECASTING LINKS

WW3 wave models for 00-120 hrs. for the North and South Pacific, and the Caribbean too. (animations, too!) Click on "weather" then "waves" on the left side and then choose the WW3 models by the NOAA.

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center publishes wave models up to 144 hours later. Go to Oceanography and WW3 on the side menu to select other oceans and wave periods.

NOAA wave model for up to 180 hours

  Wind velocity and pressure line movements for Central America and the world, along with short range wave models.

Swell Info has a host of details, including what time of day it will be choppy or glassy.

Buoyweather.com has four virtual buoys for Costa Rica that show sea and surf heights, wind directions, and forecasts to 96 hours

Windfinder.com for wind direction and forecast for Puntarenas

StormSurf.com has links to buoys, satellite views, wave models with period length, wind maps all on one page for 24-72 hour forecasts

Tropical Underground Hurricane Tracking Site

 

 

 

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