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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 19, Issue #925
July 21th, 2018

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National Forecast

July 21st-
July 27th

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

4 to 7 feet
6 to 8 feet
5 to 7 feet
4 to 6 feet
3 to 5 feet
3 to 5 feet
4 to 5 feet
3 to 5 feet
4 to 6 feet
4 to 7 feet
6 to 10 feet
6 to 10 feet
5 to 8 feet
4 to 6 feet
3 to 5 feet
4 to 5 feet
4 to 7 feet
6 to 10 feet
6 to 10 feet
5 to 8 feet
4 to 6 feet

Surfline

TIDES for July 22nd 2018
Month View

High Tide: 8.35 feet at: 10:36 a.m.
Low Tide: 1.57 feet at: 4:56 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

Full Moon - July 28th

 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

LOCATION
(click for area description)
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


- 7/20

​It has been pretty small but there have been some lovely gems during the past week especially if you broke out the longboard.​

 

This weekend and the upcoming week will prove to be one of the best of the season. A very large long period SW swell will be filling in with five feet at 18 seconds. This swell will put standouts over double overhead. Wind conditions are forecast to be very good in the mornings.

 

Big swell, big STRONG currents.

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

- 720


The tides are good for the next week with head high perfect surf on Friday with light off shores all day.



There were plenty of surfers in the water but plenty of good waves to go around and a good vibe on the several peaks that were working. The swell is jumping up and down and the surf should be good as long as it doesn’t get too big.



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.

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica


- 7/19

Flat days in Tamarindo, knee high perfect to teach toddlers how to surf. Sunny days are more consistent, off shore winds and clear nights announces the Veranillo de San Juan is in Guanacaste.



 

Traveled down the coast in the search of a wave and was able to ride some in Guiones, 2ft waves, not too crowded, glassy and long rides not too far from the shore, that made the whole drive worth it.

 

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South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Mal Pais

Solspot

- 7/21

Waves - 3 to 5 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell building and South windswell fading.

Weather: Low:78 High:81
Patchy light drizzle in the morning with light winds from the W. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the S.

- 7/22

Waves - 5 to 7 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell on the rise with background Southwest long-period swell holding .

Weather: Low:78 High:81
Patchy rain possible in the morning with light winds from the NNE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SSW.

 

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

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

Jaco

Solspot

- 7/21

Waves - 4 to 6 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell building and a secondary South windswell fading.

Weather: Low:79 High:79
Patchy light drizzle in the morning with moderate winds from the W. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the S.

- 7/22

Waves - 5 to 8 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell picking up plusSouthwest long-period swell steady .

Weather: Low:78 High:80
Patchy light drizzle in the morning with moderate winds from the NNE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SSE.

 

Dominical

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

Dominical

 

Solspot

- 7/21

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell on the rise plusSouthwest long-period swell holding. 

Weather: Low:56 High:70
Moderate or heavy rain shower in the morning with light winds from the NNE. Heavy rain at times in the afternoon with light winds from the N.

- 7/22

Waves - 4 to 6 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell on the rise and a secondary South windswell building ..

Weather: Low:56 High:68
Patchy light rain in the morning with light winds from the NE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SSE.

 

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 7/21

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
South med-period swell steady and Southwest long-period swell holding.

Weather: Low:74 High:75
Mist in the morning with light winds from the NNW. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the WSW.



- 722

Waves - 3 to 5 feet

Summary:
South med-period swell picking up and Southwest long-period swell on the rise.


Weather: Low:73 High:75
Mist in the morning with light winds from the NNE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the WSW.

 

The Caribbean

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

Playa Cocles

Solspot

- 7/21

Waves - 5 to 7 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast med-period swell slowly fading.

Weather: Low:78 High:82
Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the W. Light rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the N.

- 7/22

Waves - 4 to 6 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast med-period swell slowly fading .

Weather: Low:78 High:78
Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the WSW. Light drizzle in the afternoon with moderate winds from the W.

 

 


 

 

 

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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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