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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 18, Issue #887
Oct 20th, 2017

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National Forecast

Oct 20th-
Oct 26th

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Thursday

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Sol spot by Austin Gendron

TIDES for Oct 21st 2017
Month View

Low Tide: .18 feet at: 9:42 a.m.
High Tide: 8.95 feet at: 3:55 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - Oct 20th
Full Moon - Nov 4th

 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

LOCATION
(click for area description)
AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS- BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEK NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas

- 10/19


The off-shores are beginning to break through the rainy weather as we recover from the the storm damage.

 




There are still some downed trees, but the internet has been restored for a while now and the roads are back to normal. This week there were some great head to just overhead sessions and hardly anyone out. Watch the weather and get ready for another super season of fun surf. The tides are moving toward the morning slot now and conditions should improve as we move into next week. The turtles are nesting so you might not want to come over by motor boat.



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

- 10/18

Fun SSW swell hits Tamarindo, point breaks like El Pico Grande are showing off within the change of tides, 2-3ft on the sand bars, and some North breeze in the end of the mornings. Crowded but there are waves for all.

 

 






Avellanas has been really fun and Marbella pumping at its best 5-6ft hollow and fast on the shore break, not as crowded, since we heard there are bigger waves further South on the coast. Will explore this weekend, so follow us on FB and IG for the up dates.



Contact us info.seafaricr@gmail.com and get 10% off on your reservation for private surf lesson in Tamarindo, along all November!

We need your help!! It is time to come together as a community and help our neighbors in the nearby towns that have been devastated by Hurricane Nate.
https://www.gofundme.com/tamarindocares

October is a great months to go out and down to spear some fish, join us in the adventure, the only previous experience you need is to know how to use the snorkel gear,we teach you the rest, the plus is the fresh scallop ceviche we make on board. Contact Seafari Costa Rica

South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Mal Pais

Solspot

- 10/21

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell steady and South windswell steady .

Weather: Low:82 High: 80

Light rain shower in the morning with moderate winds from the WSW. Light rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the W.

- 10/22

Waves - 3 to 5 feet

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

Weather: Low: Low:79 High: 81

Light rain shower in the morning with moderate winds from the W. Partly cloudy in the afternoon with moderate winds from the WNW.

 

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

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

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

- 10/19

– GOOD SIZED SW SWELL 4-6FT CHEST TO HEAD HIGH ++ SURF – AND GOOD CONDITIONS – Look to local area standout breaks




– Outlook is for longer period SSW Swell to fill in late Friday as the SW eases out – Beautiful Gorgeous Day with Sun out strong here in Playa Hermosa High Tide 2:28PM Low Tide 8:22AM

 


Local’s Corner: – Yoga at the Backyard returns Monday November 6th with Genevieve Monday thru Friday at 7AM $10 per person – For more information – call 8842-7176 – Every Weekend don’t miss the Master’s Surf Series – 4PM on Fridays and the Saturday Surf Series on Saturdays – 4PM in front of the Backyard Bar. SATURDAY OCTOBER 28th at 8PM – THE HOOK UP HALLOWEEN PARTY IN LOS SUENOS AN DTHEN TUESDAY OCTOBER 31st — HALLOWEEN AT THE BACKYARD sponsored by Smirnoff – Cover charge c5000 includes 1 free Smirnoff. Doors open 8pm.Costume contest $1000 in cash and prizes. Mark your calendars for the BAMBOO BASS FESTIVAL IN JACO BEACH FEBRUARY 16th -18th, 2018 – SURE TO BE A GOOD TIME.


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

- 10/20

A poor show this morning: 3'-4', sloppy, low tide blues with nobody out. Afternoon sessions at higher tides have been somewhere between fair and almost epic with some overhead peaks running nicely in both directions and not overly crowded.



A word of caution: the new offshore sandbar at the river mouth has generated a fairly consistent set of handsome peaks but even at higher tides these waves are breaking in shallow water which is now even more hazardous due to the presence of debris from our loss of two buildings on the riverbank which were recently washed out to sea.
Hermosa South and Punta Achote have been inconsistent and Dominicalito has been it's usual mellow self with an occasional high tide fun session

 

Head for Hotel Roca Verde for live music, great food and lovely venue. Thursdays find the G-String Cowboys filling the space with their high spirits and fancy picking and next comes Ben Jammin' & the Howlers with Nancy Buchan on Electric Violin each Friday night.

Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com for low season specials or come by for a visit and see Ruby-Kim's collection of fine art and crafts. Ask about her popular class and learn some new skills such as weaving, twining and sewing. All done with local plant parts. If you're troubled with sore muscles and assorted aches and pains see Steve about his East/West massage therapy or try taking one of his traditional Taoist yoga classes. Steve can also help with surf needs from lessons to board rentals and sales.

 

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 10/21

Waves - 3 to 5 feet

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

Weather: Low:75 High: 78

Moderate or heavy rain shower in the morning with light winds from the WSW. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the NW.



- 10/22

Waves - 3 to 5 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell steady plus South windswell steady .

Weather: Low:74 High: 80

Mist in the morning with light winds from the WNW. Partly cloudy in the afternoon with moderate 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

- 10/20

Waves - 5 to 7 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast med-period swell steady 

Weather: Low:79 High: 81

Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the WNW. Clear in the afternoon with 



- 10/21

Waves - 5 to 6 feet

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

Weather: Low:79 High: 81

Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the WNW. Clear in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SW.


 

 

 


 

 

 

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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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