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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 19, Issue #934
Sep 23rd, 2018

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National Forecast

Sep 23rd-
Sep 29th

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

4 to 7 feet
3 to 5 feet
3 to 4 feet
2 to 4 feet
3 to 5 feet
3 to 5 feet
3 to 4 feet
4 to 5 feet
3 to 5 feet
4 to 6 feet
4 to 5 feet
4 to 6 feet
4 to 6 feet
2 to 4 feet
3 to 4 feet
3 to 4 feet
4 to 6 feet
4 to 5 feet
4 to 6 feet
4 to 6 feet
3 to 5 feet

Surfline

TIDES for Sep 24th 2018
Month View

Low Tide: .82 feet at: 8:23 a.m.
High Tide: 8.51 feet at: 2:35 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

Full Moon - Sep 25th

 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

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

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica


- 9/21

Clean conditions in the morning sessions, wave 1-2ft on the best sets, glassy days, winds are shifty through the day, not a typical rainy season in Guanacaste, few random showers every other day. Not too crowded line up due low season and wave size, strong paddling will help to catch more waves on your long board or SUP.

 

Guiones is a good spot when swell conditions are minimum, 2-3ft within mid tides, long rides and glassy days under some clouds and lil bit of sunshine.

 

Surfing has a method of learning. First step is with a big board in small waves. Once you have that board dominated you move to the next step. Many people think they can skip these steps. Very few can and the results are stinky style, bad habits, and you are endangering yourself and others.

Try out surfing is the entry level surf lesson, ISA certified instructors that will share safety and surf etiquette tips, besides personalize the coaching to each participant.

Special Fall break 10% off for the 3 days / 3 private-progressive surf lessons in Tamarindo, value of US$ 120.

Must metion you found this promo on www.crsurf.com

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas

- 9/21

The surfing high tides are in the afternoon now, but the off-shores are working on many mornings and the rain is intermittent.


The swell has been in the head high range and perfect for Playa Grande but for the last few days it has blown out before the tides got right. Almost nobody out.


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

Mal Pais

Solspot

- 9/23

Waves - 3+ feet

Summary:
Southwest med-period swell on the way out andSouth windswell steady.

Weather: Low:79 High:81
Light rain shower in the morning with light winds from the NNW. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the WSW.

- 9/24

Waves - 4 to 5 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell picking up andSouthwest long-period swell steady 

Weather: Low:79 High:82
Patchy rain possible in the morning with light winds from the N. Moderate or heavy 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

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

- 9/22

-A background SSW swell is filling in slowly and will hold through Monday in the head high range at exposed breaks such as Hermosa.

 

–There is also a mixed short range south swell that will be breaking it up and making it more peaky that holds until Sunday. Good rainy season conditions for the next few days. Saturday Tides: Low 7:02am 1.8ft High 1:14pm 7.8ft

 

Local’s Corner: – 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. Mark your calendars for Sept 15th – Bomber Fest Surf Slam in Playa Hermosa. Mark your calendars for WSL Essential Costa Rica Surf Pro Men’s and Women’s Qualifying Series (QS) 1,500-level event to be held at Jaco, Garabito, Puntarenas October 4th -7th.


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

- 9/22

Bigger sets a little overhead this morning at lower tides with almost glassy conditions. Only a handful out at the rivermouth. Good shape, clean conditions given the rough weather.





Playa Hermosa South also offering fun waves - smaller than Dominical but nice. Too small for Dominicalito and Punta Dominical.

 

Hotel Roca Verde continues to host live music on Thursday nights with Ken Nickel and his long list of covers and originals. Come in for great food, great music at a beautiful beachfront family venue

Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com for low season deals and specials or come in and visit Ruby-Kim in her home gallery/studio and view her artwork. Be sure to ask about her ever popular class which she calls 'Plant Part Art'. Learn the ancient skills of weaving, plaiting, twining, sewing, etc... Also see Steve for relief from muscular aches and pains as his East/West massage therapy can be most helpful. Steve also offers surf lessons and board sales and rentals as well as traditional Taoist Yoga training.

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Solspot

- 9/23

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

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

Weather: Low:74 High:76

Mist in the morning with light winds from the N. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SW.



- 9/24

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell picking up andSouth windswell fading .

Weather: Low:74 High:76

Mist in the morning with light winds from the N. 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

Surfline

- 9/23

Waves - 2 to 4 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast short-period swell fading.

Weather: Low:80 High:83

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

- 9/24

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Small East-Northeast short-period swell steady

Weather: Low:79 High:83

Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the WNW. Patchy rain possible 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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