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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 18, Issue #876
July 22nd, 2017

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National Forecast

July 22nd -
July 28th

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

2 to 4 feet
4 to 5 feet
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4 to 5 feet
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4 to 6 feet

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (Report Date: 7/18/2017)

FUN S/SW COMBO THIS WEEK, THINGS TAKE A BREAK AFTER THAT

A new mix of S (175-185) and SW (220-230) combo arrives Tuesday. We should see the surf pick up for exposed breaks, especially those that can combine the two swells. Wave heights are expected to peak Wednesday/Thursday and then ease through the upcoming weekend. Long range forecast shows mostly small to moderate background energy through the end of the month.

New swell combo starts arriving on Tuesday from the S (175-185) and SW (220-230). Of the two original systems the S was closer, but it looks like the SW will be more dominant due to strength of the system. Overall there’s going to be an interesting mix in the water, with wave heights individually running waist to head high at exposed spots. Standouts and combo spots though are expected to see some constructive interference bringing a few bigger set waves. As of right now those spots are expected to see head high to well overhead surf or bigger with some decent bowled shape at beach breaks. Size will build Tuesday and Wednesday, likely peaking late Wednesday and Thursday before easing through the remainder of next week. Wave heights at standouts will start to settle in the waist to head high range over the weekend.

Tropical Outlook

The tropics are looking active over the next several days, but the current storm track is following warm waters westward. That means likely no swell from any of these systems. If anything changes, I’ll have updates on Friday.

Sol spot by Austin Gendron

TIDES for July 23rd 2017
Month View

Low Tide: .17 feet at: 8:12 a.m.
High Tide: 10.02 feet at: 2:30 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - July 23rd

 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

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

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

- 7/21

Its been a awesome collage of swells this days, traveling all over and not getting disappointed. Tamarindo's river mouth trowing barrels along the lower tides at the end of the day, not very crowded, but must be at ready for fast and late take offs.

 


 

 

 

Playa Grande did hold it until the 2 swells combined, then we drove down to Avellanas, where found 3-5ft waves, in 5 minutes sets, clean and long rides, some bombs came closing out and cleaning out the inside. No wind, but on shore would come by at any time along the day, over cast days, die the low pressure system passing by the North Pacific of Costa Rica.



This Sunday at 4.00 we will be having a new dance workshop only for ladies.Will learn a few simple techniques to make our salsa dancing look awesome! No partner or experience needed.

Venue: Tidal Dancers. (Across the street from Soda La Marimba)
Price: $10

Questions? Baila Tamarindo will be happy to answer. Drop-ins are welcome, but please shoot us a message if you know you are coming.

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The Tamarindo Marathon is around the corner, Learn more here to book your place, there are some last minute cancellations that could be good offers for you and your party.

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August and September are 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

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas

- 7/22

The surfing tides are moving into the afternoon window for the week and decent surf will depend on afternoon glass-offs.


The swell should remain pretty constant. We have had some good morning waves this week in spite of the untypical tempestuous weather. Avoid the lightening and bring repellant.


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.

Playa Avellanas

Tamarindo Shuttle Transfer and Tours Playa Avellanas Surf Report

Tamarindo Shuttle Transfers And Tours

Eddie, Owner

- 7/22

Playa Avenellas Surf Report on Facebook

Click on Image above to get current CAM of surf.

 

   

South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Mal Pais

Mal Pais Surf Cam

Malpaisurfcam.com

- 7/18

Wave Rating - 3 out of 5

This morning at 7 am waves chest high with some head high sets. Light off shore wind and partially clear skies. New south pulse showing today, lots of peaks breaking, some close outs but overall fun surf.

 

Tides for today:
Low 2:59AM 1.18ft - High 9:30AM 8.69ft
Low 3:46PM 1.18ft - High 10:02PM 7.74ft

Sunrise and Sunset:
First Light 5:02AM - Sunrise 5:25AM
Sunset 6:05PM - Last Light 6:28PM

Swell:
Primary Swell: 4 ft at 12 secs Direction: S 188'
Secondary Swell: 3 ft at 16 secs Direction: S 188'

 

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

- 7/22


SOLID MIX S / SW SWELL - HEAD HIGH / OVERHEAD WAVES

 




- 4-7ft+++ Look to local area standout breaks - Overcast and warm waters

- Outlook is to slow ease thru the weekend

- High Tide 11:29AM Low Tide 5:04AM

 


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 - The Weekend After - it is the Cosmic Hermosa at VIDA Hermosa July 29th.


Dominical

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

Dominical

 

Solspot

- 7/22

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Steep angle South med-period swell decreasing plus  Southwest medium period swell steady.

Weather: Low:64 High:71
Patchy light rain in the morning with light winds from the NE. Heavy rain in the afternoon with light winds from the W.

- 7/23

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Small Steep angle South med-period swell steady with background  Southwest windswell holding.

Weather: Low:66 High:71
Patchy light rain in the morning with light winds from the NE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the S.

 

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 7/22

Waves - 3 to 5 feet

Summary:
South med-period swell steady plus  Southwest medium period swell fading.

Weather: Low:72 High:82
Partly cloudy in the morning with light winds from the NNE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the WSW.



- 7/23

Waves - 3 to 5 feet

Summary:
South med-period swell steady plus  Southwest medium period swell steady.

Weather: Low:72 High:82
Mist in the morning with light winds from the NNW. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the W.

 

The Caribbean

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

Playa Cocles

Solspot

- 7/22

Waves - 2 to 4 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast short-period swell steady.

Weather: Low:80 High:88
Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the W. Light rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the WSW.

- 7/23

Waves - 4 to 5 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast med-period swell steady.

Weather: Low:80 High:90
Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the W. 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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