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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 18, Issue #884
Sep 23rd, 2017

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National Forecast

Sep 23rd-
Sep 29th

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Sol spot by Austin Gendron

TIDES for Sep 24th 2017
Month View

High Tide: 9.36 feet at: 5:16 a.m.
Low Tide: .11 feet at: 11:25 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

Full Moon - Oct 6th

 

 

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

- 9/21


The early morning glassy surf has been lots of fun even though the tide is low.

 




A few hardcores out in the head high zippers at day break and then breakfast, a nap, and some Florida style junky surf at high tide in the afternoon. Lots of rain and enough sun to keep covered in sun burn protection. It’s risky with the threat of stormy weather so check the weather reports before you plan a trip.



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

- 9/21

Every body is happy for the rainy season to be steady this year, on the other hand, not so much about the usual on shore winds that come along, waves in Tamarindo are 1-2ft mushy and stormy, some enthusiastic beginners jump in the small waves, and they make it look fun.



Marbella is a whole journey due the very bad road conditions, once there is worth it the adventure. Waves 2-3ft, early morning sessions are the best, wind switching around 11am, give us the excuse for a good lunch at Tiki.



September's Paint and Wine Night is this Saturday 9/23, 6-9pm. Kids 7th grade+ welcome with an adult. $25 per person + canvas of choice. Click below to register and for all the details

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

South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Santa Teresa

Mal Pais Surf Cam

- 9/21

Wave Rating - 4 out of 5

This morning at 7 am waves were waist to chest high with some head high sets. Light offshore wind and partially clear skies. Again waves were really nice as the tide was dropping. Good conditions, glassy, and lots of peaks.

 

 

Tides for today:
High 3:15AM 9.77ft - Low 9:24AM -0.33ft
High 3:36PM 9.45ft - Low 9:40PM -0.36ft

Sunrise and Sunset
First Light 5:06AM - Sunrise 5:27AM
Sunset 5:36PM - Last Light 5:57PM

Swell hitting Santa Teresa and Mal Pais
Primary: 2.5 ft at 07 sc Direction: WSW 251'
Secondary: 3 ft at 07 secs Direction: S 182'

 

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


- FUN WAVES - Shorter period S Swell easing 3ft+ with a longer period S / SSW Swell filling in tomorrow for some shoulder high waves

 




- Overcast in Playa Hermosa High Tide 4:18PM Low Tide 10:05AM

 


Local's Corner: - Yoga at the Backyard will return in October - Genevieve will be on vacation - Look forward to when she comes back and offers her 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 BOMBERFEST BEACH BASH September 15th -17th and Hotel Las Las Quiksilver Surf & Bikini Contest September 16th.


Dominical

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

Dominical

 

Solspot

- 9/23

Waves - 2 to 4 feet

Summary:
Southwest short-period swell steady plus  West windswell building.

Weather: Low:61 High:66
Patchy light rain in the morning with light winds from the W. Moderate rain at times in the afternoon with light winds from the WNW.

- 9/24

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
South med-period swell holding and  West windswell steady.

Weather: Low:70 High:70
Moderate rain at times in the morning with light winds from the E. Moderate rain at times in the afternoon with light winds from the E.

 

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 9/23

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Small South med-period swell picking up and a secondary  South medium period swell steady.

Weather: Low:73 High:75
Light rain shower in the morning with light winds from the NW. Clear in the afternoon with light winds from the NW.



- 9/24

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
South med-period swell steady with background South medium period swell steady.

Weather: Low:74 High:74
Sunny in the morning with light winds from the NNW. Sunny in the afternoon with light winds from the NNW.

 

The Caribbean

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

Playa Cocles

Solspot

- 9/23

Waves - 0+ feet

Summary:
Flat/No Significant Swell.

Weather: Low:79 High:82

Partly cloudy in the morning with light winds from the SSW. Partly cloudy in the afternoon with moderate winds from the ENE.

- 9/24

Waves - 0 to 1 feet

Summary:
Small East-Northeast short-period swell steady plus  Northeast windswell holding.

Weather: Low:80 High:82

Partly cloudy in the morning with light winds from the WSW. Clear in the afternoon with moderate winds from the ENE.


 

 

 


 

 

 

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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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