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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 18, Issue #855
Feb 24th, 2017

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National Forecast

Feb 24th - Mar 2th

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

0+ feet
1+ feet
2 to 3 feet
5 to 6 feet
6 to 8 feet
6 to 8 feet
5+ feet
3 to 4 feet
2 to 3 feet
3 to 4 feet
3 to 4 feet
2 to 3 feet
3 to 4 feet
3 to 4 feet
2+ feet
2+ feet
1 to 2 feet
2 to 3 feet
1 to 2 feet
2 to 3 feet
1 to 2 feet

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (Report Date: 2/17/2017)

EASTING SSW AND SOME NEW NW OVER THE WEEKEND

Kind of an uneventful forecast for you today. SSW (195-205) from earlier in the week will slowly back off through the weekend and early next week. Some new NW (295-305+) swell is due to make its way down through Mainland Mexico over the weekend and into Central America early next week, peaking for areas like Costa Rica next Tuesday/Wednesday. Smaller background southern hemi fills in mid to late next week.

SSW (190-205) that arrived Tuesday will slowly fade through the weekend and early next week. Some small reinforcements should help maintain at least some knee to chest high+ waves along the exposed coast through Monday, with some bigger waves today and Saturday morning.

More long-period NW energy arrives Saturday in areas like Puerto Vallarta. Periods should be in the 18 to 19 second range, with swell heights building into the 7 to 9 foot range during the peak Sunday/Monday. Most of that size will be confined to a few more exposed areas farther north. The rest of Central Mexico and Central America will see smaller swell in the 3 foot range as the swell fills into a peak early to mid-next week. Wave heights are going to range anywhere from overhead to double overhead+ for the most exposed sp0ts in northern-Central Mexico to waist to head high along the better exposed spots of Central America.

There isn’t going to be much else going on though. Small reinforcing southern hemi swell from the SSW (205-215) arrives Wednesday/Thursday and will help maintain a couple feet of background swell, but otherwise smaller knee to chest high surf at southerly exposures through most of next week.

Tropical Outlook

No tropical cyclones at this time.

Sol spot

TIDES for Feb 25th, 2017
Month View

Low Tide: .48 feet at: 8:03 a.m.
High Tide: 8.20 feet at: 2:22 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - Feb 26th
Full Moon - Mar 12th


 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

LOCATION
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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


- 2/24

There has been plenty of fun sized NW swell in the water these days combined with glassy morning conditions. This week the NW will continue through the entire week with small size keeping in the fun range. There will be some good but small SW in combination with the NW. Breaks that enjoy the combo swell should get into the head high and head high plus range. Far out late next week a new burst of solid SW will enter in and bring those SW facing breaks into the well over head range.​

 

Winds have been calm the last weeks. By early mid morning it has been onshore everyday. This trend will continue through the weekend. By early next week some stronger and more consistent offshore flow will carry us through the week. The farther south you go the earlier the onshore will start. Some breaks like Avellanas and further north may stay offshore through the week.​

 

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Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

- 2/22


Tamarindo still have good waves, the northern winds are on pause now, that means that South winds come over in the afternoons, mid morning sessions at the river mouth are rewarding, but the best break away from the schools is Pico Grande, 2-3ft solid, glassy and long rides, one or two barrels here and there.




Avellanas also has plenty of good waves all over its breaks, remain crowded due the time of the year, when every one fromt he North Hemisphere run away from cold weather.




Agenda is open to sign your name on it for our daily #TryOutSurfing entrly level surf lessons, with certified instructors by #ISAsurfing, 2 hours includes, basic drills, safety tips, surf etiquette; when you know what to do among the waves and other surfers, your confidence and then fun are increased.

KIDS PAINTING CLASS!

First KIDS painting class on March 17th in Tamarindo, Kids can paint free hand or choose from two different Costa Rica themed paintings. Please message for more details and to reserve a spot, we hope to see all you kiddos there.

Playing at Longboards BBQ every Wednesday from 7-9PM, Kimi Tortuga, come along and enjoy a cold beer with good music.

Join us in the Spear Fishing 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

Kina Surf Shop Santa Teresa

Eric from Kina Surf

- 2/21

WAVES - Small SSW/WNW Groundswell combo. Smaller than last week, but still very nice shape. Chest to head-high on set. Good conditions.



BEST SPOT - All beaches have had good sandbars lately, take your pick.

 

New stuff arriving from Rip Curl, Billabong, Dafin and Futures fins. Also new JS Surfboards HiFi Monstabox epoxy surfboards arriving at the end of February. Come check em out!

The next stop on the Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf will be here in Santa Teresa at the Lora on March 11-12, come and check us out

DISCOUNTS
- All surf hats 25% off, new Rip Curl, Billabong, Rainbow sandals and DaFIN swim fins arriving soon. A box of new JS surfboards on the way, all new epoxy HiFi construction!!!

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

- 2/24

- NEW SSW FILLING IN WITH SOME WNW - WAIST TO CHEST HIGH 3-5ft

 

 

- FAIR CONDITIONS -- SUN OUT IN PLAYA HERMOSA High Tide 1:34PM LOW TIDE 7:19AM

 

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 Jungle Jam March 10-12, 2017 being held in Jaco Beach on the lot next to Best Western - featuring SLIGHTLY STOOPID, Thievery Corporation and Fortunate Youth amongst others! FOR FISHING: IT IS THE LOS SUENOS TRIPLE CROWN BILLFISH TOURNAMENT LEG TWO - SET FOR FEB 22ND - 25TH AND LEG THREE MARCH 22ND-25TH.


Quepos

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

Manuel Antonio



Luis Gattgens at Manuel Antonio Surf School

- 2/22


Right now in Manuel Antonio the waves are 2-3 feet with clean conditions in the morning and a little bit more choppy in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 




Dominical the waves will be a few feet bigger and the best place to surf is there.




(Surf Report written by Luis Gattgen)

Contact Here: Manuel Antonio Surf School

 

Dominical

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

Dominical

 

Solspot

- 2/25

Waves - 3+ feet

Summary:
Small Southwest med-period swell steady and Southwest long-period swell steady.

Weather: Low:50 High:74
Sunny in the morning with light winds from the N. Patchy rain possible in the afternoon with light winds from the WSW.

- 2/26

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest med-period swell steady and a secondary  Southwest medium period swell steady.

Weather: Low:53 High:75
Light rain shower in the morning with light winds from the ESE. Patchy rain possible in the afternoon with light winds from the NNW.

 

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 2/25

Waves - 2+ feet

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

Weather: Low:68 High:84
Sunny in the morning with light winds from the NNW. Light rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the WSW.

- 2/26

Waves - 1 to 2 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest med-period swell holding plus Southwest medium period swell steady.

Weather: Low:69 High:85
Patchy rain possible in the morning with light winds from the N. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SW.

 

The Caribbean

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

Playa Cocles

Solspot

- 2/25

Waves - 1+ feet

Summary:
Small East wind swell on the rise.

Weather: Low:72 High:85
Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the SSW. Clear in the afternoon with moderate winds from the E.

- 2/26

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Small East-Northeast wind swell steady.

Weather: Low:73 High:86
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the SW. Clear in the afternoon with light winds from the E.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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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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