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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 18, Issue #891
Nov 18th, 2017

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National Forecast

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Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (Report Date: 11/14)

FUN SURF STICKS AROUND THROUGH MIDWEEK

The mix of SSW-SW (205-220) should get an extra couple overlapping pulses of SSW-SW (200-220) over the next few days that will keep playful surf around for through the second half of the week. Size eases a little over the weekend, and then another pulse is due for the start of next week.

Easing SSW-SW (205-220) and overlapping SSW (200-210) energy should help maintain at least chest to overhead+ surf at standouts. Itís possible that a few better exposures and deepwater spots could still be seeing surf up to several feet overhead through Thursday.

Overall wave heights will begin to taper Friday, but there will continue to be some smaller overlapping SSW-SW (190-220) pulses filling in Friday and Sunday to at least help maintain knee to chest high+ surf along the exposed coast through the weekend.

Tropical Outlook

Tropics looking quiet for the time being.

Sol spot by†Austin Gendron

TIDES for Nov 19th 2017
Month View

Low Tide: .13 feet at: 9:19 a.m.
High Tide: 8.61 feet at: 3:33 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - Nov 18th
Full Moon - Dec 3rd


 

 

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

- 11/15


The swell has been consistent, and only occasionally too big, but the wind has been tricky for the last few days while the rainy season transition struggles to hang on.

 




The tides are moving toward mid-day now so the surf could be blown out by the time the tides get right. Watch the weather reports and get ready to enjoy Playa Grande at its best during late November and early February.



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

- 11/14

Very fun SW swell came across Tamarindo, 2-3ft waves within the incoming tides, it's been glassy morning sessions, with a switch from South after 11am staying on shore just before the sunset, so we all could get another fun session. Weather still normal for a transitional month, some clouds and refreshing showers passing by every other day, but its mostly sunny and the crowd on the water enjoy both.


 

 

 






Avellanas has been fun, this swell reactivate Little Hawaii and the river mouth, great spots with up to 4-5ft waves on the best days. Crowd remain on the sand bars and weather was similar to Tamarindo.



Pacific Smile Holistic Dental Care invites all to celebrate its website relaunching within the New Moon, 2 unique events held in special locations as it is Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas and La Senda:

Couples Healing & Meditation
November 16th @CaLaLuna 5:30pm to 8pm. Romantic dinner by reservation US$ 30 per person. Info. 2653 43 54/ iNBOX @Pacific Smile

Date to remember November the 18th.
A unique NEW MOON evening with 3 Soundtherapists at La Senda. walking the Labyrinth to the second energy vortex where we will enjoy a #CacaoCeremony and a "concert/meditation"
FEE $45 - Get Tickets and info

We are opening this new season with the Surf All Day guided tours, for intermediate and advanced surfers who prioritize their vacation and time in the water, we know where to take you, full packages or single day adventures available. Inquire more information

info.seafaricr@gmail.comContact Seafari Costa Rica

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

- 11/17

Wave Rating - 2 out of 5

This morning at 7 am waves were waist to chest high. Light off shore wind and mostly clear skies. Looked kind of bumpy, tide was really low, still there were some nice rides and just a few in the water.

 

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Tides for today
High 1:46AM 9.05ft - Low 8:03AM 0.43ft
High 2:13PM 8.43ft - Low 8:12PM 0.79ft

Sunrise and Sunset
First Light 5:11AM - Sunrise 5:33AM
Sunset 5:15PM - Last Light 5:37PM

Swell hitting area beaches
Primary Swell: 3 ft at 7 secs Direction: SSW 212'
Secondary Swell: 1.9ft at 13 secs Direction: SSW 209'

 

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

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

Jaco

WOW surf shop

Chuck at Walking on Water Surf Shop

- 11/15

Still wanting to hang in there the green season , rained bucket loads last night and right after our yearly get excited tremor ! WOW ! Surf was head high plus a bit at Hermosa , lower side of the tide saw bombs come thru too !

 

Got some storm in it so it wasn’t perfect but I have a friend who got the wave of the day and I have it sketched in my mind ! Lucky Jeff ! Get yourself set if you want to visit , looks like the busiest season we will have seen in years for our area , Hotels are almost booked thru mid January and they say the Los Suenos is packed the March !

 

Keep an eye on our facebook site for a special BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL , its going to be good and if you need a new board and want a deal this is going to be it ! PURA VIDA , See ya soon !

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

- 11/18

NOV 18th – FUN SIZED SW SWELL – GOOD CONDITIONS AND BEAUTIFUL DAY IN PLAYA HERMOSA 3-5ft++





–LONGER PERIOD SSW ON THE HORIZON

— SUN OUT STRONG – High Tide 2:49PM Low Tide 8:41AM

 


Local’s Corner: – THIS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 18th – VIDA HERMOSA’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY – DON’T MISS IT — Yoga at the Backyard returns Monday November 6th with Genevieve Monday thru Friday at 7AM $10 per person – For more information – call 8842-7176 – $5 YOGA AT VIDA ASANA on SUNDAYS TIL DECEMBER 15th WITH LAURA BAPTISTA — 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 the BAMBOO BASS FESTIVAL IN JACO BEACH FEBRUARY 16th -18th, 2018 – SURE TO BE A GOOD TIME.


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

- 11/15


The waves have been awsome we have a swell hiting our coast and waves are pretty big they can reach 5 or 6 feets in our best spot playitas it havent been crowded at all and coditions (wind,choppy,ect..) have been perfect.




My recomendation for the best place to surf this days is one more time playitas a nice spot that throws right and left waves with good size and like i said today was around 5 to 6 feets but i think tomorow they will go down a little.




For cool events happening here there is Jiu Jitsu class in spa holis all this week.

(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

Jazzys River House - Dominical

Steve Fergus at Jazzys River House

- 11/15

Back to winter in Dominical. Wild storms, high winds, lots of rain. Surf of course suffers from stormy weather. Size has been dropping the past few days but it's been poor conditions with muddy water, no shape, closed out, blown out and generally unfriendly.





There have been a few windows with decent sessions but nothing great.
Hermosa South and Dominicalito haven't fared much better and the Point hasn't worked at all.

 


 

Hotel Roca Verde continues to draw the rainy season crowds on Thursday and Friday nights with live music and great food. The G-String cowboys liven up the space each Thursday with their fun blend of covers and originals and Friday night features Ben Jammin' and the Howlers with Nancy Buchan on Electric Fiddle. Music starts around 7:30, come early and stay late and dance the night away.

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

- 11/18

Waves - 1 to 2 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell steady plusSouthwest windswell steady.


Weather: Low:71 High: 75

Partly cloudy in the morning with light winds from the NE. Patchy rain possible in the afternoon with light winds from the SSW.



- 11/19

Waves - 1 to 2 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest med-period swell holding with background South windswell on the rise.

Weather: Low:72 High: 75

Patchy rain possible in the morning with light winds from the NNE. Partly cloudy 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

Solspot

- 11/18

Waves - 1+ feet

Summary:
Small East-Northeast med-period swell holding†and†East-Northeast windswell on the way out ..

Weather: Low:75 High:78

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



- 11/19

Waves - 0+ feet

Summary:
Small East-Northeast med-period swell steady†andNortheast windswell steady .

Weather: Low:76 High: 80

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


 

 

 


 

 

 

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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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