Daniela Wooster - photo: Esteban Delgado
Costa Rica Weekly Surf Report | Volume 19, Issue #938
Pavones aerial - photo: Una Ola
Costa Rica Surf Travel Report | Volume 19, Issue #940

PIC OF THE WEEK: Leilani McGonagle - Photo: Luiz Barra - WSL


TIDES for November 5th, 2018

MONTH VIEW

Low Tide: .48 feet at: 6:39 a.m.
High Tide: 8.56 feet at: 12:53 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - November 7th


National Forecast

11/5 to 11/11MONTUESWEDTHURFRISATSUN
Caribbean2-3 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft.
North Pacific3-4 ft.3-4 ft.4-7 ft.6-8 ft.5-6 ft.4-6 ft.5-7 ft.
South Pacific3-5 ft.3-4 ft.3-4 ft.6-8 ft.5-7 ft.4-6 ft.5-7 ft.

Overview
Caribbean - A 5 foot ENE swell (61 degrees) with a 7.3 second period starts the week with some waist high waves but drops Tuesday and stays small for the rest of the week.
Pacific - A 3 foot Southwest swell with a 12 second period stays consistent Monday through Wednesday and then a new SSW swell arrives late Wednesday with a 1.8 ft swell at 18 seconds. That should increase the size to 3-4 feet overhead by Friday when the swell is 5 feet at 15 seconds. A similar size and period swell follows up on Sunday with more big surf to start next week.


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Travel, Contests, Environmental News & Specials

FEATURED STORIES

Wondering what to do around Dominical besides surfing? Here is our list of 12 Adventure Tours

EVENTS AND TRAVEL NEWS

G-Love is coming back to Nosara on November 24th. Check here for details.


CONTESTS and SURFING NEWS

Leilani  McGonagle takes second place at the WQS event in Chile

ENVIRONMENT / COMMUNITY

The last day to vote in Bodhi Surf School's Ocean Guardian Contest is tomorrow! Winners get a week surf/yoga package for two plus a ton of great eco-friendly products. Visit here to see some great ocean guardians!

Next beach cleanup is on November 11th, at 4:30 a.m. there will be a 'Dive for Debris' meeting in Quepos. Message Operation Rich Coast to get involved.

Another cleanup takes place on November 24th at the Cabo Blanco Reserve south of Mal Pais. Check their Facebook event for more information.


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10% off at WOW Surf by mentioning CRSurf

10% off at Adventure Inn near the airport in San Jose

10% off at Costa Rica Surf Institute in Tamarindo

10% discount at VamosRentaCar.com car rentals (put 'CRSURF' in the comments section and copy your confirmation number to us to provide service during and after your trip)

For archived news stories, check here.


AREA REPORTS

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

LOCATION

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

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas

11/3 - The wind has been off-shore in the morning this week with plenty of sun.  The shoulder high surf had good shape in the morning and Florida style form in the afternoon after the wind switched.  

The tides are moving to the afternoon this week and the conditions in the afternoon pretty dicy.  The weather should be nice, however, and probably a few days with the off-shores holding into the afternoon surf tides.

Check out the new shala for yoga classes with Brookes! 

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

11/4 - Today we started another beautiful day, sunny and sky early season morning. The waves are good and fun, they size are shoulder high to head high, with the occasional big set and onshore wind.

Good size at Langosta within the incoming tides, same wind effect early afternoon, just locals on the water.

Surf all day with Seafari Costa Rica, daily surf trips. Surf with our professional guides the “must visit” surf breaks in Guanacaste. Options vary from 3 to 5 hours and full day. Ride with the locals, later enjoy the GoPro´s footage of your best rides.

Nosara

Chico Lopez
at SurfingNosara.com

11/3 - Sun is shining in Tamarindo, despite the fact that waves are small 1-2, still super fun riding on long board, winds are shifting every other day, its getting crowded as the high season begins.

We are happy to confirm on November 24th - G Love is playing another special benefit concert to help the Nosara Security Association here in Nosara!

South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Mal Pais

Solspot

11/4 - 4-5 feet with a dominant SSW med-period swell. Primary Swell: 3.5ft. 14.4 seconds 211 degrees (SSW) Secondary Swell: 2.5ft. 6.3 seconds 239 degrees (WSW)

Southwest long-period swell fading and West-Southwest wind swell holding. *biggest in the morning: 5 foot-(long-period swell)

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

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

Playa Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

11/2 - Sun out strong here in Playa Hermosa with side shore winds -small SW 3ft+ and high tide in the morning — hopefully will clean up for the afternoon session.

Building SSW on the horizon for the weekend bringing head high waves.

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.

Manuel Antonio / Dominical

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

Manuel Antonio

Luis at 
Manuel Antonio
Surf School

11/6 -We had some great open waves at about 1.5ft. 

Awesome day to be in the water.

Dominical

Steve Fergus at Jazzys River House

11/4 - Rising tide morning session glassy, small, fairly clean and centered mid-beach with a single consistent peak - odd for Dominical.  Bright blue sky and small crowd make for good times!  

Playa Hermosa South a shade smaller that Dominical but plenty of fun 3'-4' glassy surf also with small crowds. Playa Dominicalito a little too small and too mellow for the average taste.  
Hotel Roca Verde is still hosting live music each Thursday night, currently featuring singer/songwriter Ken Nichols with electric fiddle sensation Nancy Buchan adding her stardust sound to the mix.  
Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com for low season discounts and specials or stop by and visit Ruby in her home/studio/gallery and view her collection of fine arts and crafts.  Be sure to ask about her popular class and sign up to learn the ancient crafts of Basketry, Weaving, Plaiting, Twining and other traditional skills.  Also see Steve for relief of aches and pains as his East/West massage therapy can be most helpful.  Steve also offers surf lessons, board sales and rentals and private lessons in 'Traditional Taoist Internal Exercises'.

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Colin at Una Ola
Surf Camp

11/2 - 2-3’ with fair shape The surf was really clean, glassy, and super fun, this morning.  The weather in Pavones, Costa Rica was partly cloudy, but still quite sunny.  We can probably expect some rain later.

The incoming high tide mushed it out once it was completely full, but should get good, when it starts to drop back down again.

The Caribbean

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

Salsa Brava

Solspot

11/4 -  2-3 feet with a dominant ENE short-period swell. Primary Swell: 5ft. 7.3 seconds 61 degrees (ENE)

Small East-Northeast short-period swell steady.

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