Sam Reidy - Dominical
Costa Rica’s Weekly Surf Report | Volume 19, Issue #936
Daniela Wooster - photo: Esteban Delgado
Costa Rica Weekly Surf Report | Volume 19, Issue #938

PIC OF THE WEEK: Lapas de la Ola Peninsula - Photo: Greg Gordon


TIDES for October 22nd, 2018

MONTH VIEW

Low Tide: 1.24 feet at: 7:10 a.m.
High Tide: 7.93 feet at: 1:23 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

Full Moon - October 24th


National Forecast

10/22 to 10/28MONTUESWEDTHURFRISATSUN
Caribbean2-3 ft.1-2 ft.1-2 ft. 1-2 ft.1 ft.0-1 ft.0-1 ft.
North Pacific4-6 ft.4-5 ft.3-5 ft.3-4 ft.2-4 ft.2-4 ft.4-5 ft.
South Pacific5-7 ft.4-6 ft.4-5 ft.3-5 ft.3-4 ft.2-4 ft.3-5 ft.

Overview
Caribbean - Dropping East swell to start the week, waves knee to waist high early and then it's flat by Thursday. Nothing showing long range.
Pacific - Monday has a 4 foot swell at 14 second from the SSW (200 degrees), fading slowly for the next couple of days. Then a SW swell (220 degrees) slowly fills in to 3 feet at 15 seconds by Thursday. That lasts till Saturday and then another SW arrives next Monday so plenty of chest to overhead surf throughout the week.


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AREA REPORTS

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

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas

10/20 - The sun is shining and the wind is showing signs of consistent off-shores clearing the surf up.  The surfing tides are in the afternoon this week so the surf season will probably officially kick into gear the following week end with the morning tides.  

Smaller surf has a better chance of being good due to the sloppy ocean conditions from the rainy conditions to the south. There should be some decent sessions this week with the unpredictable afternoon off-shores. 

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

10/20 - Tamarindo has been under the influence of the low presure system with plenty of rain and stormy winds, breaking the surface, making a choppy 1-2ft waves at the sand bars, best bet at Old men spot, "cleaner" rides for long boards. Shout out to keep off the river mouth, when the water is murky and had rain a lot, the currents drift juvenile crocs to that line up.

Langosta works good  within the incoming tides, midmorning wind switch from south, then call it a day.

Seido Karate Costa Rica is opening classes for kids 3 to 5 years old, Saturdays starting November 10th, Playa Flamingo Jungle Gym.

South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Mal Pais

Solspot

10/21 - 4-6 feet with a dominant SW long-period swell. Primary Swell: 3.8ft. 17.7 seconds 218 degrees (SW) Secondary Swell: 2.5ft. 14 seconds 183 degrees (S)

Southwest long-period swell picking up plus South medium period swell steady.

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

10/17 - The weather has cleared up a little after a few rainy days. Small SW 3-4FT AND good conditions with nice shape – New SW/ SSW on the horizon bringing head high waves for the weekend.

Mark your calendars for Halloween at the Backyard Bar.

Dominical

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

Dominical

Greg at CRsurf.com

10/21 - Early sunny skies and surf head high to overhead. Mostly closeouts due to recent buildups of sandbars from the Rio Baru. The wind has been switching around 9:30. 

Early morning is low tide which has some barrels with exits when it's small for mid week. Then by Sunday high tide early morning sessions will be best.

Remember to print out your monthly tide chart on our website - LINK.

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Greg at 

CRsurf.com

10/22 - It was slightly onshore early this morning, then turned onshore by 9 a.m. We checked farther up the Golf Dulce and found clean but short lines. Then tried for a afternoon session at the point but the winds were on it with a fast dropping tide. 

The SSW missed some of the points but hit others with less crowds. Getting up early if it's not raining seems to be best call, as well as around higher tides.

Score some fresh tuna by the fishing boats at the north end of town. They take you over to Matapalo too for $200 ($50pp more if over 4 people)

The Caribbean

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

Salsa Brava

Solspot

10/22 - Small East-Northeast short-period swell fading with background Northeast windswell on the rise.

Small Northeast short-period swell in the water with background North windswell building.

2 Comments

  1. Gina says:

    Great photo Greg. Where did you take this photo. I saw birds like this around Platanillo. Is this where you were?

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