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Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (Below Report Created Date 9/11)


New long-period S (175-190) fills in, likely peaking later Monday/Tuesday before easing through the remainder of the week and blending with mostly medium period energy from near the equator. Overall wave heights looking to be moderate in size for standouts.

Should have some fun S (175-190) filling in today, likely peaking late and holding size through Tuesday before lingering with a blend of medium period southerly swell through the end of the work week. Deepwater swell heights are expected to be around 3 to 5 feet. Surfwise that’s going to mean a range of surf from waist to head high at less exposed spots to chest to overhead+ along the exposed coast. Magnets and deepwater spots are expected to see bigger wave heights in the range of overhead to well overhead, possibly bigger for spots like Puerto.

As the swell settles and blends with the smaller but steadier mix of southerly (170-220) medium period swell in the water we’re going to see wave heights running more consistently in the waist to head range, with sets at standouts going head high to overhead+.

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9/17 - Hotel La Dolce Vida 2017 Photo Contest. Submit your Entry Today. Learn more here

6/25 - Envision Festival Returns to Costa Rica on February 21-25, 2018. Read more

3/10 - ISLS Spanish, Service & Turtle Rescue Itinerary 2017. Read more

3/6 - Why has February quickly becoming one of the best months to visit Costa Rica? Read more

2/18 - Envision Festival 2017 Review: Workshops you do not want to miss! Read more

- Envision Festival starts in 8 days. If you have not purchased your tickets then you best hurry before they are sold out.
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1/20 - Manual Antonio Surf School: get 15% discount on any of our surfing packages from 8 Jan 2017 - 11 Feb 2017 - Learn more

1/20 - Witches Rock Surf Camp: Vacation rentals 15% off. Check out rooms and details.


12/16 - Surf Inn Hermosa has new healthy vacation package choices including Learn to Surf, Standup Paddleboard Fitness and PADI Open Water Diver Certification. Learn more at Surf Inn Hermosa website. Mention the Surf Inn Hermosa newsletter and get 20% off your stay at Surf Inn Hermosa!

11/4 - Hotel La Dolce Vida 2016 Photo Contest ~ Submit entry by Nov 19th. Get Contest Details

- 8 Awesome Costa Rica Surf Camps for Women by Women. Read more

8/29 - Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer Vacations in Costa Rica. Read more


Specialty Camp: CRsurf has partnered with Fishing Nosara to organize a surf boat charter for advanced surfers coming to Playa Guiones in 2015. This package includes seven nights in a quality rental home with laundry, breakfast, and house cleaning. Boards you can rent (or bring for a discounted rate), plus you get a deluxe four passenger golf cart, and TWO boat tours to remote big wave points or reefs that are not accessible by land. Send us a note if you are interested.

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7/19 - Global call on Costa Rica to ban export of 8 tons of stockpiled hammerhead shark fins. Read more

6/6 - 5 Hammerhead sharks tagged during expedition to Cocos Island with Sylvia Earl of Mission Blue. Read more

6/1 - Sustainable Costa Rican Tourist Companies Can Get International Certification. Read more

5/25 - Can Costa Rica’s Pacific Coral Reefs Be “Reforested”? Scientists Are Trying. Read more

5/4 - Effectiveness of hammerhead conservation measure questioned. Read more

4/18 - Guanacaste tourism operators and artisanal fishers opposed to sustainable shrimp trawling bill. Read more

3/30 - CREMA joins Fins Attached in call to protect oceanic whitetip sharks. Read more

3/12 - At Long Last Costa Rica Has Plans to Clean Up Its Wastewater. Read more

3/5 - Costas Verdes: The Reforesting of the Coasts of Costa Rica! Read more

3/1 - Culling Sharks Won’t Protect Surfers; Here’s Exactly Why Not. Read more

1/26 - Costa Rican Environmental Groups Demand End to Trawling. Read more

1/13 - “Green” Pura Vida? Costa Rica’s Renewables Conceal Dependence on Oil. Read more

12/31 - Meteor Fireball Flys by Erupting Turrialba Volcano [video]. Read more

12/19 - Costa Rica’s N. Pacific Fishermen Demand Shrimpers Leave. Read more

12/18 - Leonardo Di’Caprio says climate action is U.S.’s “biggest economic opportunity”. Read more

12/16 - Video: Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica and Archie Carr’s Legacy. Discover more

12/3 - Rescue Team Steps in to Help Animal Victims of Hurricane in Costa Rica. Read more

12/2 - Costa Rica Celebrates 68 Years Without an Army. Read more

11/29 - A small town unites to help Hurricane Otto victims – the Costa Rican way. Read more

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Check out the trailer for this video showing the benefits of sustainable tourism and the pitfalls of large scale tourism in Costa Rica on YouTube - The Goose that lays the Golden Eggs

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Watch and learn about how shark finning in Costa Rica and around the world are killing off shark populations..

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8/31 - Tomás King Acaba De Meter Un 10.00 Perfecto en El WQS De North Carolina. Read more

8/29 - Leilani Started With Victory In Spain. Read more

8/25 - Tomás King Just Moved To Quarter Finals In Virginia. Read more

8/24 - The Great Generation Sub 12. Read more

8/23 - Carlos Muñoz And Four Ticos More Start Today WQS 3.000 Of Virginia. Read more

8/7 - Cali Muñoz advances to US Open Surfing quarterfinals. Read more

8/6 - Carlos Muñoz Brings the Costa Rica Flag to the Semifinals of the US Open of Surfing. Read more

8/5 - Costa Rican Carlos Muñoz Gets Through to Quarterfinals at US Open of Surfing. Read more

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7/21 - This is the weekend of the REEF Grand Final of the Kölbi National Circuit in Playa Hermosa Jaco! Read more

6/28 - ISA Celebrates StandUp Paddle Inclusion at 2017 Central American Games, Held in Nicaragua. Read more

6/27 - Sean Foerster and Lisbeth Vindas win 5th date of “Kölbi” Surfing Tournament in Jaco. Read more

6/23 - Fifth Date of the Costa Rica Kolbi Surfing Tournament Will Take Place This Weekend in Jaco. Read more

6/17 - The Jaco Cup "INS JOVEN" Campaign to Distribute 1.3 Million Colones to Champions. Read more

6/1 - Costa Rica Ranked 9 at the ISA World Surfing Games. Read more

5/24 - Leilani McGonagle wins bronze medal at World Surfing Games. Read more

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5/15 - Leilani McGonagle and Anthony Fillingim win Fourth Date of Kolbi Surf Tournament. Read more

4/21 - Kölbi National Circuit Moves to Santa Teresa This Weekend. Read more

4/3 - New Triple Crown Masters Winners Light Up The Championship Before The Final. Read more

4/1 - Santa Teresa Receives Triple Crown Masters This Weekend. Read more

3/30 - Jim Hogan Is the New Coach of the National Costa Rican Surfing Team during 2017. Read more

3/27 - Jair Pérez And Emily Gussoni Won The Unit Cup in Puerto Viejo last weekend. Read more

- Surfers Come To Puerto Viejo This Weekend to Compete in the Kölbi National Circuit. Read more

2/19 - La Isla Pro 2017 in Isla Uvita, Limon, Costa Rica. Dates of Contest: February 25th and 26th. Read more

2/18 - Triple Corona 2017 Surf Contest - Playa Guiones de Nosara - Dates of Contest: February 25th and 26th. Read more

1/23 - Jason Torres and Coral Wiggins Won the HookD Cup last weekend in Dominical, Costa Rica (KÖLBI NATIONAL CIRCUIT) Read more

1/22 -Leilani McGonagle placed second in Heat 2 in Round 2 at the Subway Surf Series Pro Junior at Cronulla. Read more

1/20 - Hookd Cup Inaugurates Kölbi National Circuit This Weekend In Dominical. Read more

1/19 - Latin Pro Puerto Viejo Costa Rica will be at Cocles Beach Jan 28th-29th. Read more

1/11 - Costa Rica’s “Kölbi” National Surf Tournament will hold its first date this January. Read more

Top Contest Videos

Isaac Vega's 10 point tube ride in Playa Hermosa

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Check out Carlos' PERFECT 10 at PIPELINE here!!

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