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Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (Report Date: 2/13/2017)


We should be seeing some fun combo swell this week, with new NW (295-305+) working its way down the coast and interacting with a new SSW (195-205) that should be arriving Tuesday. The mix of swell should come to a peak Wednesday/Thursday before easing steadily through the upcoming weekend. Another NW (295-305+) swell is due to make its way down through Mainland Mexico over the weekend as well, reaching Central America early next week.

WNW-NW (295-310) swell should start working its way into Central America more on Tuesday bringing around 2-3 feet of deepwater swell to the exposed coast with periods around 14 seconds. That should be enough to generate at least some waist to chest high+ waves, with potential for bigger sets.

That will coincide with new SSW (190-205) swell also arriving Tuesday. Forerunners are expected to arrive around 19 to 20 seconds, and the swell will then build to around a 4 foot peak late Wednesday/Thursday with 17 second periods. That means surf will likely build into the waist to head high+ range over the next 24 hours, with some magnets and standouts seeing overhead-overhead+ sets. Wednesday more consistency chest to overhead+, with some sets going well overhead. Thursday during the peak standouts could be running head high to well overhead+. The addition of the NW swell in the water could mean bigger peaky sets along the more westerly exposed beaches where the NPac energy can work its way in. Southerly exposures are expected to hold size through Friday, before backing off steadily Saturday and Sunday, with wave heights settling into the waist to head high range.

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

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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

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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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New! Find out more about Las Tortugas and the role ecotourism plays in the conservation struggle on YouTube.

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

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2017 Costa Rica Tide Charts

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Tony Roberts' newest surf/lifestyle vid of the Guanacaste Coast on YouTube - It's Wide Open

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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

12/20 - Small waves, big talent: Tamarindo PRO/AM showcases rising surf stars. Read more

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11/19 - Costa Rica Shines at the 2016 Central American Surfing Championships. Read more

11/2 - Gilbert Brown Named Coach for Central Surfing Games. Read more

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10/11 - Ethan Ewing and Silvana Lima claim Costa Rica pro victories. Read more

10/9 - Noe Mar McGonagle finishes third in Essential Costa Rica Pro. Read more

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9/22 - Costa Rica maintains 5 out of 10 competitors at World Junior Surfing Championship. Read more

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