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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 16, Issue #770
May 24, 2015

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NATIONAL FORECAST

May 22 - 28

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Caribbean
waist to chest
1-2 feet overhead
2 feet overhead
1-2 feet overhead
overhead
1 foot overhead

1 foot overhead

North Pacific
waist to chest
head high
chest to head
chest high
chest high
chest high

head high

South Pacific
chest to head
1 foot overhead
overhead
chest to head
head high
head high

overhead

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - Friday is the smallest day, with waist to chest high sets. Then a ENE swell with a 10 second period keeps it 1-2 feet overhead though Monday with a couple of bigger sets. It only fades a foot Tuesday and should stay overhead for the rest of next week.

Pacific Coast - SSW swell arrives Saturday with a 15 second period but only lasts a day, dropping for 1 foot overhead Saturday afternoon to chest to head by Monday. Then look for more background South and SSW swell to keep it chest to head high through the week, with a few overhead sets Thursday.

The Long Shot - June starts off with a South swell arriving on the 2nd with overhead waves. Then a solid Southwest swell is on its way for June 5th, bringing 2 feet overhead surf.

* The forecast is made using 16 years of wave model and report analysis, but can't be accurate 100% of the time. To do your own, use our links.

TIDES for May 25th, 2015
Month View

High Tide: 7.87 feet at 8:14 a.m.
Low Tide: 1.83 feet at: 2.17 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

Full Moon - June 3rd
New Moon - June 16th

 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

LOCATION
(click for area description)
AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEK NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

5/19 - Waves had been fun and weather remains dry, 2-3ft average along the weekend at River Mouth and Pico Grande, not so crowded, probably most people were at Jaco for the Copa Fox.

Avellanas was a lot more consistent 2-4 in the best sets, La Purruja was the less crowded spot mostly for the fact of real commitment to drop that shallow reef and hollow left.

Salsa Lessons by Alejandra Parody, at Maluco on Thursday 21st of May, the money goes to ADIT and its projects to keep improving Tamarindo; for a minimum donation of US $10 you are in.

Nosara

James at SurfingNosara.com

5/23 - Surf today is Big! Maybe not double overhead but almost on some of the set waves. The surf looked fun, it was big but still manageable, the paddle out didn't look to bad and there was some smaller soft waves to have in between the big sets, also the wind was nice and offshore.   For Surf Photos stop by the office between 1pm and 4pm monday-saturday to buy daily surf photos. Buy a few online at nosaraphotography.com but we have over a 1000 plus photos each day that we can't put online so for the best deal be sure to stop by the office before you leave town. Did you know you can also book a private photo or video session email photos@surfingnosara.com Don't wait until your last day, we now put all the photos on a usb flash drive which you can fill up daily so don't wait until your last day because you might miss out! thanks!

Southern Nicoya Peninsula

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

Santa Teresa

Mal Pais Surf Cam

5/22 - This morning at 7 am waves were knee to waist high with an occasionally chest high set. Light off shore wind and sunny clear skies. A bit more size than yesterday. Fun small waves.   Keep checking, after Easter our private 1 bedroom house will be available and in the upcoming months more options will be available.


Jaco / Playa Hermosa

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

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa



5/ 20th - FUN FUN FUN - SSW HOLDING - 3-5ft+ and CLEAN CONDITIONS -- OUTLOOK IS GOOD FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS SUN OUT STRONG AND WARM WATERS HERE IN PLAYA HERMOSA Locals Corner:  Don't miss the Saturday Surf Series Contest at the Backyard Bar here in Playa Hermosa - Every Saturday at 4PM. May 30 & 31st - its the Backyard Hermosa Pro.

For Great Vacation Packages: Check out Surf Inn Hermosa's Surf Vacation Pacakges - Surfing, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), yoga, fitness, healthy food & plenty of good times included.

Quepos

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

Manuel Antonio

Oscar at Manuel Antonio Surf School

12/8 - Manuel antonio was like knee to chest high waves kinda choppy. Best spots to surf Playitas and Isla Damas. SUP contest in Manuel Antonio this weekend.


Dominical

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

Dominical

Steve at Jazzys River House

Jazzys River House - Dominical

5/17 -Today had a slow low tide start with too many long walls, dumping hard and yet the handful of surfers out got an occasional serious shoulder including a few decent barrels - short but sweet. Some bigger set waves were overhead with winter punch and a brisk offshore. Mid-afternoon rising tide session was the best in weeks maybe with head high, clean, shapely, user friendly waves and light crowds. Classy summer conditions.  Ending with a much needed rain squall. Both Hermosa South and Dominicalito have had better luck with our recent swell than Dominical. Hermosa with more size and consistency than Dominicalito.    
Quiet times for the Point. . 
Friday nights remain the one consistent highlight of the week with good food, good music and good cheer.  Rock out with Ben Jammin and the Howlers and Nancy Buchan's electric fiddle at Hotel Roca Verde.   

Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com for rainy season discounts on arts and crafts classes, Surf lessons, and therapeutic East/West body and energy work. 
Support the Dominical Lifeguards here - www.dominicallifeguards.org


Southern Zone / Osa Peninsula

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



The Caribbean

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



 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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Mal Pais Surf Cam

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The Rovercam

Surfline shows daily photos of Playa Hermosa and
nearby beaches

The Sandpiper Inn has camera out back of Playa Hermosa
www.sandpipercostarica.com

Papa-G-Surf does a daily video, has a "Backyard" cam, and gets photos from Casa Siempre Domingo in Pavones
www.papagsurf.com

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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

Weather Channel Central America Satellite

Tropical Underground Hurricane Tracking Site

 

 

 

 

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