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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 16, Issue #782
Aug 24th, 2015

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NATIONAL FORECAST

August 24 - 30

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Caribbean
waist to chest
waist high
waist high
knee to waist
knee high
knee high

knee high

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

chest high

South Pacific
chest high
waist to chest
waist to chest
chest high
head high
head high
chest to head

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - Dropping ENE swell from waist to chest down to knee high by Thursday with no relief through the weekend. Unless a tropical system rolls through, expect it to be small.

Pacific Coast - Small surf for the week from a Southwest swell blocked by the Galapagos. Waves will be in the chest high range until Thursday. Then another Southwest arrives (18 second period) with a slightly better angle bringing head high surf for the weekend.

The Long Shot - More Southwest swells push a week from Monday with a 16 second period and overhead surf lasting through next Wednesday.

* 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 Aug 25th, 2015
Month View

High Tide: 7.62 feet at 10:25 a.m.
Low Tide: 1.77 feet at: 4:41 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

Full Moon - August 29th
New Moon - September 13th

 

 

 

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

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas

8/21 -The still consistent off-shores are often lasting all day for the possibility of two sessions. The swell came up a little today after several very nice formed smaller days in the shoulder high range. The water is clear and there are light crowd sessions. The high tides will be in the morning through the weekend and ideal for good surf.  

Our small, ecotouristic beach front hotel is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. Since prehistoric times, Playa Grande has been one of the world's principle nesting beaches for the Giant Leatherback Sea Turtle. Louis Wilson, the founder of Hotel Las Tortugas, was instrumental in preserving Playa Grande as one of the last functioning, healthy nesting areas in the world for this now highly-endangered species.

Join us and witness this spectacle of nature which occurs at our doorstep every October through February. Get details of these tours here: www.lastortugashotel.com

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

8/20 - Conditions had been minimum along the last days, 1-2ft in the best sets and well, they do not come that often; great conditions due the lack of wind, for a long session of SUP touring around the island and to Playa Grande.

Langosta is more exposed to this South swell, with some 2-4ft in glassy, perfect shaped conditions, soft winds in the morning, partially crowded by some Langosta residents and pelicans.

Summer is almost over, waves will remain breaking for locals and random visitors, the most adventurous will visit us along the green season to scuba dive with bull sharks, catch some "empty" waves of free dive with Seafari Costa Rica to catch some parrots or snapper fish for lunch.

As usual, the talented Tony & Roy will be playing this evening starting around 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a fine meal and drink and superb music! at Dragon Fly every Thursday night.

We operate year long, contact us info.seafaricr@gmail.com

Nosara

James at SurfingNosara.com

8/24 -Surf today was fair with hightide but summer like conditions with the nice offshore winds, an awesome beach day for this time of year. I got a great variety of beach photos today and had way to much fun and time spent editing them.

High Tide:
9:19 am 2.31m

Low Tide:
3:35 pm 0.58m

For Surf Photos stop by the office between noon and 4pm each day to buy our daily surf photos.

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

8/24 - This morning at 7 am waves were waist to chest high. Light off shore wind and sunny clear skies. Nice little waves, glassy, good conditions. Fun session with just a few in the line up.

   


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



8/23 - SUNDAY AUGUST 23rd - FUN - WAIST HIGH AND CLEAN CONDITIONS THIS MORNING - Outlook is the same with a big swell on its way for the end of the week.  Calm winds, warm water and sun is out strong here in Playa Hermosa.    High Tide 8:24M 7.75  Low Tide 2:38PM 1.84

Don't miss the Saturday Surf Series Contest at the Backyard Bar here in Playa Hermosa - Every Satturday at 4PM. - Mark your calendars for the Invitational Tournament "OLA GRANDE ROCA LOCA -JACO 20-30th of AUGUST!

For Video or Surf Photography Cheech him at 8849-7308 or 8787-4016 or email hermosaurfotos@yahoo.com

Quepos

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

Manuel Antonio

Manual Antonio Surf School

Oscar by Manuel Antonio Surf School

8/15 - the surf at Manuel Antonio beach is 2 to 3 feet and glassy. 

Light SW winds

   


Dominical

LOCATION AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEK NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
Support the Dominical Lifeguards here - www.dominicallifeguards.org

South Pacific Area

Costa Rican Times

08/21 -FRIDAY: SSW swell peaks with waist-shoulder-head high surf at good exposures.

WEATHER/WIND: Light/variable to light offshore wind in the early to mid mornings, before a light to moderate onshore sea-breeze gradually develops through the late morning into each afternoon. There’s a good chance for the wind to back off in the evenings for a clean-up before dark at many locations, especially the more sheltered/tucked away spots.

 

Friday 08/21 – 0.9-1.5m – waist to head high – Modest SSW swell peaks. 

Saturday 08/22 – 0.9-1.2m+ waist to shoulder high – SSW swell eases. 

8/16 - Bodhi Surf School, located in Uvita Costa Rica, just announced their 3rd Annual "2015 MY OCEAN DEFENDER CONTEST" to celebrate innovative Ocean Guardian actions (and they are offering some seriously awesome prizes) - Get details of Bodhi's Uvita Surf School here

8/13 - Lifeguard Charity Party on 8/29 to raise money for Costa Ballena Life Guards - Read more


Southern Zone / Osa Peninsula

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

Pavones

Pavones Riviera

Jamie at Pavones Riviera

1/7 - Waves are in the 1-3' range with sunny weather and light crowds.
Point and south beaches.  



The Caribbean

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

Puerto Viejo

Costa Rican Times

Small short period wind waves from the east-northeast rising slightly later in the next few days. Light and variable south-southwest winds, Increasing later and switching to the northwest. Small short period wind waves from the east-northeast holding during the early part of next week. Light west-northwest winds, winds dropping rapidly later and switching to the north.

 

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Friday 08/21– 1.5-1.8m – Head high to 0.3m overhead – Small short period wind waves from the east-northeast holding during the day. Light and variable west-northwest winds with smooth seas all day.

Saturday 08/22 – 1.8-2.1m – Shoulder high to 0.5m overhead – Moderate short period wind waves from the east-northeast holding during the day. Light west-northwest winds with a slight chop, Increasing later.

 



 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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