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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 15, Issue 747
September 12th, 2014

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NATIONAL FORECAST

Sept 12 - 18

Friday

Saturday
Sunday
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Caribbean
chest to head
waist high
chest to head
overhead
chest to head
waist high

waist high

North Pacific
chest high
chest high
head high to overhead
2-3 feet overhead
2 feet overhead
1 foot overhead
chest to head
South Pacific
chest to head

chest to head

1 foot overhead
double overhead
3-4 feet overhead
1-2 feet overhead

overhead

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - ENE swell arriving Sunday with a 9 second period and maxing Monday with some overhead sets. Then it drops quickly leaving small surf for the rest of the week.

Pacific Coast - Smaller surf Friday but some SSW swell pushes it back up to 1 foot overhead by late Saturday and that is followed by a bigger SSW swell (16 second period) to arrive Monday with some waves reaching double overhead. It stays big Tuesday but then fades back to overhead through Friday as the swell changes to more of a Southwest angle.

The Long Shot - A few head high days after that followed by more foot overhead South swell arriving by the 22nd.

* The forecast is made using 15 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 September 12th, 2014
Month View

Low Tide: (-1.06) feet at 10:54 a.m.
High Tide: 9.91 feet at 5:08 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - September 24th

 

 

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

9/12 - The surfing conditions have been pretty rough this week with the high tides in the afternoon. Mostly blown out, just overhead, conditions. We can start surfing again in the morning in a couple of days and that will help. Watch the weather reports for off- shores here and be on it and you could get some pretty good uncrowded surf. The water is still clear and warm and the rain has been mostly light in the afternoon. Bring a girlfriend.

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

9/18 - Good swell conditions, despites the stromy weather, all rock bottom spots are working at its best, Pico Grande and Tamarindo had been consistent besides the rip tides, 3-4ft average with 4-5 minutes between sets, not so crowded due the currents.

Negra and Avellana’s river mouth had been the places to ride some big bombs in the lower tides, 5-7ft waves, partially crowded places, but still waves for everyone!

We are sorry for the loss of the girl who pass away in Negras last Monday September 15th, it’s time for locals and residents to be alert on visitors that are not used to the ocean. Saturdays are beach party nights, with live music, Dj and bonfire starts at sunset.

 

Nosara

James at SurfingNosara.com

9/10 - A dark morning with few people in the water, with a size of the shoulders to head high and offshore wind. We hope the waves are good this afternoon. Have a beautiful day!!

Southern Nicoya Peninsula

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

Santa Teresa

Funky Monkey Lodge

Gabi at Funky Monkey Lodge

8/26 - We had a absolutely perfect waves today in the morning as well as in the afternoon. Overhead peaks opening for rights and lefts, perfect shape. Some even bigger sets mostly slowing down. The spot is la Lora and North.  


Jaco / Playa Hermosa

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

Jaco

WOW surf shop

Chuck at Walking on Water Surf Shop

9/12 - GO CARLOS GO! Surf was great yesterday evening crossed up medium swell from the west or NW and really technical with a few headhigh solid sets coming thru. Glassy afternoons are the norm the last few days and the tides are high due the moon so JACO is the spot! All kinds of fun here! Business is picking up and we have out independence sale going on but you need to come by to see what kind of deals we have for you! These are custom bro deals, no fooling anyone into thinking somehow we can give you 50% off the whole shop [impossible unless your closing or overcharging ] but some real honest deals for everyone and our best deals are for our tried and true clients! Don’t miss it! PURA VIDA, Chuck and the SAME OLD CREW at WOW SURF!

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

9/11 - NEVER FORGET - BLESSED TO HAVE ANOTHER DAY TO SURF-- HERMOSA IS LOOKING FUN WITH A GOOD SIZEDGROUNDSWELL - 4-6ft++ with good conditions and nice shape. OUTLOOK IS GOOD THE NEXT FEW DAYS. Every Friday and Saturday- there are grassroots local surf contests being held in front of the Backyard around 4PM followed by live music.

Quepos

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

Manuel Antonio

Luis at Manuel Antonio Surf School

6/6 - Manuel Antonio y Isla Damas bno despues de dias de muy buen oleaje a bajado un poco toda via agradable pero no tan grande. Recomiendo la Isla Damas o Playa del Rey Celebrando dese ya el decimo aniversario de MASS 10 años de hacer los sueños realidad a las personas Celebrando dese ya el decimo aniversario de MASS 10 años de hacer los sueños realidad a las personas.


Dominical

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

Steve at Jazzys River House

Jazzys River House - Dominical

9/10 - Another peak and barrel morning today. Dropping tide, strong offshore and at times no shortage of overhead clean peaks. Just stay away from the dumping walls. Sparce crowds lately, in the water and on the beach. Stormy afternoons typical with plenty of showy thunder and lightning. Some sparkling clean windows after rainstorms as usual. Nothing close to Dominical today but Hermosa South and Dominicalito have had their usual smaller and mellower versions. Punta Dominical has been mostly unproductive recently. Hotel Roca Verde has Friday Nights dialed in with great food and high-end rock & roll. Ben Jammin' and the Howlers featuring Nancy Buchan and her transcendental electric fiddle make every Friday night a party worth remembering.


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

6/30 - Choppy conditions with afternoon showers, waves in the 3-5 foot range, light crowd.
Point and corner.  



The Caribbean

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

Puerto Viejo

Beto at Puerto Viejo Open Pro

8/14 - All is good over here, 6 feet waves.

Salsa is small but perfect! The next Puerto Viejo Open Pro is in August 23rd in Playa Cocles.



 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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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.

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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

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