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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 19, Issue #924
July 15th, 2018

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National Forecast

July 14th-
July 20th

Saturday

Sunday

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Tuesday

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Thursday

Friday

6 to 10 feet
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6 to 10 feet
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5 to 7 feet
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3 to 4 feet
3 to 4 feet
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2 to 3 feet
2 to 3 feet
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3 to 4 feet
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2 to 3 feet
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Surfline

TIDES for July 16th 2018
Month View

Low Tide: .38 feet at: 11:07 a.m.
High Tide: 10.11 feet at: 5:21 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - July 13th
Full Moon - July 28th

 

 

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

- 7/14


Today we had beautiful just overhead waves in the afternoon with light off shores.



The wind is off shore in the morning and the high tide surfing window should begin in the next few days in case the wind starts to shift in the afternoon.



If you want to help protect the turtles and don’t come by motor boat to Grande and avoid the motor boat tours in the estuary to conserve the salt water forest in the park.

Bring insect repellant, sun screen, and rain gear - a girlfriend/boyfriend wouldn’t hurt.

Take the ferry boat to Tamarindo and avoid the toothy wildlife.

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica


- 7/13

Fun waves for long boards in Tamarindo's sand bards, 2ft consistent sets with up to 3/4 waves every 7-9 minutes, a nice S/SW combo with enough seconds to ride it long and clean to the shore, light off shore winds until early afternoon, then some days switching, some other days just stays off shore all day. Fairly crowded inside, it is Costa Rica summer vacations and that bonds with the families that visit Tamarindo from all over the world.

 

Avellanas been more exposed to the swell direction, did activated the river mouth within the low tide in the mornings, 3-4ft solid but not so consistent sets, thankful the crowd is friendly to talk and share good stories, other wise it felt like 20 minutes among sets; within the high tide the sand bars had something to give and plenty of people jumped in later on the day.

 

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South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Mal Pais

Mal Pais Surf Cam

- 7/12

Wave Rating - 4 out of 5

This morning at 7 am waves were chest to head high. Light off shore wind and mostly clear sunny skies. Looked really fun, lots of peaks opening. Nice conditions and not many people surfing.

 

 

Tides for today

High 1:33AM 8.66ft - Low 7:30AM 0.56ft
High 1:52PM 9.77ft - Low 8:09PM -0.3ft

Sunrise and Sunset
First Light 5:01AM - Sunrise 5:24AM
Sunset 6:06PM - Last Light 6:28PM

Swell hitting Santa Teresa & Mal Pais
Primary Swell: 2.5 ft at 14 secs Direction: SW 222'
Secondary Swell: 2.5 ft at 7 secs Direction: SSW 191''

 

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

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

Jaco

Solspot

- 7/15

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell steady and South windswell picking up.

Weather: Low:79 High:81
Patchy rain possible in the morning with light winds from the W. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SW.

- 7/16

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell on the rise with background South windswell picking up.

Weather: Low:80 High:81
Patchy rain possible in the morning with light winds from the WNW. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SW.

 

Dominical

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

Dominical

 

Solspot

- 7/15

Waves - 2 to 3 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell steady andSouthwest windswell holding.

Weather: Low:57 High:70
Moderate or heavy rain shower in the morning with light winds from the NE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the NNE.

- 7/16

Waves - 2+ feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell picking up andSouth windswell building .

Weather: Low:56 High:70
Patchy rain possible in the morning with light winds from the NNE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the NE.

 

Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 7/15

Waves - 2+ feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell steady with background South windswell on the rise.

Weather: Low:74 High:76
Mist in the morning with light winds from the NNE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SW.



- 7/16

Waves -1 to 2 feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell holding plusSouth windswell steady .



Weather: Low:73 High:75
Patchy rain possible in the morning with light winds from the NE. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SSW.

 

The Caribbean

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

Playa Cocles

Casa Club Dub

Casa Club Dub


- 7/13

- Head high to overhead and swell rising. Waves are breaking cleaner and surfers are out. In the afternoon winds pick up a bit. Morning best at Cocles.

 

- Playa Cocles is the best spot for surfing right now.


 

- Calypso festival happening in Cahuita this weekend! You can check out more on their Facebook page. Come stay and surf with us at Casa Club Dub. Long and short term rooms for rent available. Call (506) 8433-0867.

- You can see daily videos of surf conditions in Playa Cocles at Casa Club Dub Facebook page.

Rooms for short-term and long-term rent in front of Playa Cocles. Rooms with private bath and shared kitchen. Ocean front property. Only $350/month with security deposit. If interested please communicate via WhatsApp to Ariel at (506) 8433-0867.

 


 

 

 

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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

Tropical Underground Hurricane Tracking Site

 

 

 

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