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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 15, Issue #752
October 18th, 2014

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NATIONAL FORECAST

Oct 19 - 25

Sunday

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Thursday

Frida

Saturday

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

knee to waist

North Pacific
waist to chest
chest to head
head high
head high
chest to head
chest high
overhead
South Pacific
chest to head

1 foot overhead

1 foot overhead
overhead
chest to head
head high

1 foot overhead

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - Nada for the right coast, best for snorkel and scuba this week.

Pacific Coast - South swell with a 16 second period gives the southern beaches some overhead waves through Tuesday. Then it bottoms out to waist to chest for most beaches until late Friday when a WSW swell brings a few overhead sets.

The Long Shot - A SSW arrives by the 26th with more overhead surf, but nothing big on the horizon as the South Pacific swell season nears its end.

* 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 October 19th, 2014
Month View

High Tide: 7.13 feet at 11:38 a.m.
Low Tide: 1.84 feet at 5:43 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - October 23rd

 

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

10/17 - The surf Wednesday and Thursday morning were in the head high range and good form for glassy conditions at the main peak. Just a hand full of surfers out. It is still raining here but less than normal and it wouldn’t be surprising to see some off-shore days soon if the hurricanes keep their distance. Watch the weather reports for off-shores and get ready.

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

10/21 - Swell conditions were minimum plus the stormy days kept is blown by the on shore winds, now looking forward for clean small conditions.

Tamarindo’s River Mouth is sharing some 2-3 ft sets. Playa Grande gets most of this small swell with some 3-4ft by Thursday, clean conditions in the mornings with a friendly crowd.

Bingo and raffle, October 21st, from 7 to 9pm, at Doña Lee’s Restaurant. Proceeds to “Homeless and Helpless” animal shelter.

Playa Negra

Playa Negra Realty

Larry at Playa Negra Realty

10/17 - Nice rainy season here in Negra. Not too nice for clean waves but we'll have water to drink and shower when you visit. This weekend looks like it will have some unseasonably nice morning conditions with 3 - 4' waves at the area reefs. That size will continue through most of the week.​ Once the weekend ends, we will likely see some normal and heavy consistent on shores for the rest of the week. This will bring is some W windswell to make the beach breaks fun, albeit sloppy.​ Pick up a souvenir T, sticker, or mug from the Non-profit SalveMonos. All proceeds go to the area monkey's. You can find them at Azul Profundo Boutique or Luna Llena Hotel in Tamarindo. Thanks and be safe.​

Nosara

Brayan at

SurfingNosara.com

 

10/16 - We continue with good waves and a beautiful Sun, we had a rainy season full of days with very good waves, in the morning and in the afternoon the waves do not stop we can take our surfboard and go surfing for 3 hours or more because the conditions are best. Chest high. We don't right now have many people in the water may be point with a maximum of 3 people taking many waves. Welcome to paradise where there are many more activities that you can enjoy to the fullest if you need information we can write to info@surfingnosara.com

Southern Nicoya Peninsula

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

Santa Teresa

Kina Surf Shop Santa Teresa

Eric from Kina Surf

10/17 - 2-3 ft windswell peaks. very small and very clean southwest windswell. glassy, light offshore conditions at 2 pm. Little bumps all up and down the beach  

Santa Teresa

Mal Pais Surf Cam

10/15 - This morning at 7am waves were waist to chest high, light off shore wind and cloudy rainy skies. High tide session with few peaks breaking at the beach break, not much people surfing as it rained all night. Should get better as the tide drops.  


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

10/17 - After all the stormy conditions of late well we've really had a fun week here now with better weather and cleaned up conditions. Nice fun surf in the AM. 2-4 ft and clean as all get out. Hermosa was a bit bigger too! SUNNY day to day, cant beat it for “rainy season”! hahahaha! Come Surfing PLEASE! Don’t wait, tickets are cheap and you can plan your trip right here at CR SURF too! Pura Vida Chuck and the CREW at WOW SURF!

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

10/16 - Easing short period Mix swell with a little SW showing for some fun waves 3-4ft+ with fair conditions and sun out strong here in Playa Hermosa. Outlook is GOOD for the weekend! Every Friday - it is the MASTERS Surf Series at the BACKYARD BAR  and Saturday- it is the SATURDAY SURF SERIES -Both are grassroots local surf contests being held in front of the Backyard around 4PM followed by live music and always a good time! Mark your calendars for Backyard's Halloween Party - "THE PARTY OF THE YEAR" HALLOWEEN AT THE BACKYARD BAR. 8 TIL10 PM "LOS CHUPACABRAS LIVE" NO COVER BEFORE 9:30 $500 CASH PRIZES COSTUME CONTEST 1AM. DON'T WAIT IN LINE- PRE VENTAS CALL 8827-2722 . VIP TABLE SERVICE. ENTER THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS FRIDAY OCT 31, 2014

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

10/18 - Olitas pequenas. Shoulder high peaks, ultra clean, some spitting barrels early this morning and a clear blue sky. Overall excellent conditions the past few days. The swell has been dropping but the sandbars are working and when it's not storming it's rocking and rolling at Playa Dominical. Not many surfers in the water lately, not many bathers on the beach. Morning sessions best as usual but afternoon post-storm glass-off is common. It's been too small lately for the other local breaks to work although Playa Hermosa South has been mellow fun at mid-tides and Dominicalito has been small but clean at higher tides. Despite some hard rain a good crowd turned out - mostly locals for a change - for the usual Friday Night Festivities at Hotel Roca Verde. Ben Jammin' and the Howlers with Nancy Buchan on electric fiddle were wound up and charging and the second set of the evening found the dance floor full. Great food, great music as always. Check in with Jazzy's RiverHouse for the best in low season discounts: www.jazzysriverhouse.com


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

9/26 - Sun and 3 feet waves are hitting the Caribbean.

  The next Puerto Viejo Open Pro is in November 15th in Playa Hermosa behind the Backyard Bar.



 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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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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