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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 15, Issue 726
April 12th, 2014

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NATIONAL FORECAST

Apr 14 - 20

Monday

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Caribbean
chest to head
waist to chest
knee to waist
knee to waist
knee to waist
knee to waist

waist to chest

North Pacific
overhead
overhead
chest high
head high
chest high
overhead
head high
South Pacific
1-2 feet overhead

1-2 feet overhead

head high
overhead
head high
2 feet overhead

1-2 feet overhead

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - Fading ENE swell starts the week with waves dropping from head high sets to almost nada. Mostly knee to waist through Saturday with a foot bump Sunday from the next building ENE swell.

Pacific Coast - As predicted, the SSW swell is bringing 1-2 foot overhead surf with a few bigger sets for the better south facing beaches. This swell drops to chest to head high by Wednesday, but a new one from the same direction pushes it back to 2 feet overhead by Saturday and staying overhead for the weekend.

The Long Shot - Nothing powerful around through the 26th, but on the 27th a new Southwest brings some 1-2 foot overhead waves through to the end of month.

* 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 April 13th, 2014
Month View

Low Tide: .92 feet at 7:27 a.m.
High Tide: 8.30 feet at 1:46 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

Full Moon (and LUNAR ECLIPSE) - April 15th
New Moon - April 29th

 

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

4/19 - The tides are right and the wind is holding for the morning sessions. The afternoon sessions have been mostly rideable and often good. The Easter scene will evaporate by Monday and conditions look good for at least the first part of the week. We are finally seeing some transitional weather but don't expect rain yet.

Playa Negra

Larry at Playa Negra Realty

Playa Negra Realty
4/19 - Fun, fun, fun swell! The south of the couple days has given us a great run of waves. A new small long period south is moving in and should give us a great easter weekend. Another and bigger south will start filling in on Sunday. It will start with 20 second periods!​ The beach breaks will be firing. Take advantage of the good early morning offshore and high tide conditions and get yourself some tube time!​ Don't forget to pick up a souvenir T, sticker, or mug to help support the local Howler Monkeys. You can find them in Azul Profundo Boutique or Luna Llena hotel in Tamarindo. Thanks and be safe!​

Nosara

Nosara Shack

NosaraShack.com

4/17 - Fun chest high surf for the last couple of days. See the photos here - LINK Should start to get big into Monday. Pick up a hat, shirt, magazine if you are in town at Mini Super Guiones next to Robins!

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

4/16 - This morning waves were waist to shoulder high with few bigger sets. Light on shore wind and overcast skies. Ok waves today for the 2nd Local Contest at Playa Carmen, locals ripping, nice waves, nice people, join us tomorrow to enjoy the finals. Check our daily surf report videos on YouTube.


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

4/18 - 3-5ft with waning SSW -- BETTER conditions early with more winds mid day. Hopefully, will glass off for the afternoon session.Sun out storng here in Playa Hermosa. A new SSW set to begin filling in later today bringing GOOD conditions for the Easter weekend! On its tenth anniversary, Reef Costa Rica confirmed the completion of the surf in our largest event. The Reef Classic Costa Rica 2014 Pepsi introduced by KÖLBI that also holds the coveted Miss Reef, goes to the most important surf scene in Costa Rica: Playa Hermosa de Jacó 1 to 4 May.

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

12/11 - Estamos haciendo surf en isla damas Manuel Antonio. Isla damas sin dudas. Esta totalmente plano Isla damas Fin de año con mas ganas que nunca para hacer el surf.


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

Dominical

Steve at Jazzys River House

Jazzys River House - Dominical

4/12 - A string of overhead and extra clean morning offshore sessions has slipped into a lower gear and yesterday some unsettled weather arrived giving us a brisk side-shore breeze and often messy conditions throughout the day. Plenty of good surf here the past few days including some shining barrel sessions. Hermosa South reports have all been good lately and Dominicalito has been it's usual mellow self but with a bump up in size. The Point has had some decent mid sized surf but not much for crowds. Surfer numbers are down at all area beaches. Friday the 18th - Good Friday is the 4th annual 'Dominical Lifeguards Semana Santa Surf Classic' surf contest featuring big waves and big prizes. Dominical Lifeguards go back on the Tower tomorrow for the first time since December 30th, 2013. Thanks to the generous donors who made it possible.


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

3/19 - Small waves in the 2-3 foot range, waist to shoulder high, clean conditions with light crowd.
Point and river mouth.  



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Costa Rica live wave cams

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Live Surf Cam for Nosara
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Mal Pais Surf Cam

Playa Hermosa Surf Cam by Surf Inn Hermosa

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 -

Swellwatch.com has a reliable surf forecast for Costa Rica with a 6-day NW and SW swell chart.

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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