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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 17, Issue #835
Sep 30th, 2016

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National Forecast

Sep 30th - Oct 6th

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

2 to 4 feet
6 to 9 feet
2 to 3 feet
1+ feet
1+ feet
1+ feet
1+ feet
4 to 6 feet
3 to 4 feet
2 to 3 feet
2 to 3 feet
4 to 6 feet
3 to 5 feet
3 to 5 feet
3 to 4 feet
2+ feet
1 to2 feet
2 to 3 feet
3 to 4 feet
2+ feet
2+ feet

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (below published on 9/30th):

SSW HOLDS ITS PEAK FRIDAY AND EASES THROUGH THE WEEKEND

SSW (190-200) holds its peak through Friday before backing off gradually over the weekend. Next week is looking smaller, but we’re expecting new SSW (200-210) swell to fill in on Tuesday helping at least bring back a little push that will hold through midweek. Long-range models show more prominent swell for around the 1oth.

SSW (190-200) should have peaked Thursday, but will hold solid head high to well overhead surf for standouts on Friday. More average breaks are going to be running chest to overhead+. Wave heights will gradually ease through the weekend and start of next week.

New SSW-SW (205-215) is due to arrive on Tuesday and should build to a 2-3 foot peak on Wednesday. Wave heights will be running waist to head high+ at standouts along the exposed coast through midweek, so it should at least be fun despite on the smaller side.

Tropical Outlook

Tropics are showing one area of low pressure off the Central Mexico coast, but only give it a 30% chance of becoming a cyclone over the next 5 days. I wouldn’t count on it being a swell maker.

by Solspot

TIDES for Oct 1st, 2016
Month View

Low Tide: 0.26 feet at: 9:00 a.m.
High Tide: 8.81 feet at: 3:11 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - Oct 1st
Full Moon - Oct 16th

 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

LOCATION
(click for area description)
AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS- BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEK NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

Playa Negra

Playa Negra Realty

Larry at Playa Negra Realty

- 9/29

This has been, quite possibly, the best September in memory. these last two weeks we have bee blessed with epic swell. The swell continues and the morning conditions have been the icing on the cake. At this posting it is still well overhead here and firing. there will be good waves and condition through Saturday. Sunday starts with smaller conditions throughout the next week.​
Although morning winds have been nothing left than spectacular, this coming week looks to be changing as we begin to see more regular onshore winds coupled with periodic and sometimes heavy rains.​ Check out Salvemonos.org. Buy a souvenir T, sticker or mug at Luna Llena hotel or Azul Profundo Boutique. All proceeds go directly to our beloved monkeys. Thanks and be safe!

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

- 9/29

After a fun weekend with 3-4 ft waves in Tamarindo, the calm waters are back, on shore winds in the mid mornings, some rains in the afternoon every other day, not so many people either in the water or at the beach, chill energy all around town, we are all living the slow season at its best.





Langosta and Avellanas still good options to get some late afternoon rides away from the schools, 2 ft solid and long rides with not so many people either.



Live music with Will Matthews dinner show at Coconut restaurant, Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm.

Also Seafari Costa Rica invites families, groups of friends, couples or single travelers to contact us to arrange all you need for your vacation plans in Thanks giving, housing, surfing, transportation, National parks and many more adventures on the list. info.seafaricr@gmail.com

August and September are great months to go out and down to spear some fish, join us in the adventure, the only previous experience you need is to know how to use the snorkel gear,we teach you the rest, the plus is the fresh scallop ceviche we make on board. Contact Seafari Costa Rica

Playa Grande

Hotel Las Tortugas

Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas

- 9/30

The surf has been really fun this week with the morning high tides and some decent off-shores. You just never know at this time of the year. Be more careful this week now that the high tide is moving into the afternoon and the wind will blow out a lot of the sessions.

 

 




The turtles are arriving so please don’t visit the nesting beach by boat (or jet ski) and stay away from the Tamarindo lagoons. They are full of crocodiles and the locals in Tamarindo are hand feeding them which accustoms them to associate humans with food.



Las Tortugas Hotel has doubles in our economy rooms for $25/ night and apartments up the road for as low as $20/night if you want to chance the weather conditions.

Bring deet repellant, rain gear, and sun protection.

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

South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Mal Pais


Malpaisurfcam.com

- 9/29

Wave Rating - 3.5 out of 5

This morning at 7 am waves were chest to head high with some over head sets. Light off shore wind and mostly cloudy skies. Dead low tide session with constant sets showing. Closing out some, but nice, fast barreling ones also.

 

Tides for today:

High 1:29AM 8.59ft - Low 7:39AM 0.79ft
High 1:50PM 8.5ft - Low 7:57PM 0.56ft

Sunrise and Sunset in Santa Teresa | Mal Pais
First Light 5:05AM - Sunrise 5:26AM
Sunset 5:31PM - Last Light 5:52PM

Swell hitting Santa Teresa and Mal Pais
Primary Swell: 2.5 ft at 14 secs SSW 208'
Sec Swell: 2 ft at 7 secs S 189'



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

- 9/27

TUESDAY SEPT 27th-- REAL FUN -- EASING SW ON INCOMING TIDE THIS MORNING - GOOD CONDITIONS - 4-6ft++ Slow easing thru mid week



- Sun out here in Playa Hermosa -- Low Tide 5:49AM 1.45 ft High Tide 12:05M 8.02 ft



- Local's Corner: Every Weekend: In front of the Backyard: It is the Master's Surf Series at 4PM on Fridays and the Saturday Surf Series on Saturdays at 4PM.

- Mark your calendars for Orange Wave's 2016 Costa Rica Open WSL QS 3,000 Event To Be Held October 5th -9th in Esterillos Este Beach, Parrita, Puntarenas.

Hermosa Beach Surf Cam

Jaco

WOW surf shop

Chuck at Walking on Water Surf Shop

- 10/1

Fun waves here in Jaco , some wind on it with the early afternoon high tide but fun none the less , Hermosa had some bombs come thru the last few days and I hear the Boca was good as well ! Hardly raining , just some afternoon stuff and you cant beat not having crowds either .


Beachbreaks are the ticket as usual .


I'm doing a 20% off in the hsop on everything but you have to mention you saw this here or on our facebook page . Great time to buy a new board for sure ! Best quality boards in the country ! See ya soon , Happy Surfing , Chuck and the CREW at WOW SURF !

 

Quepos

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

Manuel Antonio



Luis Gattgens at Manuel Antonio Surf School

- 9/28


Waves now are normal between 1-2 ft here, weather conditions are excellent with sunny mornings and sometimes rains a little in the afternoons, beach isn't crowded at this of the year.

 

 




Dominicalito our best place to surf!




(Surf Report written by Luis Gattgen)

Contact Here: Manuel Antonio Surf School

Dominical

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

Dominical

Solspot.com

- 9/30

Waves - 5 to 6 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell decreasing and a secondary  South windswell steady.

Weather: Low:55 High:74
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the NNE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the WNW.



- 10/1

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell fading with background  South windswell on the way out.

Weather: Low:56 High:58
Light rain shower in the morning with moderate winds from the NE. Mist in the afternoon with light winds from the E.

 

 

Hotel Roca Verde continues it's live music scene with the G-String Cowboys livening up Thursday nights with their fine acoustic blend of blues and country rock and Friday nights belong to Ben Jammin' and the Howlers with 'electric ladyland fiddler' Nancy Buchan. Great food, great music, just don't dance on the tables as this makes Don Juan the waiter nervous.

Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com for Ruby's offering of 'Palm Part Art' classes and Steve's offers of surf lessons, yoga sessions and 'East/West massage therapy. 



Southern Zone / Osa Peninsula

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 9/30

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell holding with background  Southwest windswell picking up.

Weather: Low:73 High:84
Sunny in the morning with light winds from the NNW. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the WNW.

- 10/1

Waves - 2+ feet

Summary:
Small Southwest long-period swell on the way outwith background  South windswell building.

Weather: Low:74 High:73
Light rain shower in the morning with light winds from the NNW. Partly cloudy in the afternoon with light winds from the NNW.

 

The Caribbean

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

Playa Cocles

Solspot

- 9/30

Waves - 2 to 4 feet

Summary:
Small East-Northeast long-period swell on the rise .
*biggest in the afternoon: 11 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:79 High:89
Sunny skies in the morning with moderate winds from the WSW. Clear skies in the afternoon with moderate winds from the N.

- 10/1

Waves - 8 to 9 feet

Summary:
Northeast med-period swell slowly fading .
*biggest in the morning: 12 foot-(med-period swell)

Weather: Low:80 High:74
Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the W. Sunny in the afternoon with light winds from the W.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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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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