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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 15, Issue 739
July 16th, 2014

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NATIONAL FORECAST

July 16 - 22

Wednesday

Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

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

overhead

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

overhead

chest to head
chest high
head high
waist to chest

waist high

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - The next decent ENE swell arrives late Saturday pushing in overhead sets and stays around head high through Tuesday. The Caribbean has been very consistent this summer so expect more swell for next week, too.

Pacific Coast - Minor SSW and Southwest swells keep the flatness away until Monday, but don't expect anything over head high past Friday.

The Long Shot - The next South swell arrives on the 26th with 1-2 foot overhead surf but nothing massive. Then it's another small wave week while waiting for more storms to cross the South Pacific.

* 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 July 17th, 2014
Month View

Low Tide: (-.21) feet at 12:30 p.m.
High Tide: 9.50 feet at 6:43 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - July 26th

 

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 - The waves have been tiny for the last couple of days. Today, Monday, it nudged a little bit and there were some chest high sets until the tide got too high. The conditions have been perfect with many off shore days. This week should be excellent with the tides mellowing out and swinging into the morning window with twin sessions into the weekend. The water is warm and clear and the crowds have been light with soccer fever keeping the party going inland.

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

7/15 - We had small conditions in Tamarindo, the swell was pushed away by the strong Northern winds during the past weekend, did not stop visitors to try surfing for the first time, they just had to be more cautious about flying boards. Marbella and further South along the coast winds were more mellow giving 2-3 ft waves for the more experienced and adventurous travelers. This Friday at Pangas Beach Club, 20% discount on our FISH MARKET. Live music Covertronics starts at 7:30 pm.

Playa Negra

Larry at Playa Negra Realty

Playa Negra Realty
7/14 - Although, these past days have been on the small side there has been plenty of fun surf. Today will likely be the smallest and then we will have a few medium southwest swells to play with for the upcoming week. Surf should stay in the fun to fun + size.​ ​The winds are the big news. We will continue to have unseasonably great winds for the coming week just like last week! ​Pick up a SalveMonos T, sticker, or mug and help those loveable Howler Monkey's in out area. You can find them at Azul Profundo Boutique or Luna Llena Hotel in Tamarindo. Thanks and be safe!​

Nosara

Brayan at SurfingNosara.com

7/15 - The waves were really fun this morning, off shore winds, with a good size: shoulder high and some head high sets. Really clean and many people in the water and in town enjoying their vacation. If you are in the area and have any questions about the area or real estate, stop by our office! Pura Vida.

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

7/7 - Last week in Santa Teresa/ Mal Pais swell was huge and not a soul in the water. Only very experienced surfers were able to surf at a “secret spot” in Mal Pais. Waves are getting smaller now, there are surfers in the water, there are some nice waves coming out. Sunny skies, not as many people.

Santa Teresa

Mal Pais Surf Cam

7/8 - This morning at 7 waves were waist to chest high with few head high sets. Off shore wind and sunny skies. Smaller than yesterday, kind of fat and slow, but long waves all over the beach break. 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

Jaco

WOW surf shop

Chuck at Walking on Water Surf Shop

7/15 - Glassy smallish, shoulder high waves but tons of fun right now, great tides and its not crazy sunny but its not raining either. its kind of like the best of both, summer and winter mixed. Hermosa was sooooo fun this a.m. it was a like one of the dream days on the east coast of the U.S. but way better even!

We are still doing that 20% off all new boards [except Hayden] sale here (just mention CRsurf), have sold out of a few models but have some sweeties here still, if you need a nice high tech HIGH quality shortboard or longboard now is the time! Pura Vida and Happy Surfing, Chuck and the CREW at WOW SURF!

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

7/15 - MIX SSW holding 4-6ft+. FAIR CONDITIONS TODAY WITH STORMS IN THE AREA. Swell set to ease tomorrow with more on the way for the end of the week. Every Friday and Saturday- there are grassroots local surf contests being held in front of the Backyard around 4PM followed by live music. MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FINALS OF THE NATIONAL SURF CIRCUIT TO BE HELD IN PLAYA HERMOSA JULY 25th, 26th & 27th!

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

Costa Rica Surf Realty

Trevor at Costa Rica Surf Realty

7/15 - Tuesday, Currently the swell is small with chest high waves during the high tides. The week to come looks pretty similar. We might see overhead conditions on Wednesday and Thursday but most of the week will be chest high surf. Best conditions have been in the morning or late in the afternoon. Mid day tends to have more onshore wind. Check the surf just after a hard rain for glassy conditions. The entire beach is breaking well with peaks from the rivermouth down past "Cool Vibes" hotel. Check Dominical, Playa Hermosa, and perhaps Achote on Wednesday. Friday night live concert at Tortilla Flats. Town is somewhat slow and there are plenty of rooms and houses for rent. Contact me for details.


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

7/7- Great surfing at the Caribbean side. Monday morning shows up with Salsa over head and good direction swell.

Looks we are going to have waves the all week! Next Puerto Viejo Open Pro is in August in Playa Cocles.



 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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Mal Pais Surf Cam

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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.

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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