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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 15, Issue 740
July 24th, 2014

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NATIONAL FORECAST

July 24 - 30

Thursday

Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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

chest to head

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

overhead

1-2 feet overhead
1 foot overhead
overhead
head high

waist to chest

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - Continued ENE wind swell drops off in size from overhead today down to waist to chest over the weekend. A slight bump on Tuesday with more chest high surf for the beachbreaks and a foot bigger on the reefs.

Pacific Coast - Decent South swell arriving Saturday morning bringing 1-2 feet overhead sets for the south facing beaches. It fades a foot on Sunday and another Monday, leaving small surf for the rest of next week.

The Long Shot - Next SSW swell arriving August 4th with overhead surf and building to 2 feet overhead by the 6th.

* 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 24th, 2014
Month View

Low Tide: 1.87 feet at 6:50 a.m.
High Tide: 8.36 feet at 1:06 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

7/23 - This has been a dream week in Playa Grande. Perfect conditions and head high to just overhead waves - the perfect size for excellent surf here without current and with well defined peaks. The surfing high tides are moving to the afternoon this week, but with non stop off shores it might not be a factor, except for the afternoon glare. The swell rested on Wed but should be strong enough on Thurs. as it comes back up for the week end. The crowds have been light except for the occasional surf schools which are not so much of a problem when you learn how to go around a prone beginner going straight on the shoulder and ignore the hyped surf guide pushing you from behind on his long board. The water is warm and clear in spite of the steady off shores.

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

7/23 - It has been a fun mid size swell 4-5ft in South facing spots, Tamarindo did not get the best of it, perhaps 2-3ft in the best sets, lots of people at the River mouth and Piko pequeno, on the bright side its been clear sky and off shore winds every day. Avellanas and Junquillal reported 3-5ft in the best days with up to 5 waves per set, not so crowded in the point breaks, nice lefts at La Purruja on Friday with the out going tides. At Pasatiempo Hotel, enjoy and play at the Acoustic Open Mike Jam Session at Pasatiempo it wouldn't be the same without you! Every Saturday, starts at 7:30pm.

Playa Negra

Larry at Playa Negra Realty

Playa Negra Realty
7/23 - Lots of fun surf to be had this past week. This coming week looks the same. Boohooo! We have a couple south swell bumps this week followed by a nice little long period SW'er. The beach breaks will be barreling through the weekend and the reefs by early next week!​ ​Winds will be consistently offshore for the next week. This is not normal but we'll take it! Keep in mind that we are in drought conditions here and do your best to conserve water while hanging around here.​ ​Big golf tournament in Reserva Conchal August 2nd and 3rd. Proceeds to benefit Surf for Youth and some cool senior citizens. Click on my logo if you want more information. Pura Vida and stay safe!​

Nosara

Brayan at SurfingNosara.com

7/22 - Another sunny morning in Playa Guiones, off shore winds, chest to shoulder high range waves. Not many people in the water, the season is starting to slow down so, if you want to score some waves with little crowds, this is your time to come to Nosara! If you want to book a house or have any area questions, send us an email.

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

7/22 -Hermosa was quite fun today some 3-4ft and glassy a.m. with not too many people about! Fun surf for sure, great morning tides and you can surf just about anywhere between here and there right now!

Got some great deals going on in the shop right now and if you are surf school /surf shop operator and need boards it’s a great time to get some new NSPs, a fresh arrival of 2014 on the books for Wednesday the 23rd! We will be offering some great buy here pay here deals out of our warehouse! Thanks for letting us help you do good business!

Playa Hermosa

Surf Inn Hermosa

Christina at Surf Inn Hermosa

7/23 - New SSW showing for FUN waves this morning 3-5ft+ Overcast here in Playa Hermosa makes for a great day of surfing. Outlook is good the next few days as more swell fills in. 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

Steve at Jazzys River House

Jazzys River House - Dominical

7/23 - Indian Summer weather and surf conditions lately. Head high and clean at higher tides but mid-day winds and afternoon rain storms have been spoiling the fun some days. No Punta Dominical action in a while but Hermosa has had some especially good days this past week - higher tides especially. Dominicalito has had some fun high tide sessions with an occasional head high wave but summer style conditions prevail: even the biggest waves are soft as always. Friday night live music at Hotel Roca Verde. Good food, a great band and plenty of dance floor.


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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The Sandpiper Inn has camera out back of Playa Hermosa
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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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