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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 17, Issue #821
June 25th, 2016

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National Forecast

June 24th - June 30th

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

6 to 7 feet
5 to 7 feet
4 to 6 feet
4 to 6 feet
5 to 6 feet
5 to 6 feet
5 to 6 feet
11 to 17 feet
8 to 12 feet
5 to 7 feet
3 to 5 feet
4 to 5 feet
6 to 9 feet
6 to 10 feet
7 to 11 feet
5 to 7 feet
3 to 4 feet
2 to 3 feet
2 to 3feet
4 to 6 feet
4 to 6 feet

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (below published on 6/22):

SOLID SURF THROUGH THE START OF THE WEEKEND, MORE SSW ON THE WAY NEXT WEEK

We’re in the midst of another solid run of SSW-SW (200-215) swell right now, with the final and largest pulse expected to show up on Wednesday.  Wave heights are expected to be pick up along the exposed coast through Thursday, and peak Friday holding some size through the weekend.  After that, the models are showing a couple of “reinforcing” swells from the SSW (200-215) showing up early next week.  I’ll explain the quote marks in the long-range. 

Very similar to last weeks swell, this new run of SSW-SW (200-215) has been slowly building with a couple of inconsistent arrivals earlier this week, combining to bring some head high to well overhead surf through midweek.  More energy is due to arrive late Wednesday/early Thursday though, which is going to ramp things up a bit more over the next couple of days.  The blend of energy in the water should peak with around 5 to 9 feet at 17 to 20 seconds late Thursday and Friday.  That means large-solid surf, with the more average breaks along the exposed coast seeing head high to well overhead surf.  Standouts during the peak should be a little bigger with wave heights in the range of a couple feet overhead to double overhead+.  Of course a few deepwater spots and swell magnets that can focus the swell energy back on itself like Puerto, could be looking at set waves going triple overhead or bigger.

Again, very similar to the last swell, so Western Panama and most of Costa Rica are going to be dealing with a bit of shadowing.  That doesn’t mean there wont be surf, it’s just not going to be pumping nearly as hard as those areas not affected by the islands.  Set waves may also be a bit more inconsistent.  Size will back off a little quicker it looks like on this one, dropping to more moderate size over the weekend into early next week.  Next week though, we’re looking at more SSW showing up to keep surfable waves in the water, in fact they could be pretty good based on some new evidence that just came to light.

These forecasts are from Solspot

TIDES for June 25th, 2016
Month View

High Tide: 8.91 feet at: 6:55 a.m.
Low Tide: .90 feet at: 12:59 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - July 4th
Full Moon -
July 20th

 

 

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

Solspot

- 6/24

Wave - 10 to 16 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell on the rise and Southwest long-period swell on the way out .
*biggest in the afternoon: 16 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:77 High:89
Sunny in the morning with brisk winds from the NE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the ENE.

- 6/25

Wave - 7 to 11 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell decreasing and South windswell steady .
*biggest in the morning: 12 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:76 High:86
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the ENE. Light rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the ENE.

 

Playa Grande

Solspot

- 6/24

Wave - 11 to 18 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell picking up and Southwest long-period swell fading.

Weather: Low:77 High:89
Sunny in the morning with brisk winds from the NE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the ENE.



 

- 6/25

Wave - 8 to 12 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell fading with background South windswell steady .
*biggest in the morning: 13 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:76 High:86
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the ENE. Light rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the ENE.

 
Playa Guiones-Nosara


Solspot

- 6/24

Wave - 11 to 17 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell picking up and a secondary Southwest long-period swell slowly fading. *biggest in the afternoon: 17 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:76 High:84
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the NNE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the S.

- 6/25

Wave - 8 to 12 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell decreasing and South windswell steady. *biggest in the morning: 13 foot-(long-period swell).

Weather: Low:75 High:84

Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the NE. Patchy rain nearby in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SW.

 

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

 

- 6/24

Great waves in Tamarindo, sand bars in front and around the river mouth has been pounding 4-5ft solid faces, double sessions is the cherry on top of the pie, only the crowd that have the endurance to paddle out, challengers of the strong currents hang out and get the good rides; weather is rewarding with rain and over cast sky. 



 


 

Langosta, Avellanas and Negra are epic point breaks to catch big rides within the low tides.



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South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Malpais/Santa Teresa


Solspot

 

 

- 6/24

Waves - 10 to 16 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell fading and  South windswell steady.

Weather: Low:79 High:88
Patchy rain nearby in the morning with moderate winds from the ENE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SSW.

 


- 6/25

Waves - 7 to 11 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell fading plus South windswell steady . *biggest in the morning: 12 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:79 High:87
Patchy rain nearby in the morning with moderate winds from the ENE. Sunny in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SW.

 

Jaco / Playa Hermosa

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

Playa Hermosa

Solspot.com

- 6/24

Waves - 7 to 12 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell fading and a secondary Southwest long-period swell on the way out.
*biggest in the morning: 17 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:78 High:86
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the ENE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the S.

 

- 6/25

Waves - 5 to 8 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell on the way out plus South windswell steady .
*biggest in the morning: 9 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:78 High:85
Partly Cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the ESE. Patchy rain nearby in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SSW.



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Jaco

WOW surf shop

Chuck at Walking on Water Surf Shop

- 6/23

Head high and sandy dredgers! You can get a bomb or 2 in Jaco, direction has changed and appears to have dropped a bit but forecasts are calling for it to be bigger tomorrow, 6/24!

 

If you what it takes Hermosa can toss you a round bit but if your more regular dude then check out one of the points I figure.

 

I'll give you a great discount if you mention CR SURF on your next visit! Maybe even a free gift?

~Chuck

Jaco

Solspot.com



- 6/24

Waves - 7 to 11 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell fading with background Southwest long-period swell decreasing .
*biggest in the morning: 16 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low:78 High:86
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the ENE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with moderate winds from the S.

 

- 6/25

Waves - 5 to 7 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell slowly fading and South windswell stead.

Weather: Low:79 High:86
Partly Cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the ESE. Patchy rain nearby in the afternoon with moderate winds from the SSW.

 

 

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

- 6/24


We have great waves in low and high tide at Manuel Antonio and Quepos harbour about 3-4 feet...

 

 

 

 




Dominical is amazing for experience surfers now and Dominicalito super amazing for all type all surfers.



(Surf Report written by Edwin Castillo)

Contact Here: Manuel Antonio Surf School

Dominical

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

Solspot

- 6/24

Waves - 8 to 13 feet

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

Weather: Low: 57 High:78
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the NE. Moderate or heavy rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SSW.



- 6/25

Waves - 6 to 8 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell picking up with background South windswell holding .*biggest in the afternoon: 11 foot-(long-period swell)

Weather: Low: 59 High:71
Mist in the morning with moderate winds from the NNE. Heavy rain at times in the afternoon with light winds from the WSW..


Southern Zone / Osa Peninsula

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 6/24

Waves - 7 to 11 feet

Summary:
Southwest long-period swell building and Southwest long-period swell slowly fading .

Weather: Low:74 High:83
Partly Cloudy in the morning with light winds from the N. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SW.

- 6/25

Waves - 5 to 7 feet

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

Weather: Low:73 High:80
Partly Cloudy in the morning with light winds from the NW. Torrential rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the WSW..

 

The Caribbean

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

Playa Cocles

Solspot

- 6/24

Waves - 5 to 7 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast med-period swell fading.

Weather: Low:81 High:89
Cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the W. Clear in the afternoon with moderate winds from the NNW.

 



- 6/25

Waves - 5 to 6 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast med-period swell slowly fading. *biggest in the morning: 7 foot-(med-period swell)

Weather: Low:81 High:89
Patchy rain nearby in the morning with moderate winds from the WNW. Light rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the NNW.


 

 

 


 

 

 

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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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