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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 15, Issue 743
August 15th, 2014

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NATIONAL FORECAST

August 15 - 21

Friday

Saturday
Sunday
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Caribbean
overhead
1-2 feet overhead
overhead
chest high
waist to chest
waist to chest

waist to chest

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

chest to head

chest high
chest high
chest high
chest high

chest high

Breakdown:

Caribbean Coast - Solid ENE maxes on Saturday with sets 1-2' overhead and then dropping a foot on Sunday. Then it falls fast to waist high by Tuesday with scattered chest high sets. It should rebuild Friday with a new ENE swell bringing back to head high.

Pacific Coast - It's a quiet week with waves dropping from head high down to waist high for the week. Consistent chest high waves every 15 minutes, but nothing bigger.

The Long Shot - A new SSW swell arrives next Saturday pushing in 1 foot overhead waves, but is mostly blocked by the Galapagos. Another South will keep it overhead by the 28th.

* 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 August 16th, 2014
Month View

High Tide: 9.91 feet at 6:47 a.m.
Low Tide: .01 feet at 12:59 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - August 25th

 

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

8/14 - The daybreak session this morning was short, but good, in the head high range fanned by brisk off-shores. Only a handful of people made it out in time. The afternoon high tide was completely blown out today but has been fickle and occassionally with at least decent form, if not off-shore. Conditions look good for the up coming week with the high tides both in the morning and afternoon for the first few days and then possible morning off-shores for the rest of the week and into the weekend as the el nino stretches our off-shore dry season. The sand is not terrific for the main break but there is a nice build up at Chicken Head rock at the north end of the beach where the peak has been working nicely right through the highest tides.

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

8/15 - Avellanas, encotramos buenas olas 2-3 pies solidos, consistentes y largas. El Estero y el Palo Seco muchisima gente. Cielo azul y vientos del Norte. Avellanas, Negra and Marbella are the most consistent breaks for this swell direction, been 3-4ft solid sets every 5-7minutes, crowded everywhere but everyone gets a wave.

Feliz dia de las Madres!

 

Nosara

Brayan at SurfingNosara.com

8/15 - Happy Mother's Day! All those surfing mommas out there got an incredible present of overhead offshore surf today. It isn't normal to have these offshores in August, but we'll take them. I am just happy that we are getting some rain in the afternoons. I heard that up North it is still pretty dry. Enjoy the photos

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

8/12 - There is still some swell out there, good sized mostly overhead waves. Good rides in the afternoon when the tide goes down. No crowd..


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

8/13 - 4-6ft+ FUN FUN FUN - Chest High and Good Conditions -- Sunny here in Playa Hermosa with storms offshore. Pura vida! EASING SSW SWELL Congratulations to CARLOS MUNOZ FOR WINNING AN ENTRY INTO THE HURLEY PRO BY VOTE and to GILBERT BROWN FOR WINNING THE FINALS IN TODAY's CNS REEF TOURNAMENT!  

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
Support the Dominical Lifeguards here - www.dominicallifeguards.org

Dominical

Steve at Jazzys River House

Jazzys River House - Dominical

8/14 - Early morning high tide going down was clean and peaky and not quite head high overall. Brisk offshore following last nights hard rain under the usual partly cloudy blue sky gave those occasional perfect barrels some focus. Mid-morning low was still fun - just smaller. Mid-tide going up was a mixed bag of clean, polished shacks mingled with some unsightly broken walls. Lotta' waves, few surfers today. Hard to beat Dominical at the moment but Hermosa South and Dominicalito were above average all day. The point even was ride-able at lower tides but no one was out. Hotel Roca Verde - regular Friday night special: live and lively rippin' rock n' roll served with dinner. Swing by Jazzy's RiverHouse for off-season specials.


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

8/14 - All is good over here, 6 feet waves.

Salsa is small but perfect! The next Puerto Viejo Open Pro is in August 23rd in Playa Cocles.



 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

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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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