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Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 18, Issue #853
Feb 19th, 2017

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National Forecast

Feb 17th - Feb 23rd

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Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast (Report Date: 2/13/2017)

SOLID COMBO SWELL THIS WEEK

We should be seeing some fun combo swell this week, with new NW (295-305+) working its way down the coast and interacting with a new SSW (195-205) that should be arriving Tuesday. The mix of swell should come to a peak Wednesday/Thursday before easing steadily through the upcoming weekend. Another NW (295-305+) swell is due to make its way down through Mainland Mexico over the weekend as well, reaching Central America early next week.

WNW-NW (295-310) swell should start working its way into Central America more on Tuesday bringing around 2-3 feet of deepwater swell to the exposed coast with periods around 14 seconds. That should be enough to generate at least some waist to chest high+ waves, with potential for bigger sets.

That will coincide with new SSW (190-205) swell also arriving Tuesday. Forerunners are expected to arrive around 19 to 20 seconds, and the swell will then build to around a 4 foot peak late Wednesday/Thursday with 17 second periods. That means surf will likely build into the waist to head high+ range over the next 24 hours, with some magnets and standouts seeing overhead-overhead+ sets. Wednesday more consistency chest to overhead+, with some sets going well overhead. Thursday during the peak standouts could be running head high to well overhead+. The addition of the NW swell in the water could mean bigger peaky sets along the more westerly exposed beaches where the NPac energy can work its way in. Southerly exposures are expected to hold size through Friday, before backing off steadily Saturday and Sunday, with wave heights settling into the waist to head high range.

Tropical Outlook

No tropical cyclones at this time.

Sol spot

TIDES for Feb 20th, 2017
Month View

High Tide: 6.44 feet at: 9:49 a.m.
Low Tide: 2.28 feet at: 3:39 p.m.
(add ~50 min. each day)

New Moon - Feb 26th
Full Moon - Mar 12th


 

 

Northern Nicoya Peninsula

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

Tamarindo

Seafari Costa Rica

Alejandro at Seafari Costa Rica

- 2/16


Double surf session week in Tamarindo, AM and PM tides let us work in office hours or for the kids let them go to school after surfing. Waves 2-3ft within the best sets, warm water and no wind at least in the morning, after 12 wind comes from South for few hours then gets back to clean waves.
Pico Grande is the best break away from the beginners and schools, nice peaks and fun cuts on the right break, not too crowded, probably cuz there are waves all over the Pacific and Caribbean as well.

 

 




"Old men" spot remains a great spot for schools to hang out, 1-2ft in crystal clear waters.




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Join us for a great day of golf at Hacienda Panilla. Coconutz charitable weekend golfing includes breakfast, lunch and transportation. Then dinner at Coconutz all donations go to charities in the area. For Detail go to their facebook page

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Playing at Longboards BBQ every Wednesday from 7-9PM, Kimi Tortuga, come along and enjoy a cold beer with good music.

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South Nicoya Peninsula

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

Santa Teresa

Kina Surf Shop Santa Teresa

Eric from Kina Surf

- 2/17

WAVES - solid SSW/NW swell combo. head high to overhead A frames up and down the beach. good conditions,



BEST SPOT - waves every where, beaches and reefs all firing.

 

The next stop on the Circuito Guanacasteco de Surf will be here in Santa Teresa at the Lora on March 11-12, come and check us out

CGS surf contest up in Marbella this weekend!!

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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

- 2/17

- SSW SLOW FADING - 5-7ft+  HEAD HIGH WAVES -  SMALL NW MIXING IN

 

 

- FOR THE WEEKEND -- OVERCAST WITH SUN PEAKING THRU IN PLAYA HERMOSA   High Tide 7:03AM LOW TIDE 1:06PM

 

Local's Corner: - Monday thru Friday at 7AM at the Backyard - Genevieve will be teaching morning Yoga class $10 per person - For more information - call 8842-7176 - Every Weekend don't miss the Master's Surf Series at 4PM on Fridays and the Saturday Surf Series on Saturdays at 4PM in front of the Backyard Bar.

Mark your calendars for Bamboo Bass Festival - going to be fun - Feb 17-19 and for Jungle Jam March 10-12, 2017 in Jaco Beach - featuring Slightly Stoopid, Thievery Corporation and Fortunate Youth amongst others! FOR FISHING: IT IS THE LOS SUENOS TRIPLE CROWN BILLFISH TOURNAMENT LEG TWO - SET FOR FEB 22ND - 25TH AND LEG THREE MARCH 22ND-25TH


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

- 2/7


Surf conditions now are big quite, choppy conditions for surf, amazing weather conditions and the beach a little bit crowded now,

 

 

 

 

 




Dominical our best spot for surf!




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(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

Costa Rica Surf Camp

- 2/16

Good sized swell all week with overhead peaks.

 

Dominical was best on Tuesday but with the fast waves and height the best place to surf this week was at La Punta. Larger swells cleared out the crowd and conditions were best in the morning. It was a little choppy this morning but conditions should improve this weekend.

 

Dominical

Jazzys River House - Dominical

Steve Fergus at Jazzys River House

- 2/16


This current swell is persistent, especially for this time of year, and it hasn't offered much in Dominical. Well overhead and armored car tough and largely closed out. Just right for beginning surf students. Occasionally at various tides there have been improved conditions with some 4 star windows of makeable waves including some low tide barrel sessions.

 

 




Some point activity with this swell but not consistent. Some fun overhead sessions at higher tides. Dominicalito has had more size, shape and consistency than usual.

 


Hotel Roca Verde is the nightlife center with thursday evenings belonging to the G-String Cowboys and their nice biend of covers and originals and Friday nights we find Ben Jammin' and the Howlers with Nancy Buchan and her electric fiddle serving up their offering of oldies and originals to go along with the best pizza around and other tasty dinner dishes. Come enjoy the lively festivities and bring you dancing shoes.

Check www.jazzysriverhouse.com for their menu of offerings such as Ruby's Palm Part Art classes and be sure to stop by and browse her fine art & craft studio/gallery. Also check with Steve if you're looking for surf lessons or surfboard sales and rentals or ask about Steve's East/West massage therapy or a private yoga session.



Southern Zone

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

Pavones

Solspots

- 2/19

Waves - 2+ feet

Summary:
Small Southwest med-period swell steady with background  South windswell steady.

Weather: Low:67 High:88
Sunny in the morning with light winds from the N. Clear in the afternoon with moderate winds from the WSW.

- 2/20

Waves - 3+ feet

Summary:
Small Southwest med-period swell on the rise plus South windswell fading.

Weather: Low:66 High:85
Sunny in the morning with light winds from the NE. Patchy rain possible in the afternoon with moderate 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

- 2/19

Waves - 3 to 4 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast short-period swell steady.

Weather: Low:72 High:82
Partly cloudy in the morning with moderate winds from the WSW. Light rain shower in the afternoon with light winds from the SSW.

- 2/20

Waves - 2 to 4 feet

Summary:
East-Northeast short-period swell fading.

Weather: Low:69 High:79
Sunny in the morning with moderate winds from the WSW. Patchy rain possible in the afternoon with moderate winds from the NNE.

 

 

 


 

 

 

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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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