Costa Rica News – (Surf Report July 4th and July 5th) – We are going to give you the surf forecast for Costa Rica and we have our new Model of the Week. This weekend is one that big wave surfers have been waiting for in Costa Rica. There are double overhead sets rolling in on the Pacific side and on the Caribbean side, that’s right, double overhead on both coasts this weekend in Costa Rica. We have also added surf video from Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. Brought to you by The Costa Rica Surf Zone
North Costa Rica & Central Costa Rica & South Costa Rica Forecast for the Pacific
FRIDAY: SSW swell peaks as new SSW swell joins in for rising size through the day. Look for overhead to double overhead+ waves and better sets at lots of spots, as top breaks approach triple overhead on sets. Largest late.
WEATHER/WIND: Most areas will see light/variable wind for the early mornings, before a moderate onshore S-SW seabreeze gradually develops over the mid to late morning hours and into each afternoon. NOTE – Good chance for the wind to back off into the evenings for a glass off for some locations before dark, especially the more sheltered/tucked away spots. NOTE – Passing showers or thunderstorms due to temporarily affect/change local wind conditions.
Friday 07/04 – 1.8-3.1m+ – head high + to double overhead occ. 4.3m – Strong, long period SSW swell builds all day over older/holding SSW swell; largest in the PM
Saturday 07/05 – 2.4-3.7m+ – 3 ft overhead to double overhead + occ. 4.6m – Pumping SSW swell holds
Video of the Surf at Playa Hermosa – Equipment From Reel Cameras
Small short period wind waves from the east-northeast rising later in the next few days. Light and variable north winds until Saturday and switching to the north-northeast. Moderate short period wind waves from the east-northeast falling slightly during the early part of next week. Light and variable northeast winds with smooth seas later.
Friday 07/04 – 2.4-2.8m – 1m overhead to double overhead – Moderate mid period swell from the east-northeast holding during the day. Breezy east-northeast winds, whitecapping conditions with moderate choppy seas, winds dropping rapidly later.
Saturday 07/05 – 1.8-2.1m – Shoulder high to 0.5m overhead – Moderate mid period swell from the east-northeast holding during the day. Light west-northwest winds all day and switching to the northeast.
Model of the Week – Juliet Ruiz
Photos courtesy of Scott Alexander/Pura Vida Fotos. For more of his work visit Helloimscott.com.