Costa Rica News – (Surf Report August 29th and August 30th) – We are going to give you the surf forecast for Costa Rica and we have our new Model of the Week. The Pacific side and the Caribbean side are a bit small. We have also added surf video from Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica.
North Costa Rica & Central Costa Rica & South Costa Rica Forecast for the Pacific
FRIDAY: A new SW swell tops out on Thursday and holds through Friday. Also, minor WNW tropical swell from former Hurricane Marie will slowly fill in over the next couple days for well exposed locations. The better SW exposed spots will offer surf mainly around the waist-shoulder high zone over Thurs/Fri (3-4’+), while standout spots produce occasional sets/peaks up to head high+ (5’+), which will be most prominent around the best tides.
WEATHER/WIND: Most areas will see calm to light/variable to locally light+ offshore wind for the early mornings, before a moderate onshore WSW-SW’erly 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 glassoff for many locations before dark, especially the more sheltered/tucked away spots. NOTE – Passing showers or thunderstorms due to temporarily affect/change local wind conditions.
Friday 08/29 – 0.9-1.2m+ waist to shoulder high occ. 1.5m – Holding SW swell; Occasional 5’+ sets/peaks for select magnets; Minor/building WNW Marie swell
Saturday 08/30 – 0.9-1.2m+ waist to shoulder high occ. 1.5m – Holding SW swell; Occasional 5’+ sets/peaks for select magnets; Secondary WNW Marie swell tops out for exposed areas
Video of the Surf at Playa Hermosa – Equipment From Reel Cameras
Very Small short period wind waves from the east-northeast rising slightly later in the next few days. Light and variable east-southeast winds until Saturday and switching to the north-northeast. Small short period wind waves from the east-northeast rising slightly later in the early part of next week. Light and variable south winds later and switching to the north-northeast.
Friday 08/29 – 0.3-0.6m – Ankle to knee – Small short period wind waves from the east-northeast holding during the day. Light and variable southwest winds, increasing rapidly later and switching to the north-northeast.
Saturday 08/30 – 0.6-0.9m – Ankle to waist – Small short period wind waves from the east-northeast holding during the day. Light and variable west-southwest winds, Increasing later and switching to the east-northeast.
Model of the Week – Salomé
Photos courtesy of Scott Alexander/Pura Vida Fotos. For more of his work visit Helloimscott.com.