CR Surf Report for 9-3-06
Costa Rica's Weekly Surf Report
Volume 8, Issue 347
September 3rd, 2006
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Pacific - Surf is chest to head high Sunday, up to consistent head high on Monday, and a few sets a foot overhead on Tuesday in the southern zone. By the afternoon the SSW swell fills in the Nicoya peninsula with the same head high surf. On Wednesday the bulk of the waves arrive, overhead with a 2 foot overhead set every half hour, and the size stays the same through Friday. Saturday a few bigger pulses show from nearby tropical formations. Sunday the waves drop two feet to head high, but another SW arrives next Wednesday with big surf and long period swell.
Caribbean - Monday will have waves chest high with only the best spots showing a head high peak on the sets. Tuesday through Thursday has surf waist high with chest high sets once an hour. Friday the sets disappear, and by Saturday a waist high wave will have to do since nothing else is showing.
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TIDES for 9/3/06 (add ~50 min. each day)
High Tide - 7.31 feet at 10:11 a.m.
Low Tide - 2.03 feet at 4:34 p.m.
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AREA REPORTS (sent in on 9/2 or posted)
** From Louis at Hotel Las Tortugas in Playa Grande -
AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS - Tamano de las olas y condiciones: Unusually good for this time of the year, the evening and early morning glass offs are permitting some pretty good surf in the shoulder to head high range.
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEKEND (weather and waves) - Que va a pasar este fin de semana (clima y olas): Should hold through the week end, but start to get sketchy into the week as the tides move into mid day.
BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEKEND IN YOUR AREA - El mejor lugar a surfear este fin de semana en su area: There are working peaks all along the north end of the bay.
** From Diana at Pura Mar Surf Shop in Tamarindo -
AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS - Tamano de las olas y condiciones: Tamarindo surf this weekend is waist high. Winds are off shore early in the morning, but turning around by 9 or 10. The water is very warm and still clean and clear. Las olas en Tamarindo este fin de semana estan de a la cintura. El viento es off shore temprano, pero se cambia generalmente entre las 9 y las 10. El agua esta todavia limpia y caliente.
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEKEND (weather and waves) - Que va a pasar este fin de semana (clima y olas): We've been having some rainy afternoons, but that doesn't affect the surf because high tides are in the morning this weekend. Expect small surf all morning. Hemos tenido unas tardes lluviosas esta semana pero no afecta el surf porque las mareas altas estan en las mananas. Espere olas pequenas toda la manana.
BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEKEND IN YOUR AREA - El mejor lugar a surfear este fin de semana en su area: Pico Pequeno has a nice small wave at high tide and the rivermouth has a little right. Pico Pequeno tiene una pequena ola bonita y la boca del rio esta haciendo una derecha.
** From Ed at Witchs Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo -
Surfers.. This is Ed again telling you about our surfing for today... It's seem like everybody went out last night because Tamarindo was empty this morning, but that's ok waves were not that good today. On shore winds all morning. And the swell is not helping, for are waiting for this week, a swell is coming from the south, it seems to bring nice waves, let's see what happen. - Pura vida
** From Harry at Coconut Harrys Surf Shop in Playa Guiones:
Hola from Playa Guiones (Nosara), Well, what can I say - it's pretty weak here with waist and occasional bigger set waves - reminds me of a "good" day at Virginia Beach :) So, best times are around high tides which is in the mornings for the next several days - winds will be calm or light and there's enough water to "peak" the wave. Pura vida - Coconut Harry at www.coconutharrys.com
** From Jesse at the Samara Surf School -
New and upcoming events: Samara is starting a recycle program now, benefitting the beach and the local school children. Also: Festival de Sabores - Samara 2006 February 17 from 12-8pm An international flavor festival, food and wine tastings from all of the different cultures living in the community. Project Buena vista, goal is to raise $10,000 to help the local families, kids, schools and community..
** From Chuck at Walking on Water Surf Shop in Jaco -
AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS - Tamano de las olas y condiciones: Small surf right now but pretty fun anyways . 3-4 ft faces and a bit larger at Hermosa but with the big tides Jaco is better shaped , did a session in Centro and it was okay quite clean anyways . Expect decent waves in the a.m. and afternoon if we get the rain we get the glass too !
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** From Nathon at Nathon's Place in Jaco -
Weather and wave forecast for the next week is Humid cool weather with 70% chance of rain. The wave swell is out and will be out for the next week till new Friday the waves will be aprox. 2 1/2 ft. - 4 1/2 ft. waves here in Jaco'. Hermosa will be aprox. one to two feet bigger on average. The skys will be mostly cloudy. We're in for a wave drought. Brought to you by Nathon's Surfer Hostel In Calle Central In Playa de Jaco'
** From Rancho Coral in Esterillos -
Local Climate: Nice, Air Temp: 94F. Water Temp 87F, Direction & Height: South Southwest 4ft., Sea Surface: Clean, Winds: South 3 MPH, Sunrise: 5:53 AM, Sunset: 6:16 PM, Current Condition: Not too much this weekend but really fun, long lines off the reef, Pura Vida!
** From Brice at Land Assurance in Dominical -
AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS - Tamano de las olas y condiciones: Dominical, being famous for its consistency, has been consistently small since last Sunday. That being said, its still kinda fun.
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEKEND (weather and waves) - Que va a pasar este fin de semana (clima y olas): More of the same with a possible bump on Sunday.
BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEKEND IN YOUR AREA - El mejor lugar a surfear este fin de semana en su area: Anywhere from the river to Roca Verde.
** From Marco at Hotel Totem in Playa Cocles (Caribbean Coast) -
AREA WAVE HEIGHTS AND CONDITIONS - Tamano de las olas y condiciones: 2-3 pies soleado
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS WEEKEND (weather and waves) - Que va a pasar este fin de semana (clima y olas): soleado y poca olas
BEST PLACE TO SURF THIS WEEKEND IN YOUR AREA - El mejor lugar a surfear este fin de semana en su area: cafe' viejo night lounge