Fun surf in the water through the weekend!

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Austin Gendron
(Friday) 11.10.17

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast

SW (205-220) should peak today, easing only a little through the weekend as another reinforcing pulse of SSW (200-210) fills in.  The combined energy should help maintain fun surf through the start of next week.  Then it looks like a few smaller background pulses of SSW-SW (200-220) will keep playful surf around for most of next week.  Read more for details.


The larger SSW-SW (205-220) should be showing around 5 feet of deepwater swell today.  So many areas are expecting at least some chest to overhead+ surf with standouts in the head high to well overhead range.  Deep water breaks could see bigger double-double overhead+ sets as well.  This looks like a pretty consistent swell as the fetch had a fairly ideal angle for the region.  Size will start to settle a little bit through the weekend.

As that pulse eases, another round of SSW (200-210) is due to arrive on Sunday, helping maintain at least chest to overhead+ surf at standouts.  It’s possible that a few better exposures and deepwater spots could still be seeing surf up to several feet overhead through the start of next week.

Overall wave heights will begin to taper through mid-next week, but there will continue to be some smaller overlapping SSW-SW (190-220) pulses filling in Wednesday and Thursday to at least help maintain waist to head high+ surf along the exposed coast through the end of the week.

Tropical Outlook

Tropics looking quiet for the time being.

Costa Rica | Nicaragua | El Salvador | Southern Mexico

Long-Range Surf forecast Central America and Mainland Mexico

North Pacific Swell Forecast

North Pacific isn’t showing much of anything.

South Pacific Swell Forecast

Long range models are looking a bit quieter.  The southern jet stream is definitely starting to feel the season change.  There is one little blip on the radar though…

This weaker system moves out from under New Zealand early next week.  It takes a semi northward approach, not super ideal, but enough that it should help direct a little more energy towards the region.  It’s a bit too early to call, but we’re likely looking at some small to moderate surf picking up at SSW-SW exposures around the 22nd/23rd.  I’ll have more details on that though next week. Stay tuned.

Next long-range forecast expected for Tuesday the 13th of November 

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster