Fun surf this weekend, with more late next week

No Comments
Austin Gendron
(Friday) 10.20.17

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast

New S-SSW (185-200) should be building to a peak over the weekend bringing fun surf to the exposed coast, with some moderate size at standouts.  Size will ease into the start of next week, but then we are expected a new pulse of long-period SW (210-220) to arrive Tuesday.  The small to moderate sized surf will peak through the second half of the week.  Read more for details.

[chart out of date]


New S-SSW (185-200) fills in and peaks Saturday, holding size through Sunday.  For the exposed coast we’re looking at the 2-3 feet of deepwater swell bring ing waist to head high surf to the exposed coast, with some chest to overhead+ waves at standouts.

Surf will ease through the day Monday, but it wont relax for long.  SW exposures are going to see new long-period energy starting to build late Monday into Tuesday.  This is from a system that generated 35-40 foot seas near New Zealand last weekend.  The storm didn’t hold together very long after entering the South Pacific, but it still managed to generate another pulse that should peak with around 2 to 3 feet of deepwater swell and periods around 16 to 17 seconds next Wednesday/Thursday.  So similar to this weekend, another round of waist to head high+ surf with standouts seeing set waves going overhead-overhead+.

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

Looking further out the medium-range models are starting to look quieter.

We’re not expecting much more than smaller energy arriving through the end of the month.  The most interesting system could kick up 20+ fo0t seas south of Easter Island this weekend.  It’s still a little too early to call, but it could mean some small S-SSW for around the 27th.  Stay tuned.

Next long-range forecast expected for Tuesday the 24th of October 

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster