Moderate sized surf through most of the week. New SW due next week

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Austin Gendron
(Monday) 10.9.17

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast

SSW (210-215) leftover from last week/weekend continues to ease through midweek.  A couple of new small to moderate sized pulses of S (180-190) and SW (210-220) fill in Tuesday, and will help maintain fun size through the end of the work week.  Larger-long period SW (210-220) is expected to arrive next Monday.  Read more for details.


Surfwise we’re looking at fun small to moderate sized waves through the end of the work week.  That means most SSW-SW exposures are expected to be seeing waist to head high surf.  There’s still a few standouts and deepwater spots with bigger waves thanks to the mix of easing SSW lingering from late last week.

The new mix of S/SW energy should start picking up Tuesday, and peak Thursday/Friday, potentially adding a little more consistency and size through the end of the week.  Standouts could be running chest to overhead+, and somewhat bigger at deepwater breaks.  As the swell mxi starts to ease into early next week we’re expecting the next long-period pulse is due to arrive.

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 South Pacific seems to be turning on a bit late in the season this year.

Another strong system south of Tahiti is taking an almost ideal NE track right now, aimed at Central America/Southern Mexico.  This is going to focus another consistent and potentially solid swell on the region for mid-next week.  As of right now forerunners are due to start arriving on Monday.  I’ll have more details about size later in the week.

Long-range models continue to show an active storm track in the South Pacific.  About 132 hours out, there’s a fairly strong looking system south of Easter Island that would be capable of sending a decent pulse of S (180-190) for around the 21st.  Then another strong system near New Zealand could mean more SW (210-220) for around the 25th… too early to call though.  Stay tuned.

Next long-range forecast expected for Friday the 13th of October 

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster