New swell builds to a peak Monday, larger SSW-SW due later next week.

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Austin Gendron
(Friday) 4.14.17

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast

Overlapping SSW-SW (205-215) builds through the weekend and peaks Monday, lingering through the first half of next week.  The next long-period SSW-SW (205-215) swell arrives Thursday, and will quickly build to a moderate to plus sized peak Friday.  Long-range models show smaller but fun energy arriving next weekend as well.   Read more for details.


A new pulse of long-period SSW-SW (205-215) will fill in through the weekend.  It looks like mid to late Sunday it could start to finally show some consistency and better size.  Wave heights will continue to build to a peak Monday/Tuesday in the chest high to overhead+ range along the exposed coast, with standouts seeing sets going a couple feet overhead to a few feet overhead.  Wave heights will start to slowly ease mid-next week, but not for long.

The next swell arrives from the SSW-SW (205-215) late Wednesday/Thursday.  This one is from a much more organized storm system that was able to produce 35+ foot seas south of Tahiti a couple days ago.  There were a few follow up fronts in the low that should help add some consistency, size and longevity.  Models are under calling this one I think, so there could be some bigger surf for standouts and magnets.  Conservatively though we’re looking at chest to overhead+ along the exposed coast, with standouts in the head high to well overhead range.  Deepwater spots like Puerto Escondido, could see bigger sets going double overhead or a little bigger even.  Surf peaks Friday, and will likely hold some size through most of next weekend.

Tropical Outlook

No tropical cyclones at this time.

Costa Rica | Nicaragua | El Salvador | Southern Mexico

Long-Range Surf forecast Central America and Mainland Mexico

North Pacific Swell Forecast

North Pacific season looks mostly done.

South Pacific Swell Forecast

Looking further out, the models continue to show a couple of fronts rotating through the trough of low pressure that produced Friday’s swell.

That should mean at least a continuation of moderate sized surf through the first half of the following week.  It’s a little far out, but the models have been fairly consistent lately.  Beyond that, the models are showing a zonal track taking over late next week.  We could see some inconsistent swell around the end of the month, but its much too early to call.  Stay tuned.

Next Forecast should be expected on Tuesday the 18th.

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster