Playful overlapping S/SW swells through the weekend

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Austin Gendron
(Tuesday) 4.10.18

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast

Overlapping S/SW combo energy will continue to maintain  small to moderate sized surf through the foreseeable future, or at least start of next week.  Beyond that, we’re looking at some decent SSW (190-200) for around the 20th, and possibly a better pulse due around the 24th.  Read more for details.


The current combo of small S (180-190) and SW (210-220) energy in the water continues to bring waist to head high+ surf through Wednesday, easing a little more on Thursday.

New S/SW energy arrives on Friday/Saturday.  Surf should boost back up into the chest to head high+ range along the exposed coast, with some bigger surf at magnets and focal spots.  The mix settles through the weekend, but should hold size through early next week as another couple smaller pulses fill in.  One thing to note is that this swell mix is going to be kind of heavy on the southerly component.  Southerly exposures are likely to be a little bigger and more consistent.

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 quiets down a little bit.

South Pacific Swell Forecast

Long-range forecasts, although fairly inconsistent lately have shown some promise that we could be in for some better SSW (190-200) for around the 20th.

The most important part of this system is that it takes an almost perfect NE track away from Antarctica as it passes south of the Pitcairn Islands later this week.  That’s going to focus the majority of the storms swell energy towards Central America and Mainland Mex.  The storm isn’t too big, but that track could make up for it.

The good news continues (hopefully) with another storm following early to mid-next week.  This time stronger, but with the same storm track.  That could mean a larger more potent swell also from the SSW (190-200) due around the 24th.  It’s still a bit too early to call, but I’ll keep an eye on it and report further at the end of the week. Stay tuned.

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

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster