S/SW combo due next Tuesday!

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Austin Gendron
(Friday) 7.14.17

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast

S-SSW (180-200) lingers through the weekend with some smaller S (175-185) due early next week.  Tuesday we’re expecting larger S (175-185) and SW (220-230) combo on Tuesday.  That mix could bring some better moderate to plus sized surf to the regions standouts mid to late next week.  Read more for details.


The surf is going to settle through the weekend.  Most standout exposures will be running waist to head high.  On Sunday there will be some additional small southerly energy (175-185) adding a few punchier sets to better exposures, but for the most part we’re looking at a relatively small and playful weekend.  Things start to look more exciting on Tuesday.

New swell combo starts arriving on Tuesday from the S (175-185) and SW (220-230).  These are those two systems I pointed out earlier this week.  The S was closer, but it looks like the SW is going to be more dominant due to strength of the system.  Overall there’s going to be an interesting mix in the water, with wave heights individually running waist to head high at exposed spots.  Standouts and combo spots though are expected to see some constructive interference, and potentially see set waves going head high to well overhead or bigger.  Shape could be decent to as the swells cross each other up at beach breaks.  Size will build Tuesday and Wednesday, likely peaking late Wednesday and Thursday before easing through the remainder of next week.

Tropical Outlook

Hurricane Fernanda isn’t going to be producing much if any swell for Mexico or the Central American countries… The next area of interest is currently SSW of the Gulf of Tehuantepec.  It’s expected to become somewhat organized through the weekend and early next week, but only has a 50% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 5 days.

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 forecast looks grim at this point.  No major swell makers, mostly small background energy through the end of end of the month.  Keeping an eye on a bigger fetch coming out from under New Zealand next Friday, could mean some new energy for the start of August.  Stay tuned for updates.

Next Forecast should be expected on Tuesday the 18th.

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster