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Small shots of SSW-SW swell keep things rideable through the week and upcoming weekend

Small shots of SSW-SW swell keep things rideable through the week and upcoming weekend

The slowdown in the SPAC hasn’t totally cut off the surf for Central America or Mainland Mexico…though it has definitely toned it down from all the energy we saw this summer. For the next few days we are going to see a number of small SSW-SW swells move in and overlap each other, basically holding our current wave heights right where they are through this week and most of next week too. Long-range forecasts for the South Pacific are calling for a slightly better storm to form over the upcoming weekend that has the potential to up our size and consistency as we move a little further into December.

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SW swell fades through the weekend… smaller scale backups next week

SW swell fades through the weekend… smaller scale backups next week

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast The SW energy (200-220) that arrived a couple days ago should be coming to a peak today, before it eases into the weekend.  There will be a little bit of S-SSW (180-200) energy showing up early next week followed by another weaker SW (210-220) for the second [...]

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A little run of SW swell keeps the region rideable for a few days

A little run of SW swell keeps the region rideable for a few days

Not a lot going on down in the Mainland Mexico/Central America regions right now. We have been seeing a blend of low-grade storms moving through the South Pacific swell window over the last couple of weeks and only marginal swell has been pushed up our direction. The good news is that while we are getting ever closer to the smaller winter season, we still managed to scrape up enough fetch to get a little SW pulse that will fill in over the next couple of days and peak as we head into the later parts of the week. It won’t be big, but it will at least have enough energy to keep us in the water at the top spots.

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smaller surf through the weekend, new SSW due late next week

smaller surf through the weekend, new SSW due late next week

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast The current S-SW mix that’s continuing to bring small to moderate playful surf will ease through the weekend.  A couple small pulses next week will help keep things surfable through the start of the week, then a better pulse of SSW (190-200) is due for late next [...]

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Small playful surf continues through the weekend and next week

Small playful surf continues through the weekend and next week

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast If you’re wondering why the Central America, Mainland Mexico forecast hasn’t been updated yet this week… its because there isn’t much going on.  There’s still plenty of fun surf throughout the region, mostly in the playful size range, but just hasn’t been much activity in the South [...]

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Tropical energy adds to the mix of S-SW background swell in the water through the weekend

Tropical energy adds to the mix of S-SW background swell in the water through the weekend

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast Most of the region is going to continue to see a playful run of waist to head high+ surf through the weekend as SW (210-220) background energy builds to a peak Friday and Saturday.  There’s a tropical storm (Vance) currently spinning off the coast of Mainland Mexico [...]

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Playful run of fall S-SW swells and one last chance at some local tropical activity

Playful run of fall S-SW swells and one last chance at some local tropical activity

Looks like we are slowly slipping into the Fall/Winter season, and the SPAC is definitely showing signs of fatigue after blasting out swell after swell all summer long. For the next several days we will see a relatively small, but playful mix of S-SW swells that will help keep rideable waves showing at most of the average spots as well as a few bigger, faster waves at the well exposed regions. The one wild card we do have in the deck is a newly developing tropical system that is starting to show some signs of becoming a more organized tropical storm sometime in the next couple of days. While it won’t be a great swell producer, thanks to its positioning and probable track, it does look like it could help add some size to some of the nearby regions. Long-range charts are looking a lot more mellow, but there is still enough activity that we will see some smallish, but playful, Southern Hemi swells keeping things from going totally flat over the next couple of weeks.

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A little extra boost this weekend, then back to the grind

A little extra boost this weekend, then back to the grind

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast The mix of smaller S-SW (180-220) energy will get a little extra boost this weekend from a slightly bigger pulse of SSW-SW (200-220).  Size should peak from the SSW Sunday easing through the first half of next week.  Souther Mexico could be looking at some late season [...]

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Tropical activity for Southern Mexico, small background swell elsewhere

Tropical activity for Southern Mexico, small background swell elsewhere

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast Looks like we’re going to see a tropical system brewing off the coast of Southern/Central Mexico over the next day or so.  That’s going to mean a mix of short-period tropical energy that will vary in conditions depending on exposure to winds.  The storm is supposed to [...]

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Small S-SW swell mix on tap for the next several days with some potential tropical ugliness in Southern Mexico

Small S-SW swell mix on tap for the next several days with some potential tropical ugliness in Southern Mexico

Most areas are going to be on the small side for the next several days. There is some swell in the water…mostly a mix of S-SW background swells…that will help keep the better spots surfable, just without any of the summer size we had been getting used too. The mid-range forecast charts are calling for some increasing tropical activity forming down near Southern Mainland Mexico that may cause some issues for both weather and surf quality in the region, but it looks like the rest of the region will be in the clear. The good news is that the SPAC still has a little kick in it, and if things stay on track we will see a pickup in surf size as we head into the last part of October.

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