Costa Rica-Pacific
Wave Heights

Near Shore Wave Height Forecast
*Costa Rica-Pacific surf and weather forecast based on Playa Hermosa

<br>Torrential rain shower
Sunday<br>Light rain shower
06AM-5mph from the WSW
09AM-7mph from the WSW
12PM-10mph from the SW
03PM-7mph from the SW
06PM-5mph from the SW
09PM-4mph from the SSW
06AM-6mph from the NNW
09AM-4mph from the NW
12PM-7mph from the W
03PM-11mph from the WSW
06PM-3mph from the W
09PM-2mph from the SSE
06AM-6mph from the W
09AM-5mph from the W
12PM-9mph from the SW
03PM-9mph from the SW
06PM-5mph from the W
09PM-3mph from the NNW
06AM-4mph from the N
09AM-2mph from the N
12PM-4mph from the WSW
03PM-7mph from the SSW
06PM-5mph from the WSW
09PM-4mph from the W
06AM-4mph from the NW
09AM-6mph from the WNW
12PM-10mph from the WSW
03PM-12mph from the WSW
06PM-10mph from the W
09PM-7mph from the W
06AM-8mph from the WNW
09AM-6mph from the W
12PM-10mph from the WSW
03PM-11mph from the WSW
06PM-6mph from the SW
09PM-2mph from the E
06AM-14mph from the S
09AM-13mph from the SW
12PM-11mph from the WSW
03PM-7mph from the W
06PM-6mph from the NW
09PM-5mph from the NNW

How this works

This chart shows you 7-days worth of swell/weather/wind information all in place. You have “incoming swell” (in feet) charted by the blue line on the gray graph. You have the weather icons for each day below the graph and you have the wind, speed and direction represented by the directional arrows topped by a blue “wind strength” indicator.

These nearshore wave height forecasts are custom built for each surf region using an average/above-average indicator break as a focal point. These forecasts aren’t just some knock-off of a generic Wavewatch III spectral point being regurgitated, these are true nearshore forecasts that use proprietary algorithms factoring in things like swell windows, island shadowing, bathymetry data, swell-period travel time, and other critical forecast components that tune the nearshore forecast specifically for your region, giving you a good solid overview of incoming swell, weather and wind, so that you can go out and find the best spot to score.

Costa Rica-Pacific Offshore Swell Forecast

How this works

The Offshore Swell Forecast shows you the 7-day forecast starting at the current time and going out from the latest forecast run. Mousing over any part of the graph (any line including the solid shaded area in the background) will pop up a new box near your pointer that shows the DATE/TIME/COMBINED BUOY HEIGHT in the top of the box, and then the specifics of the line you are hovering over like SWELL HEIGHT, SWELL PERIOD, SWELL DIRECTION (both in Simple Compass direction, like Northwest, and specific degrees 308). If you follow the contour of the line you can see hour by hour how that swell behaves over the course of the forecast period.

*Note: clicking on an individual swell in the legend of the chart you can “hide” that data stream making the chart easier to navigate