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Austin Gendron
(Friday) 6.23.17

Small to moderate surf through early next week

Central America and Mainland Mexico Short-Range Surf Forecast

S (180-190) lingers through the start of the weekend, with smaller overlapping SSW-SW (205-220) energy keeping playful small to moderate sized surf in the water through the start of next week. The next bigger pulse is expected to arrive next Wednesday from the S-SSE (170-180).  There should also be a blend of  SSW-SW (210-220)’s in the water as well.  Read more for details.

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S (180-190) continues to slowly ease.  Periods have backed off to around 11-12 seconds so its starting to lose strength.  There’s longer-period SSW-SW (205-220) energy filling in in the background That should help keep some punch waves in the water through the weekend and early next week.  Wave heights should continue to waist to head high at most average exposures and standouts through the first half of next week.  Read below for more info about the swell showing up Wednesday from the S-SSE.

Tropical Outlook

Keeping an eye on an area of low pressure near the Gulf of Tehuantepec right now.  It looks like it could develop some over the next few days as it moves up the coast of Mainland Mex.  Still only a 50% chance in the next 5 days that we’ll see a storm form.  More updates early next week.

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

The models have been shifty, SHIFTY! In the past few days, no longer are we expecting SW to be the dominant swell arriving next week.  In fact quite the opposite.

It turns out that the models have shifted towards that system off the coast of Chile.  The fetch looks stronger, capable now of generating 30 foot seas, and less than 3,000 miles south.  The resulting S-SSE (170-180) is expected to bring moderate to plus sized surf showing up Wednesday.  It’s hard to say how big exactly, but it looks like standouts are probably going to be seeing head high to well overhead waves.  Interesting though this one shifts the Galapagos shadow towards El Salvador.  But… even still there will be some more energy in the water around that time as well.  For instance that disorganized storm near the Pitcairn Islands is still in play, although its been downgraded.  As of right now, expecting some small SW (210-220) from that one.  It doesn’t look like it will bring a significant amount of energy to the region, but the combo should be enough to at least maintain some moderate sized surf at standouts through the end of the month.  I’ll have more updates for you next week. Stay tuned.

Next Forecast should be expected on Tuesday the 27th.

Austin Gendron
Surf Forecaster