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El Estero ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.8

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El Estero Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Thursday 23 Feb 2017 CST

El Estero surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's El Estero sea temperature is 28.1 °C (Statistics for 23 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 27.0 max: 29.1 min: 24.3 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1417161515141414141413151414131312121514141413
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)78135132158133138134786910410110415316314914210456217214200147118
Wind
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0 W0
20 W20
0 SW0
0 NE0
20 W20
5 NW5
5 N5
25 WNW25
10 NNW10
10 NNE10
10 NNW10
15 E15
20 ENE20
5 SSE5
15 ENE15
25 ENE25
5 SE5
10 ENE10
25 ENE25
15 E15
15 ENE15
20 ENE20
10 SE10
Wind State(?)glassonglassglassonglasscrossoncrosscross-
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High Tide
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12:33PM
1.89
12:48AM
2.11

1:22PM
2.03
1:35AM
2.22

2:04PM
2.18
2:18AM
2.33

2:45PM
2.33
2:59AM
2.42

3:24PM
2.47

3:41AM
2.49
4:04PM
2.57

4:22AM
2.51
4:46PM
2.63

5:06AM
2.49
5:29PM
2.63
Low Tide
/ height (m)


6:33PM
0.70
7:10AM
0.51

7:23PM
0.57
7:53AM
0.38

8:09PM
0.44
8:33AM
0.26

8:52PM
0.30
9:12AM
0.16

9:34PM
0.19
9:52AM
0.08

10:16PM
0.12
10:31AM
0.05

10:59PM
0.09
11:14AM
0.07

Note: the tide data above is for Diria which is 1 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Estero.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at El Estero blow from the E.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
2928262927262827263133283331273333283334283332
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
2928262927262827263133283331273333283334283332
Sunrise
6:00--6:00--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:58--5:56--5:56-
Sunset
-5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Sun afternoon, min 24°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Wed afternoon, min 24°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Estero Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Estero provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at El Estero can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Estero surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (El Estero) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for El Estero may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

El Estero is 47 km (29 miles) from Nicoya. If you plan a holiday in Guanacaste, look for hotels and other accommodation in Nicoya. Nicoya has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.