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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 5 pm Sunday 18 Feb 2018 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 28.0 °C (Statistics for 18 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.9 max: 29.1 min: 24.7 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
1.3
NNE
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
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0.7
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0.8
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0.7
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0.6
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0.6
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0.4
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0.5
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0.8
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
Period(s) (?)131361214131316161615141414131316151514141315
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1408013777160120120104105140207186229168141129100131246178163141335
Wind
(km/h)
20
NE
20
ENE
25
ENE
5
SSE
10
ENE
25
ENE
10
E
20
ENE
25
ENE
5
SE
15
ENE
30
ENE
15
ENE
20
ENE
25
ENE
10
SSW
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
SSW
10
E
15
ENE
20
WSW
10
ENE
Wind State(?)cross-
off
offoffglassoffoffoffoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offcrosscross-
off
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off
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on
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High Tide
/ height (m)
4:37PM
2.38

4:50AM
2.33
5:13PM
2.40

5:27AM
2.29
5:50PM
2.40

6:07AM
2.22

6:31PM
2.38
6:51AM
2.15

7:17PM
2.34
7:42AM
2.06

8:11PM
2.29
8:43AM
2.00

9:13PM
2.25
9:54AM
1.99


Low Tide
/ height (m)

10:45PM
0.32
10:59AM
0.24

11:22PM
0.32
11:34AM
0.27

12:03AM
0.34

12:13PM
0.33
12:46AM
0.39

12:56PM
0.39
1:36AM
0.44

1:47PM
0.47
2:36AM
0.48

2:48PM
0.53

3:44AM
0.50
3:59PM
0.55

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
3327333227333327333127333326333127322927312927
Low °C
3025292925293025292925293025292824282724272725
Chill °C (?)
3327333227333327333127333326333127322927312927
Sunrise
--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:00--6:00--5:58--5:58--
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 25°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Thu morning, min 24°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Thu morning, calm by Sat morning).

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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.