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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at El Estero (light winds from the ESE at Juan Santamaría International Airport, San José 182 km from El Estero). 0.9m 16 s period swell from SW with an additional 0.7m 13 s period swell from SSW
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El Estero Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 pm Thursday 29 Sep 2016 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 29.6 °C (Statistics for 29 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 27.8 max: 29.1 min: 26.8 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)16161515141414141313121277716151477777
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)6022484093773012572061631139211379891171211931831675459596169
Wind
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0 NE0
15 ENE15
5 NNE5
5 ESE5
15 NE15
10 NNE10
5 E5
5 ESE5
15 SW15
5 SE5
5 SSE5
10 W10
5 SSE5
5 SSE5
15 W15
5 S5
5 SSE5
10 WSW10
5 SE5
5 SE5
15 W15
5 SE5
5 ESE5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)
1:57AM
2.32

2:18PM
2.29
2:36AM
2.39

2:56PM
2.32

3:13AM
2.43
3:33PM
2.33

3:48AM
2.45
4:09PM
2.31

4:23AM
2.42
4:46PM
2.26

4:58AM
2.36
5:22PM
2.18

5:35AM
2.28
6:00PM
2.08


Low Tide
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8:10AM
0.33

8:24PM
0.31
8:48AM
0.27

9:01PM
0.28
9:25AM
0.23

9:37PM
0.28
10:02AM
0.22

10:13PM
0.31
10:38AM
0.26

10:48PM
0.37
11:14AM
0.32

11:24PM
0.46
11:52AM
0.41

12:00AM
0.56

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)
--1---4-2814112------82
High °C
2831322931322930292829292829292829292829292827
Low °C
2628302728312728282628282627292627282627282727
Chill °C (?)
2831322931322930292829292829292829292829292827
Sunrise
-5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31---
Sunset
--5:32--5:32--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:30--
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Sun night. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Fri afternoon, min 26°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 18mm), heaviest on Thu night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Mon afternoon, min 26°C on Mon 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.