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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 pm Monday 02 May 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 30.1 °C (Statistics for 02 May 1981-2005 - mean: 28.7 max: 29.5 min: 27.6 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1413131317161616161515141414141319181816161515
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)323313219209277267257239287318301293285224179212173307510603675595595
Wind
(km/h)
15 SE15
10 ESE10
15 SSW15
15 SSE15
5 SSE5
20 SW20
10 S10
5 SSE5
25 WSW25
10 SSW10
10 N10
20 WNW20
5 ESE5
30 ENE30
15 NE15
20 E20
20 ENE20
10 W10
5 SE5
10 NE10
20 WNW20
5 ENE5
5 NE5
Wind State(?)cross-
off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

11:17AM
2.28

11:48PM
2.17

12:16PM
2.45
12:47AM
2.31

1:12PM
2.63
1:43AM
2.44

2:04PM
2.77
2:36AM
2.55

2:55PM
2.84

3:26AM
2.61
3:45PM
2.85

4:17AM
2.62
4:34PM
2.78

5:08AM
2.56
Low Tide
/ height (m)

4:55AM
0.46
5:38PM
0.41

5:57AM
0.34

6:38PM
0.23
6:53AM
0.21

7:33PM
0.05
7:47AM
0.09

8:26PM
-0.09
8:39AM
0.01

9:16PM
-0.16
9:31AM
-0.02

10:06PM
-0.17
10:21AM
0.02

10:55PM
-0.11

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)
814--27--156-6----------
High °C
2931312931302930302930292833333033332932322927
Low °C
2730302730292729292829282730322730292729302827
Chill °C (?)
2931312931302930302930292833333033332932322927
Sunrise
-5:24--5:24--5:24--5:22--5:22--5:22--5:22---
Sunset
--5:54--5:54--5:55--5:55--5:55--5:55--5:55--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 43mm), heaviest during Thu night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Tue morning, min 27°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Fri night. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Sat morning, min 27°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Sat morning, calm by Mon night).

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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.

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