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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 Monday 30 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 -1.3 °C (Statistics for 30 May 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 30.2 min: 27.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)151517141615151414141413137121212677778
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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)525472476428783753589482407288268183178218104999453208309295248283
Wind
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15 W15
5 SSW5
5 NE5
15 WSW15
5 SE5
5 ESE5
15 SW15
5 SSE5
5 NNW5
15 WSW15
10 SSE10
0 SSE0
20 WSW20
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
20 SSW20
15 SE15
15 SSE15
20 SW20
10 SSE10
15 SSE15
20 SSW20
10 S10
Wind State(?)onglassglasscross-
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High Tide
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9:09PM
2.05
9:46AM
2.26

10:16PM
2.07
10:49AM
2.36

11:23PM
2.14
11:50AM
2.49

12:25AM
2.25

12:48PM
2.61
1:23AM
2.36

1:43PM
2.70
2:17AM
2.46

2:36PM
2.75

3:10AM
2.53
3:26PM
2.75

Low Tide
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3:02PM
0.56

3:21AM
0.46
4:09PM
0.49

4:25AM
0.43
5:14PM
0.37

5:28AM
0.36

6:16PM
0.23
6:28AM
0.27

7:13PM
0.09
7:26AM
0.18

8:07PM
-0.02
8:21AM
0.11

8:58PM
-0.09
9:13AM
0.09


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)
-18-19-135--11416-21112182137125
High °C
2929303029302828292928302928292927282727292927
Low °C
2928293028292827282827292826282826282726272827
Chill °C (?)
2929303029302828292928302928292927282727292927
Sunrise
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Sunset
6:00--6:00--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:01--6:02--6:02-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 57mm), heaviest during Tue night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Tue morning, min 27°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 129mm), heaviest during Sun night. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Fri morning, min 26°C on Fri 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.

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