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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

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El Estero Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Thursday 21 May 2015 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 31.1 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 29.6 min: 26.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)151413131716161515141414141418519171818171716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)16923915111838655962757448547238426934143710917293286392375398389589
Wind
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15 WSW15
15 ENE15
20 ENE20
15 WSW15
20 ENE20
25 ENE25
10 S10
15 ENE15
20 ENE20
15 S15
20 ENE20
20 ENE20
10 W10
20 E20
20 ENE20
25 WSW25
20 ENE20
20 NE20
20 NE20
20 E20
25 ENE25
15 SSE15
15 ESE15
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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4:57PM
2.52

5:30AM
2.36
5:42PM
2.39

6:16AM
2.27

6:28PM
2.24
7:04AM
2.17

7:16PM
2.10
7:54AM
2.08

8:08PM
1.97
8:47AM
2.03

9:05PM
1.88
9:43AM
2.01

10:06PM
1.84
10:37AM
2.02


Low Tide
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11:16PM
0.11
11:33AM
0.35

12:00AM
0.23

12:22PM
0.47
12:47AM
0.36

1:11PM
0.58
1:34AM
0.48

2:04PM
0.68
2:23AM
0.59

3:01PM
0.73

3:16AM
0.66
4:02PM
0.74

4:13AM
0.70
5:00PM
0.70

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)
56-98-1521256119151179-5--1616
High °C
3230333129343229323128313128323029323228323129
Low °C
2928292927303027292927292927292927293027292928
Chill °C (?)
3230333129343229323128313128323029323228323129
Sunrise
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Sunset
17:59--17:59--17:59--17:59--18:00--18:00--18:00--18:00-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 77mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Sat morning, min 27°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 99mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Tue morning, min 27°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.