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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 Sunday 22 Oct 2017 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 29.5 °C (Statistics for 22 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 27.6 max: 28.9 min: 26.6 °C)

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Swell
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)15141414-7181717161681515158881615141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)3762972891950105379427394380352151280269255445306239188167160141158
Wind
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0 SE0
5 SE5
15 WSW15
5 S5
10 SE10
5 SW5
5 NE5
10 E10
5 WNW5
5 ENE5
15 NE15
20 ESE20
30 SE30
35 SSE35
25 SSE25
15 SSE15
5 E5
5 WNW5
5 SSE5
10 E10
15 WSW15
5 SSE5
5 E5
Wind State(?)glasscross-
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High Tide
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4:30AM
2.45
4:57PM
2.26

5:08AM
2.36
5:36PM
2.17

5:46AM
2.25

6:17PM
2.07
6:26AM
2.13

7:01PM
1.97
7:12AM
2.01

7:51PM
1.88
8:04AM
1.91

8:49PM
1.84
9:05AM
1.85

9:51PM
1.86

Low Tide
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10:21PM
0.32
10:47AM
0.22

10:57PM
0.40
11:25AM
0.30

11:36PM
0.50

12:04PM
0.41
12:16AM
0.61

12:48PM
0.52
1:01AM
0.72

1:34PM
0.63
1:53AM
0.81

2:29PM
0.71
2:55AM
0.85

3:29PM
0.73

4:03AM
0.83

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)
811219136153126313652------44
High °C
2728282728282727272628262425262628282629282625
Low °C
2628272627272627272627242425262426272427262525
Chill °C (?)
2728282728282727272628262425262628282629282625
Sunrise
-5:31--5:31--5:33--5:33--5:33--5:33--5:33---
Sunset
--5:22--5:21--5:21--5:21--5:20--5:20--5:20--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 98mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Mon morning, min 26°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 34mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sun morning, min 24°C on Thu afternoon). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the SE on Thu night, 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.