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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 Offshore wind has become very light (calm at Liberia-Daniel Oduber International Airport 44 km from El Estero). Surf should be turning glassy at El Estero. 0.9m 4 s period wind swell from NE
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44 km away, 26 min ago

Calm
4 km/h
SE
23.6
27.7
Air / Water (°C)
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El Estero Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Wednesday 18 Jan 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 27.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 26.8 max: 28.9 min: 25.0 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1212115-131612131312121212161515141414181817
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)22211990255323252524222221386075739665155154175
Wind
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20 ENE20
15 ENE15
15 ENE15
10 SW10
5 ESE5
0 S0
20 W20
5 W5
5 NW5
20 W20
10 NW10
10 NW10
20 WNW20
5 WNW5
5 NNW5
15 WNW15
5 W5
10 N10
20 WNW20
5 SW5
10 NE10
15 NW15
10 E10
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

7:11PM
2.29
7:27AM
2.08

7:58PM
2.18
8:17AM
1.94

8:49PM
2.09
9:14AM
1.83

9:44PM
2.03
10:16AM
1.78

10:41PM
2.02
11:20AM
1.79

11:40PM
2.05

12:18PM
1.84
12:33AM
2.11

1:10PM
1.93

Low Tide
/ height (m)

1:24AM
0.50

1:36PM
0.47
2:16AM
0.61

2:24PM
0.61

3:10AM
0.68
3:17PM
0.71

4:11AM
0.72
4:16PM
0.77

5:13AM
0.70
5:16PM
0.77

6:09AM
0.64

6:14PM
0.73
7:01AM
0.55


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)
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High °C
3125303026282625272625262624262624282825303026
Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
3125303026282625272625262624262624282825303026
Sunrise
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Sunset
5:40--5:42--5:42--5:43--5:43--5:44--5:44--5:45-
Short Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Sat night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Wed afternoon, min 24°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Wed morning, min 23°C on Tue 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.