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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 The wind is still offshore at El Estero (fresh winds from the E at Liberia-Daniel Oduber International Airport 44 km from El Estero). 0.5m 14 s period swell from SW with 1.0m 5 s period wind swell from NNE
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44 km away, 28 min ago

Moderate
33 km/h
E
27.5
26.3
Air / Water (°C)
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El Estero Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Sunday 17 Dec 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 26.3 °C (Statistics for 17 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 27.0 max: 28.8 min: 25.4 °C)

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0
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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.8
NNE
0.5
SW
0.5
SW

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0.4
SW
0.8
NNE
0.5
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period(s) (?)141413131313131251212-165151918171615151414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)1009187826262626032686709527115376408360306372339289217
Wind
(km/h)
25
NE
15
ENE
20
ENE
20
ENE
10
ENE
15
ENE
20
ENE
10
E
15
ENE
20
NE
10
NE
20
ENE
10
ENE
5
E
15
ENE
10
SSW
5
ENE
20
ENE
10
ENE
15
NE
25
NE
25
NE
15
E
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffoffcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
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off
off
High Tide
/ height (m)

2:26AM
2.36

2:57PM
2.17

3:03AM
2.38
3:35PM
2.20

3:41AM
2.38
4:13PM
2.21

4:19AM
2.35
4:52PM
2.20

4:56AM
2.29
5:29PM
2.17

5:34AM
2.21

6:08PM
2.13
6:12AM
2.12


Low Tide
/ height (m)

8:15PM
0.49
8:48AM
0.28

8:54PM
0.46
9:25AM
0.25

9:32PM
0.45
10:02AM
0.24

10:12PM
0.46
10:39AM
0.26

10:50PM
0.50
11:16AM
0.31

11:29PM
0.55
11:51AM
0.38

12:09AM
0.61

12:29PM
0.45

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
3126313225313226313126313226313026313226313125
Low °C
2825282824272825272825282825282724282925282825
Chill °C (?)
3126313225313226313126313226313026313226313125
Sunrise
--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:56--5:56--5:56--
Sunset
5:24--5:24--5:25--5:25--5:27--5:27--5:28--5:28-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Mon afternoon, min 24°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Thu afternoon, min 24°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.