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El Estero Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Saturday 28 Jan 2023 CST
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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 28.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 26.7 max: 29.2 min: 24.9 °C)
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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 28.3 °C (Statistics for 28 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 26.7 max: 29.2 min: 24.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at El Estero (strong winds from the SE at Tierras Morenas 95 km from El Estero).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Estero this week:

The surf forecast for El Estero over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Jan 29) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 13s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Estero in the next 12 days are 0.9m 16s and forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 02) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.4m 5s period and expected on Saturday (Jan 28) at 9AM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Sun 29th Jan)2ft (0.6m) 13s
Best Surf12PM (Sun 29th Jan)3ft (0.9m) 13s
Most Powerful12PM (Thu 2nd Feb)3ft (0.9m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Estero over the next 12 days.

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Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
000131122102131133333233111001133313
Swell
Height Map
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T honduras.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.4
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SW
1
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SW
0.7
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
Period(s) (?)141315131313131212121212181818161615151414141414131313131516141414141414
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)186178167114253246176127113152751508425220426433029121736730535228834722921917214989131161203211214197232
Wind
(km/h)
45
ENE
40
ENE
35
ENE
25
ENE
20
NE
25
ENE
25
ENE
10
ENE
20
E
25
ENE
20
NE
20
E
20
ENE
5
NNE
30
NE
30
ENE
5
E
20
ENE
20
ENE
5
WSW
20
ENE
25
ENE
10
ENE
20
ENE
30
ENE
25
NE
25
ENE
30
NE
25
ENE
25
ENE
25
NE
10
ENE
25
ENE
15
ENE
15
WSW
15
ENE
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassoffoffglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
High Tide
/ height (m)
8:07PM
2.37
8:33AM
2.02
9:02PM
2.22
9:34AM
1.88
10:01PM
2.10
10:41AM
1.79
11:03PM
2.04
11:47AM
1.77
12:03AM
2.03
12:47PM
1.81
12:58AM
2.07
1:37PM
1.89
1:45AM
2.14
2:21PM
1.99
2:28AM
2.21
3:01PM
2.09
3:07AM
2.27
3:38PM
2.18
3:45AM
2.30
4:14PM
2.26
4:21AM
2.30
4:48PM
2.30
Low Tide
/ height (m)
1:46PM
0.37
2:31AM
0.47
2:39PM
0.54
3:31AM
0.58
3:38PM
0.67
4:35AM
0.64
4:41PM
0.75
5:39AM
0.64
5:45PM
0.77
6:38AM
0.60
6:43PM
0.73
7:28AM
0.53
7:33PM
0.67
8:11AM
0.45
8:18PM
0.59
8:50AM
0.37
8:59PM
0.52
9:27AM
0.31
9:39PM
0.47
10:01AM
0.28
10:16PM
0.45
10:34AM
0.29
10:52PM
0.44

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

Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thursday
02
Friday
03
Saturday
04
Sunday
05
Monday
06
Tuesday
07
Wednesday
08
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Rain (mm)
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Temp. °C313126313126303126313126313026313126303026303027303126303126303026302826
Low °C272823272824272924283023262824272924272823272923272824272824272923282724
Feels °C (?)252422303125283225282924313225283325323328293126282924282925293125312927
Sunrise6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--
Sunset-5:45--5:45--5:45--5:46--5:46--5:47--5:47--5:47--5:49--5:49--5:49--5:49-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Sat morning, min 23°C on Sat night). Winds decreasing (strong winds from the ENE on Sat morning, light winds from the ENE by Mon afternoon).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Tue morning, min 23°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Sun afternoon, min 23°C on Fri night). Winds increasing (calm on Fri morning, fresh winds from the ENE by Sun night).

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Mon afternoon, min 23°C on Tue night). Mainly fresh winds.

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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 12 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.