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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

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 18 May 2021 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 29.0 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 28.8 max: 30.0 min: 26.8 °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 29.0 °C (Statistics for 18 May 1981-2005 - mean: 28.8 max: 30.0 min: 26.8 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent clean conditions at El Estero have likely become affected by the arrival of onshore winds (light winds from the WNW at Liberia/Tomas Guardia Airport 44 km from El Estero).

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44 km away, 36 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
WNW
31.0
29.0
Air / Water (°C)
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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 Tuesday (May 18) at 6PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.5m and 17s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-onshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Estero in the next 12 days are 1.7m 18s and forecast to arrive on Friday (May 21) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.0m 7s period and expected on Monday (May 24) at 6PM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 6PM (Tue 18th May)5ft (1.5m) 17s
Best Surf 3AM (Thu 20th May)4ft (1.2m) 20s
Most Powerful12AM (Fri 21st May)5.5ft (1.7m) 18s

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

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
534424435535444433324324323324434434
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T honduras.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1
SSW
0.8
SW
0.9
SSW
1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SW
1.1
SW
1
SW
1
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
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1294126596976866674611961246183117081628116511941029783588573456443341540496314589384261306365447686530498719512565535
5
NE
15
WSW
10
SSE
5
NNE
15
W
5
SSE
5
NNW
20
SW
10
SSE
5
NNW
20
WSW
5
SSW
10
N
15
SW
10
E
10
ENE
15
SW
10
E
5
ENE
15
SW
5
E
0
SE
15
SW
5
E
5
NW
15
WSW
5
WSW
5
ESE
10
SW
10
SE
5
N
5
W
5
NNE
10
E
10
SSW
10
E
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
onglasscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
offoffcross-
on
offglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglassononglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
offcrossoff
7:04PM
2.03
7:48AM
1.93
7:57PM
1.97
8:44AM
1.96
8:59PM
1.93
9:44AM
2.05
10:07PM
1.95
10:44AM
2.19
11:13PM
2.02
11:42AM
2.35
12:14AM
2.13
12:37PM
2.53
1:10AM
2.26
1:30PM
2.67
2:04AM
2.38
2:21PM
2.77
2:56AM
2.47
3:12PM
2.81
3:47AM
2.52
4:03PM
2.78
4:38AM
2.51
4:54PM
2.68
12:56PM
0.74
1:29AM
0.57
1:50PM
0.77
2:20AM
0.60
2:53PM
0.76
3:18AM
0.60
4:01PM
0.68
4:19AM
0.56
5:07PM
0.54
5:18AM
0.47
6:07PM
0.36
6:16AM
0.36
7:03PM
0.18
7:11AM
0.24
7:55PM
0.03
8:04AM
0.15
8:46PM
-0.08
8:57AM
0.09
9:36PM
-0.12
9:49AM
0.09
10:26PM
-0.10
10:41AM
0.14
11:17PM
-0.02

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

Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
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292826292826292826292826292926292826292825282827282826282725272726282724
302928293028302928292928303028302928292926292927292928282726282827292825
5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--5:20--
-5:58--5:58--5:58--5:59--5:59--5:59--5:59--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Warm (max 30°C on Tue morning, min 26°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 30°C on Sat morning, min 26°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 63mm), heaviest during Mon night. Warm (max 29°C on Mon morning, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 55mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 24°C on Sat 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 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.