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El Estero Surf Forecast / Guanacaste / Costa Rica

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Monday 17 Jan 2022 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 27.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 26.7 max: 28.9 min: 25.0 °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 27.6 °C (Statistics for 17 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 26.7 max: 28.9 min: 25.0 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Estero (light winds from the NW at Liberia/Tomas Guardia Airport 44 km from El Estero).

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44 km away, 1 h 22 min ago

Light
6 km/h
NW
29.0
27.6
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 Monday (Jan 17) at 3PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 14s 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 0.4m 16s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 18) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.9m 6s period and expected on Tuesday (Jan 18) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 3PM (Mon 17th Jan)1.5ft (0.4m) 14s
Best Surf 6AM (Tue 18th Jan)1.5ft (0.4m) 16s
Most Powerful 3AM (Tue 18th Jan)1.5ft (0.4m) 16s

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
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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T honduras.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
0.4
WNW
0.4
NW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
NW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.3
WNW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.5
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.4
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
0.4
WNW
141415161615141413141413131111111314141415151414141313131312121218181716
82548510299888281707151353541403933403936565710216295142140114113527573124120116103
30
ENE
15
ENE
30
ENE
30
NE
30
ENE
25
ENE
25
NE
25
NE
25
ENE
25
ENE
10
ENE
25
ENE
20
NE
25
NE
20
ENE
25
ENE
10
ENE
15
ENE
20
ENE
10
E
20
E
20
NE
10
SW
10
E
10
NE
15
W
20
E
20
NE
30
NE
25
ENE
15
ENE
5
ESE
20
ENE
25
ENE
10
S
15
E
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
on
offcross-
off
onoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
glassoffcross-
off
crossoff
2:47PM
2.05
2:52AM
2.30
3:26PM
2.12
3:31AM
2.33
4:04PM
2.18
4:08AM
2.33
4:40PM
2.23
4:45AM
2.31
5:16PM
2.26
5:22AM
2.26
5:53PM
2.28
6:01AM
2.19
6:32PM
2.29
6:44AM
2.11
7:14PM
2.30
7:32AM
2.03
8:03PM
2.29
8:28AM
1.96
9:00PM
2.28
9:34AM
1.92
10:05PM
2.29
10:45AM
1.94
11:14PM
2.33
8:42PM
0.57
9:16AM
0.33
9:22PM
0.52
9:52AM
0.28
10:02PM
0.49
10:28AM
0.26
10:40PM
0.47
11:02AM
0.27
11:19PM
0.47
11:37AM
0.29
11:59PM
0.47
12:13PM
0.34
12:43AM
0.49
12:52PM
0.39
1:31AM
0.50
1:38PM
0.45
2:27AM
0.52
2:32PM
0.51
3:30AM
0.52
3:35PM
0.55
4:39AM
0.49
4:46PM
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

Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
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272922262724272823282924282923282924282923282823282824283024282923282823
303226293025293126313126303126313126313227313027302926323327313127313127
6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--
-5:40--5:40--5:42--5:42--5:43--5:43--5:44--5:44--5:45--5:45--5:45--5:45-

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 32°C on Mon afternoon, min 22°C on Mon night). Mainly fresh winds.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 31°C on Thu morning, min 23°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 32°C on Sun afternoon, min 23°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 33°C on Wed afternoon, min 23°C on Thu night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the ENE on Wed afternoon, calm by Thu afternoon).

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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.