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Esmeralda ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.2

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Esmeralda Surf Forecast / Gulf of Panama / Panama

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Sunday 11 Apr 2021 EST
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Esmeralda surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Esmeralda sea temperature is 26.0 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 28.4 min: 26.2 °C)
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Esmeralda surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Esmeralda sea temperature is 26.0 °C (Statistics for 11 Apr 1981-2005 - mean: 27.3 max: 28.4 min: 26.2 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Esmeralda (calm at Nueva Gorgona wx 10 km from Esmeralda).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Esmeralda this week:

The surf forecast for Esmeralda over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Apr 13) at 1PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.3m and 21s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 14s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Esmeralda in the next 12 days are 0.6m 17s and forecast to arrive on Friday (Apr 16) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.3m 2s period and expected on Friday (Apr 16) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1PM (Tue 13th Apr)1ft (0.3m) 21s
Best Surf 7AM (Wed 14th Apr)1.5ft (0.5m) 19s
Most Powerful 7AM (Fri 16th Apr)2ft (0.6m) 17s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Esmeralda 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
Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
000000011222222222222111110212222332
T honduras.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
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
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
181811161622211519191818171717171616161515151414141313201918161616161616
30302649484545781251991801781681571602192112061911791351211181151081025714971178155149203298302253
5
SE
10
ESE
0
SE
5
SSE
5
SE
5
NW
5
SE
5
NE
10
NNW
10
N
10
NNW
10
NW
0
NW
5
NE
15
W
0
E
5
S
5
ESE
5
SE
10
SSE
0
WNW
5
ESE
10
SE
5
ENE
5
SSE
5
NE
5
NW
5
SE
5
NE
10
NW
0
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
N
10
N
10
NNW
ononglasscross-
on
onglassglassglassoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offglassglasscross-
off
glassglassglassononglassononglassglassglassoffglassglassoffglassoffoffcross-
off
cross-
off
off
3:49PM
4.22
4:09AM
4.13
4:22PM
4.31
4:43AM
4.18
4:54PM
4.33
5:16AM
4.18
5:27PM
4.28
5:50AM
4.10
5:59PM
4.17
6:24AM
3.96
6:32PM
4.01
6:59AM
3.78
7:07PM
3.81
7:37AM
3.58
7:46PM
3.61
8:22AM
3.39
8:32PM
3.42
9:17AM
3.25
9:33PM
3.28
10:27AM
3.23
10:48PM
3.26
11:40AM
3.37
12:04AM
3.39
10:01PM
0.48
10:13AM
0.54
10:35PM
0.38
10:46AM
0.52
11:07PM
0.35
11:19AM
0.57
11:40PM
0.40
11:52AM
0.68
12:14AM
0.51
12:26PM
0.84
12:48AM
0.68
1:00PM
1.03
1:24AM
0.88
1:38PM
1.24
2:06AM
1.08
2:23PM
1.42
2:57AM
1.25
3:22PM
1.56
4:01AM
1.34
4:37PM
1.57
5:13AM
1.30
5:54PM
1.40

Note: the tide data above is for El Palmer which is 4 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Esmeralda.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Esmeralda blow from the NW

Sunday
11
Monday
12
Tuesday
13
Wednesday
14
Thursday
15
Friday
16
Saturday
17
Sunday
18
Monday
19
Tuesday
20
Wednesday
21
Thursday
22
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
moderate rain
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clearrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- dermod. rainrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsrisk thund- dersome clouds
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272726272626282826292726272724262525272626272726282826282926292826292726
272726282826282926292926282726272625272626272827282827282927293026293026
6:11--6:11--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:07--6:07--6:07--6:07--
-6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29--6:29-

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 26°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 39mm), heaviest during Thu morning. Warm (max 29°C on Wed morning, min 24°C on Thu night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 28°C on Sun afternoon, min 26°C on Sat afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Tue afternoon. Warm (max 30°C on Wed afternoon, min 26°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Esmeralda Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Esmeralda provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Esmeralda can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Esmeralda 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 (Esmeralda) 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 Esmeralda 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.

Esmeralda is 46 km (29 miles) from La Chorrera. If you plan a holiday in Gulf of Panama, look for hotels and other accommodation in La Chorrera. La Chorrera has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.