Central America

Report Date: Fri. August 29, 2014
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
No tropical cyclones at this time.

Swell Forecast:
Yet another SW pulse peaks today with a new pulse arriving on Saturday.  The overlapping energy should maintain waist to head high waves for most SW exposures.  Standouts could be seeing a few head high+ to overhead+ waves or bigger at deepwater spots.   The WNW (285-300) from Hurricane Marie will trail off through the weekend though, so places that have been relying on it for a little extra punch may start to see weaker energy.

Global models show possible S-SW windwell developing along the Mainland Mexico coast early next week.  It's too early to call, but this could add to the mix of SSW-SW (200-220) in the water, it could also make for messier mixed up conditions mid-next week.  We'll have to wait and see how it plays out.

Mid-next week we're going to see the arrival of a series of SSW (200-215) swells.  The first arriving late Tuesday the 2nd followed by longer-period forerunners forWednesday the 3rd, with forerunners in the 20-24 second range for the following two pulses, which are likely to arrive in unison on Wednesday the 3rd.  Size will build to a peak likely on the 5th/6th possibly in the 5 to 7 foot range with long periods in the 17 to 18 second range.  That could equate to some solid overhead to double overhead surf for standouts.

Beyond that, the storm track appears to hold south of French Polynesia, which will allow a couple more pulses of SSW (190-210) swell to develop.  The first should arrive late on the 6th, followed by a better pulse on the 7th.  This will help prolong the run of adding more swell the 7th through the 10th.  Size looks a little smaller, but should still be fairly consistent as the leftovers from the first swell trail off.  Stay tuned.

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Weekly Outlook:
Friday the 29th wave heights pick up a bit more as the mix of swell builds.  Standout could be seeing chest to overhead+ surf with standouts running well overhead.

Saturday the 30th, the mix of swell continues with the addition of some more SW.  Wave heights at standouts should hold in the chest to overhead+ range with set waves running well overhead.

Sunday the 31st with SW about to peak, and lingering leftovers from the second half of the week standout SW exposures could be seeing head high to several feet overhead surf on set waves.

Monday the 1st, the chest to overhead+ surf holds at average SW exposures while standouts could be seeing set waves still going well overhead.

Tuesday the 2nd the trend holds, and new forerunners for the next run of swells could start to arrive late.

Wednesday the 3rd new SSW-SW mix builds as forerunners for the larger mix start to show up more through the day, deepwater breaks could start seeing occasionally bigger sets late in the day.

Thursday the 4th, the new SSW swell continues to build, inconsistent set waves will start to show more through the day with standout breaks see in chest to overhead+ surf.  Top breaks could running head high to well overhead.