Central America

Report Date: Mon. May 30, 2016
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
No tropical cyclones at this time

Swell Forecast:
A couple of bigger SSW-SW swells should build to a peak mid to late Tuesday into Wednesday.  The combined peak of the two swells should mean larger set waves.  As of right now we're looking at wave heights in the chest thigh to overhead+ range along the exposed coast, with standouts in the head high to well overhead+ range.  Deepwater spots could see occasional sets going double overhead or a bigger.  It looks like size will continue to hold through early Wednesday before slowly backing off through the end of next week.

Looking a little further out, things are going to quiet down through the weekend.  An area of W-SW winds could develop off the Northern Costa Rican and Nicaraguan coast over the weekend, generating some windswell for that part of the region, but other wise smaller surf expected through the start of next week for most areas.

Beyond that the medium to long-range models are showing a series of lows tracking south of New Zealand starting mid this week, and continuing through early next week.  These systems will generate a large bulge of SW (210-220) swell that will push northeast through the first week of June.  From the looks of it we're going to be seeing surf building into the moderate to plus sized range around the middle of the month.  Details are still a little hazy, but the initial-smaller pulses will arrive around the 12th/13th, with a couple of bigger pulses building on top of them around the 13th and 15th.  I'll keep an eye on things and have updates for you later in the week.

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Weekly Outlook:
Monday the 30th the first SSW-SW peaks bringing head high to well overhead surf to standouts.  Second SSW-SW starts arriving in the evening.

Tuesday the 31st the second SSW-SW starts piling on energy and wave heights should be running head high to well overhead along the exposed coast.  Standouts and deepwater spots could be seeing bigger sets through the day.

Wednesday the 1st SSW-SW swell holds its peak in the head high to well overhead range.

Thursday the 2nd wave heights start to slowly ease.  Standouts should be running chest to overhead+.

Friday the 3rd surf drops into the waist to head high range along the exposed coast.

Saturday the 4th smaller knee to chest high leftovers.

Sunday the 5th it looks like knee to chest high surf for most areas.  Potential windswell around Nicaragua and Costa Rica could mean consistency in the waist to chest high+ range though.