Central America

Report Date: Fri. December 19, 2014
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
No tropical cyclones at this time


Swell Forecast:
WNW-NW (295-310) swell holding in the 2-4 foot range at the NW exposures today as a new pulse arrives.  This could bring some decent head high to overhead surf to the regions standouts.  Central Mexico should start seeing this swell ease over the next few days.  Size looks like its going to hold through the weekend for Central America before easing early next week.

There's also a fun but small SW (215-225) in the water.  It's easing though and wave heights will start to back off a little through Saturday.

Further out, the models last weekend showed a system south of French Polynesia developing sees around 30 feet and another system near New Zealand of similar size around the same time.  The first pulse will be a bit more SSW (200-210)  arriving Saturday, building to a peak on Sunday the 21st.  The second more SW (210-220) swell will arrive on the 22nd building to a peak late on the 23rd/24th.  The combination of the two 2-3 foot swells should mean a run of waist to head high surf with a few breaks seeing bigger head high+ waves through the start of next week.

Beyond that, the long-range forecast models show mostly smaller background pulses that should continue through the end of December.  The blend of smaller swells should mean more knee to chest high surf, so at least it'll be enough to keep holiday vacationers and locals surfing through the end of 2014.

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Weekly Outlook:
Friday the 19th SW fades more, as WNW holds standouts should be running waist to shoulder high.

Saturday the 20th, new SSW arrives bringing more consistent chest to overhead surf to standouts SSW exposure.

Sunday the 21st the SSW starts to ease a little bit as new SW energy starts to arrive late.  wave heights should hold.

Monday the 22nd new SW swell build bringing 17-second periods and waist to head high+ waves to standout breaks.

Tuesday the 23rd the SW holds size

Wednesday the 24th the SW start to back off a little bit more, but wave heights should still be fun waist to shoulder high at standouts.

Thursday the 25th SW backs off further, average breaks will be running knee to waist high with some bigger chest to shoulder high sets at standouts.

austin@globalsurfreports.com