Central America

Report Date: Wed. March 25, 2015
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
No tropical cyclones at this time


Swell Forecast:
Solid swell from TC Pam builds more today from the SW (220-230).  The swell will start to shift a little more SSW-SW (200-220) angle as it builds to a peak on Friday.  There's supposed to be around 6 to 8 feet of deepwater energy with 16 to 17 second periods.  That means surf running overhead to well overhead for most average spots, with standouts well overhead to double overhead+, and deepwater breaks likely double overhead+ to triple overhead.  Size will slowly ease through the weekend and early next week still bringing plenty of surf to the regions standouts.

Yesterday's models showed another system SSE of New Zealand generating 40-50 knot winds capable of churning up 30-35 foot seas.  It's pretty far away and the system has already begun to lose strength so the resulting swell will be quite a bit smaller, but it should start building next Tuesday, resulting in a 3-4 foot pulse of SSW (200-210) that will peak Wednesday/Thursday next week with 14 to 15 second periods.  Wave heights during that time could be running chest high to overhead as the swell mixes with smaller leftovers from the weekend.  

Further out the medium-range models show more storm energy entering the South Pacific and intensifying south of Tahiti/French Polynesia over the upcoming weekend.  Most of the storm energy is pretty zonal, but should be able to generate a couple more pulses of SSW-SW (200-220) that will arrive Thursday and Friday.

Beyond that, high pressure knocks down any swell makers trying to enter the South Pacific next week.  We'll probably go through a brief period of leftovers before we see another pulse of SSW-SW swell for around the 11th/12th.  Stay tuned for updates.

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Weekly Outlook:
Wednesday the 25th new SSW and SW swell start to build through the day.  Wave heights are likely to hold through the morning.  There could be the occasional outside set as the new energy arrives.

Thursday the 26th new SSW takes over.  Long-period surf builds through the day quickly, bringing larger overhead to double overhead+ surf to standouts.

Friday the 27th, swell is supposed to peak, and standouts are likely to be running a couple feet overhead to double overhead+, with bigger set waves at focal spots.  Average breaks will be funning overhead to well overhead.

Saturday the 28th the swell starts to ease slowly, still bringing plenty of overhead to well overhead surf to the region.  Standouts should still be seeing bigger double overhead-double overhead+ sets.

Sunday the 29th the swell continues to steadily back down, with head high to well overhead surf at standouts.

Monday the 30th wave heights back off more, with standouts running chest high to a couple feet overhead.

Tuesday the 31st is looking a little smaller, with standouts running waist to head high+.  New SSW fills in helping stabilize the surf a bit possibly offering up a few bigger sets at better SSW exposures.

austin@globalsurfreports.com