Central America

Report Date: Fri. July 18, 2014
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
No tropical cyclones in the next 48 hours.

Swell Forecast:
SSW-SW (215-225) swell eases through the weekend despite a little help from some new SW (215-225) that should be picking up today.  Overall deepwater swell heights should be in the 2-4 foot range combined.

Also over the weekend we're looking at some additional S (180-190) that will arrive late Saturday/Sunday adding another couple feet of deepwater energy to the mix of SW in the water.  It's not going to boost wave heights much, but should help keep some fun chest to head high waves rolling through at standouts, with more average spots seeing waist to shoulder high surf.

Next up will be a moderate run of S-SSW (190-210) swells starting  mid-next week.  The first pulse is due on Tuesday followed by another better sized pulse late Wednesday.  The combination of deepwater swell could reach 2-4 feet Thursday and Friday of next week bringing back more consistent waist to head high waves with standouts seeing head high to a couple feet overhead on the bigger sets.  Deepwater spots could see even bigger set waves on occasion.  The surf will ease through next weekend.

Beyond that, the long-range models quiet down for a few days, but there's some signs of life in the SW Pacific mid to late next week.  The models are starting to show a series of lows moving out from under New Zealand.  It's too early to say exactly what we're going to see, but if things continue to develop the way they have over the past couple of days, we could be seeing another small to moderate run of SW (210-220) for the end of the month.  Stay tuned for updates.

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Weekly Outlook:
Friday the 18th new SW adds a little extra long-period energy to the fading SW from midweek.  Wave heights are expected to be running waist to head high at standouts.

Saturday the 19th the mix of old and new SW will be running waist to head high at average breaks.

Sunday the 20th, the SW holds, in the waist to chest high+ range, with a little extra S in the water.  Standouts should continue to see overhead waves.

Monday the 21st the surf continues to fade, with mostly smaller waist to chest high surf.  Maybe a few lucky spots seeing shoulder high to head high sets.

Tuesday the 22nd wave heights back off even more unfortunately. standouts will be seeing knee to chest high waves.  A little bit of SSW starts to fill in and could add some punchy sets though.

Wednesday the 23rd new SSW continues to build, shadowed areas are probably going to be seeing knee to chest high waves, while the more exposed breaks could be seeing waist to head high+ surf with occasionally bigger sets.

Thursday the 24th the SSW should be showing waist to shoulder high around shadowed areas, with standout exposures seeing chest to overhead+ surf by late in the day.