Central America

Report Date: Fri. February 27, 2015
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
No tropical cyclones at this time

Swell Forecast:
SSW-SW (205-215) essays through the weekend mixing with some peaking NW (295-315) that should be filling in at the better exposed Central American spots.  Wave heights should be running waist to head high with standouts seeing a few overhead sets.  Size will back off a little over the weekend.

A solid system south of French Polynesia shaped up quite nicely earlier this week and had produced a solid pulse of SSW-SW (205-215) for the start of next week.  It will have 19 to 20-second forerunners arriving Monday the 2nd.  The swell will build to a peak Wednesday the 4th, with 4-6 feet of deepwater swell at 15 to 16-seconds.  Surf will likely be running overhead to double overhead, with deepwater spots reaching up to triple overhead.  Size will slowly back off through the second half of next week.

A small SW background swell will follow on the 7th.  Then about 42 hour out the models are showing the system moving N-NE south of Easter Island.  It doesn't look very powerful but does have a broad fetch, and could generate some smaller S-SW (180-220) background swell.  The swell will start out with longer 16-second periods from the SW shifting more SSW then S following the progression of the system.

Beyond that another system follows suit moving out from under New Zealand today, traversing across the southern ocean focusing most of its fetch to the NE as it passes south of Tahiti and French Polynesia.  It's another weak one, but it does manage to gain some latitude as it passes south of the Pitcairn Islands. suggesting another S-SW (180-220) pulse around the 11th.  We'll have to wait and see how these last two play out though.  In the mean time get ready for a bigger pulse mid-next week.

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Weekly Outlook:
Friday the 27th SSW-SW swell starts to ease. Wave heights should be running waist to head high+ with maybe a few more overhead waves where the NW is peaking.

Saturday the 28th SSW-SW backs off more as NW eases as well. Standouts should be running waist to head high.

Sunday the 1st, a little extra SSW-SW arrives helping maintain waist to head high surf at standouts.

Monday the 2nd new SSW-SW arrives, with wave heights jumping up into the head high to well overhead range at standouts.

Tuesday the 3rd SSW-SW energy continues to build, with standouts running overhead to double overhead.  Bigger at deepwater breaks.

Wednesday the 4th Another solid day of SSW-SW swell, with wave heights running overhead to double overhead.  Size should start to relax a little through the day.

Thursday the 5th wave heights continue to ease into the head high to well overhead range at standouts