Central America

Report Date: Fri. November 21, 2014
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
No tropical cyclones at this time


Swell Forecast:
The peaking SSW-SW (205-215) should get an added pulse of S-SSW (190-210) energy through the weekend.  This will help boost wave heights into the chest to overhead range at standout southerly exposure.  Places like Costa Rica that are shadowed by the Galapagos Islands are probably going to struggle to see as much energy.

Despite more small S (180-190) energy trickling up the coast through the start of next week it looks like the overall trend is going to be down.  Most of next week the average to above average spots will be running knee to chest high+ when you add in the combination of leftovers from the weekend.

Another weak SW (210-220) should arrive late Tuesday the 25th and the 26th.  So far its looking pretty small, but could help add some consistency and a few more punchy sets in the chest to head high range through the middle of next week at the better SW exposures.

Beyond that, there's a long stretch of nothingness down in the South Pacific.  Smaller surf probably expected through the first week of December from the looks of it.  The extreme long-range forecast models do show some new activity near New Zealand late next week.  It's way too early to call, but it could mean a new SW swell arrival around the 8th of December. We'll have to wait and see how much that changes over the next week though.

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Weekly Outlook:
Friday the 21st, SSW exposures will start seeing bigger set waves filling in through the day, with standouts running waist to head high+... possibly overhead late in the day.

Saturday the 22nd, chest to overhead surf for standouts, possibly larger for better S-SSW exposures.

Sunday the 23rd, wave heights start to fade, with standouts seeing waist to head high+ surf.

Monday the 24th, standouts will ease more as more southerly energy fills in and tries to hold off the inevitable fall.  Standouts likely to be running waist to shoulder high.

Tuesday the 25th, new SW joins the mix of small background swell and leftovers, helping to maintain waist to shoulder high surf at standouts.

Wednesday the 26th new SW swell builds a little more.  Not looking like anything special, but could increase the frequency of chest to shoulder high surf at standout exposures.

Thursday the 27th SW swell peaks, with waist to head high surf at standouts.

austin@globalsurfreports.com