Central America

Report Date: Wed. August 24, 2016
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
We've got low pressure developing about 350 miles off the coast of Manzanillo, MX right now.  It's looking more organized, and the current environment is looking good for strengthening.  The system is going to be on a W-WNW track though moving quickly at 10 to 15 mph.  That means that it's going to be heading away from Central Mexico as it likely becomes a tropical cyclone.  Global models show the system strengthen more once out of the realm of generating swell for the region.

Swell Forecast:
Easing S-SSW (185-210) and some new SW (215-225) building to a peak Friday.  All in all we're going to continue to see around 3 feet of deepwater swell maintaining through the end of the work week.  Wave heights should be running waist to head high along the exposed coast through the week for most of the exposed coast.

New SSW-SW (200-215) arrives over the weekend from the French Polynesia/Pitcairn Is. system.  The new swell should arrive Saturday, building more Sunday potentially bringing some better moderate sized surf to the region over the weekend.  Current estimates are for chest to overhead+ waves at standouts during the peak of the swell Sunday.  It is supposed to be around 4 feet of deepwater swell though with periods around 15 seconds.  That means potential for some set waves going a couple feet overhead to several feet overhead.  Size will ease through the first part of next week.

Beyond that, we're looking mostly background swell next week, and through the end of the month.  Keeping an eye on pulses due Wednesday and Thursday, but they won't be all that big.  Nothing really that exciting, but should be surfable at least. Stay tuned.

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Weekly Outlook:
Wednesday the 24th Wave heights hold in the waist to head high range.

Thursday the 25th wave heights hold in the waist to head high range at SW exposures.

Friday the 26th wave heights continue running waist to head high.

Saturday the 27th SSW-SW swell starts to build, and could bring some more punchy surf in the chest to head high+ range, potentially a little bigger late in the day.

Sunday the 28th the SSW-SW sis supposed to peak with chest to overhead+ surf at standouts.  Deepwater breaks could be seeing set waves going a couple feet overhead or a little bigger.

Monday the 29th SSW-SW energy starts to back a little bit.  Wave heights should be running chest high to overhead at standouts.

Tuesday the 30th wave heights back off into the waist to head high range at standouts.