Central America

Report Date: Wed. October 7, 2015
By Forecaster: Austin Gendron: austin@globalsurfreports.com

Tropical Conditions:
No tropical cyclones at this time

Swell Forecast:
More long-period S-SSW (180-210) swell builds to a peak Thursday/Friday, with another larger 19 to 20-second pulse arriving Friday.  Swell should peak Friday and Saturday with 4-6 feet of deep water swell with long 16 to 17 second periods.  These overlapping pulses should help increasing surf through the end of the week. Standouts are likely to be running head high to well overhead.  A few deepwater breaks may be seeing double overhead-double overhead+ set waves.

A larger system that moved out from south of New Zealand this past weekend was able to generate 35 to 40 foot seas (mostly zonal), before falling apart as the system moves S-SSW of Tahiti over the next couple days.  There are a couple of reinforcing systems trailing it though and we could be looking at a solid pulse of SSW-SW (200-220) with long 21-23 second periods arriving late on the 10th and building to a peak on the 12th/13th.  The storm was a bit further away from the region, which could mean the 3-5 foot peak mid-next week could bring more moderate to plus sized surf (head high to well overhead) but the long-periods will help focal spots continue to see set waves running double overhead-double overhead+ still.

Further out, another strong system moves out from under New Zealand mid week, generating 25-30 foot seas (downgraded from last week), will move east with a second front following through the second half of the week as the system moves south of Tahiti. This could mean another solid SSW-SW (200-215) pulse arriving on the 14th with 21 second forerunners, building to a peak on the 16th/17th.

Beyond that, the long-rang models show another stronger system emerging from out from under New Zealand keeping the trend going later in the week.  This complex low could have a few shortwaves moving around it, helping produce a sizable pulse for around the 18th/19th.  Another reinforcing system could follow it early next week too, helping to increase consistency and size for the peak of the swell, as well as extend its life a little longer.  Stay tuned.

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Weekly Outlook:
Wednesday the 7th wave heights should hold in the head high to well overhead range, potentially bigger late in the day as more long-period swell starts to fill in.

Thursday the 8th SSW energy peaks bringing head high to well overhead surf to standouts, with potential for larger set waves in the double overhead-double overhead+ range at focal spots.

Friday the 9th the swell mix tops out with head high to well overhead+ surf.  Bigger set waves in the double overhead-double overhead+ range at top breaks.

Saturday the 10th SSW energy eases a little bit but should continue to generate head high to well overhead surf at standouts.

Sunday the 11th very long-period SW (210-220) builds through the day helping to maintain head high to well overhead surf at standouts.

Monday the 12th SW swell peaks with 19 second periods.  Standouts are likely to be running head high to well overhead, with potential for larger double overhead+ surf at top SW swell magnets.

Tuesday the 13th the peak of the swell holds, with standouts running head high to well overhead+.