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ISA World Surfing Games

Updated: Friday evening, August 12th (local time)

Brief Overview:  Fun size SW Southern Hemi swell continues going into the weekend, along with a little southerly windswell. Fresh SW/SSW Southern Hemi joins in by the end of the weekend, showing strongest during the second half of the day. Conditions are cleanest in the early mornings with light offshores, before a S/SSW sea-breeze develops for the afternoons. Winds look to ease in the evenings.

SATURDAY 13th: 3-4-5’ faces from continuing SW swell. Morning wind are light.
Swell/Surf: SW swell persists.
Wind/Weather: Light/variable to light offshore wind early trends onshore through the morning. Light+ to moderate onshore sea-breeze in the afternoon.
Tides: 7.5’ high 10:32am, 2.1’ low at 4:49pm, 6.8’ high at 11:13pm

SUNDAY 14th: 3-5’ faces from rising new SW/SSW swell mix, showing strongest in the afternoon with better sets, largest late. Morning wind are light.
Swell/Surf: SW/SSW swell combo fills in, showing most size in the afternoon.
Wind/Weather: Light/variable to light offshore wind early trends onshore through the morning. Light+ to moderate onshore sea-breeze in the afternoon.
Tides: 7.6’ high 11:31am, 1.8’ low at 5:49pm, 7.1’ high at 12:11am

Swell/Surf Outlook
SW swell (225-205) set up by storm activity moving through the Central South Pacific last week continues to roll in on Saturday with fun-zone surf getting into Jaco. Size will be in the waist-shoulder high+ range during the best stages of the tide, with occasional better sets showing.

Fresh round of SW/SSW swell picking up by the end of the  weekend, again thanks to a storm which recently moved through the Central South Pacific. The new Southern Hemi shows strongest during the afternoon, for more waist-head high surf.

Good luck!

-Chris

Chris Borg
cborg@surfline.com

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