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Playa Colorado, September 2018

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Glassy
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Messy
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Messy
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean

Panga Drops, September 2018

Panga Drops: Overhead, Glassy

Playa Colorado, September 2017

Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Santana, September 2017

Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Glassy
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Glassy

Playa Colorado, September 2016

Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean

Playgrounds, September 2016

Playgrounds: Head High, Clean
Playgrounds: Head High, Clean

Playa Santana, September 2016

Playa Santana: Head High, Clean

Popoyo, September 2016

Popoyo: Overhead, Clean
Popoyo: Double Overhead, Clean

Popoyo Outer Reef, September 2016

Popoyo Outer Reef: Double Overhead, Clean

Lance's Left, September 2016

Lance's Left: Head High, Clean

Panga Drops, September 2016

Panga Drops: Head High, Clean

Playa Colorado, September 2015

Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean

Panga Drops, September 2015

Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean

Playa Colorado, September 2014

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanGood start to the month and plenty of swell on the radar with the first expected to arrive Sept 5th. September can be a rainy month and higher chance of onshore wind. The forecast is indicating the winds to be light and variable from the 7th through to the middle of the month.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmaller today, Wednesday. 19 second south westerly expected to start filling in tomorrow or Friday. Perfect sunshine and light offshore breeze.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSolid overhead surf, wall to wall sunshine and light offshores all day. Swell will pick up tomorrow and through the weekend. Weather conditions expected to remain fine. Weds thru Friday next week could see stormy conditions and onshore wind. Sept 16th - 20th looking promising with strong SW swell coinciding with good weather.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanConsistent overhead surf on 19 second south westerly. Swell peaking out today Friday but should hold high through the weekend. Next week looking moderate at best with threat of stormy weather and onshore winds second half of the week. Tuesday 16th showing arrival of a 19 second SSW accompanied by fair weather that will deliver 5-star surf from Tuesday 16th through the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanPerfect glass early morning and stayed good throughout the day. Upcoming week should hold head high and may get small next weekend. Weather conditions looking good through the upcoming fiestas patrias...
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanPlenty of energy lingering on tail end of swell; Colorados steady head high plus and clean morning to night.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSize holding up on tail end of swell, 1mph offshores and once again perfect weather. Looking promising the rest of the week. Could get small over the weekend. Potent swell coming Monday 15th peaking out Tuesday 16th/ Wednesday 17th. Weather expected to cooperate...
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSolid head high once again and perfect weather. Looking good through the rest of the week...
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSeems to have picked up from yesterday. Light offshore winds, sunshine, steady head high+
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmaller today but once again the weather couldn't be better. Heavy swell due in Monday expected to be accompanied by decent weather. Won't drop below shoulder high through the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean2-3ft, clean. Isolated thunderstorms, showers.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanColorados not quite doing it this morning. Strong rips and mostly closed out. This swell is expected to peak out tomorrow and hold decent size through Thursday; conditions will likely improve tomorrow/ Wednesday after it peaks. Sept 20th - 30th not looking good with weak swell and high probability of onshore wind.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanCranking again today with 18 second south westerly still pounding in. 5mph offshore breeze, clear skies & sunshine.
Playa Colorado: Double Overhead, CleanDraining barrels mid tide dropping this morning at Colorados. Next week looking small. Thumping 21 second south westerly expected to hit October 1st, however the forecast is calling for light onshore wind for the duration of this swell. Often onshore wind appearing at the end of the long range switch to prevailing offshore as the dates draw closer.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanColorados on fire, again. This weekend through next weekend not expected to be much good on the swell front and weather likely to go downhill midweek next (Sept 24th) for a few days. The long range picture showing marked improvement; latest model is calling for fair weather and light offshore breeze to accompany the arrival of macking 21 second swell expected in on October 1st...
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanPrefect 4-5ft non-stop barrels on both left and right. Light offshore winds, sunshine. Could get stormy next week.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanStormy last night, lumpy early. Cleaned up mid morning and wind swung back onshore after lunch. Not much swell on the radar next week and weather forecast looking stormy. Sunday, Sept 28th the weather is expected to improve and stay good for 18 second southerly due in that day. Wednesday, October 1st a more powerful 20 second south westerly arrives and is expected to deliver a solid 5 days of huge surf against backdrop of fair weather and light offshore wind...
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanShoulder high, glassy.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanStorms cleared briefly giving a few hours of clean, fun surf middle of the day. Heavy rain.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall and winds just managing to hold light offshore in spite of generally stormy conditions.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanMessy and not much energy left in it. October forecast is now reaching the middle of the month and looking excellent. Expecting consistent 5* conditions through the first half of the month...
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, StormyOn the messy side with onshore winds this morning, but cleared up as the day went on. Shoulder to head high, peaky.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanShoulder to head high high, bigger on sets. Perfect weather and light offshores.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSolid head high, great form and glassy for the morning session with the tide high. Several swells due in over the next couple of weeks and weather is forecast to remain good throughout. Model currently hinting at onshores from Oct 12th for a week to 10 days.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean4-5ft perfection mostly on the right. 20 second southwesterly expected in sometime tomorrow, Wednesday 1st. Thursday 2nd through Monday 6th next week will hold head high+ against backdrop of perfect weather. Wednesday 8th a 16 second pulse fills in and will keep the rhythm through to the 12th when things are expected to go downhill as the ITCZ passes us by.

Panga Drops, September 2014

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanFun shoulder to headhigh at Panga Drops. Several swells on the way, looking good through the middle of the month.
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanHead high plus and empty lineup today at Panga Drops.
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanSets pushing double overhead and good form on 19 second south westerly.
Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanDay broke to heavy swell, but messy with light onshore wind and rain. The weather cleared mid morning on falling tide giving way to classic Panga Drops from 9am. This swell is expected to peak out tomorrow and hold decent size through Thursday.
Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanConsistent overhead, light offshores. Sunshine.
Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanHeavy swell has every break up the coast pumping; a lot of fun today up the end of the beach at Los Perros point!! Should hold head high+ tomorrow Friday and will loose energy during the weekend. Swell outlook not great and high probability of unsettled weather especially toward the end of the week 24th, 25th and next weekend. The long range picture has improved marginally. Current model is indicating offshores for the arrival of the 21 second October 1st swell...
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanPanga Drops area (out front Mark & Dave's) doing best impression of Colorados this morning. Unsettled weather on the way.

Popoyo, September 2014

Popoyo: Head High, CleanClean, consistent head high. Both lefts and rights working.

Playa Colorado, September 2013

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall start to the new month and nothing of note on the forecast.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall waves again but very clean with zero wind. Heavy rain showers.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanWaves to be had at Panga Drops; too small at Colorados. Sunshine and showers. Forecast calling for onshore winds to get set in.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanNot only small, but wind was onshore too. No relief in sight through the end of the long range forecast.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanBeautiful day with scattered rain showers. Small but fun surf with glassy conditions at dawn; wind drifted onshore midday reaching 10-15mph mid afternoon. Thunderstorms and heavy rain though the night.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSmall and onshore.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, MessyHeavy rain thorough the night gave for a brown water wake up. Barely any swell. Winds onshore. Nicaragua, what's going on??!?
Playa Colorado: Waist High, MessyBeautiful day -- but no waves. Seriously, was FLAT. And the wind was onshore.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, RoughNice day, no waves. Again.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanOnshore wind BUT there's swell. Should see shoulder to head high surf the next few days and winds expected to swing side shore. Far from good; far better than it has been September so far.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanCompared to how its been the last few weeks, today was PUMPING! (Measured on the normal Nica yardstick was, err.... crap. Shoulder high & onshore. Aug/ Sept 2013 are special.)
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanDecent swell, great weather and sideshore winds light enough through the morning not to mess up the waves. Closing out at Colorados. The right up at Los Perros working best.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall and onshore again today. Looks like we may have a quick snap of swell and offshore winds Sunday/ Monday. Onshore winds back with us Tuesday and expected to hold through the end of September. Moderate swell next week from Sunday 22nd and onshore may be light to zero.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSteady shoulder to head high. Weather good most of the day and winds holding offshore.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanVery small, barely breaking. Weather generally good with occasional rain showers. Wind varying between onshore and side onshore.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanGlassy start to the day, wind came light onshore mid morning. Thunderstorms and heavy rain early evening.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSwell strength up a notch and surf has cleaned up with the wind blowing light side shore. Forecast looking good for the next few days and appears the offshores will reestablish through the end of the month and into October.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanLumpy, small surf today but great weather and first tinglings of steady offshore wind. Forecast looking good for the first half of next week and generally positive outlook for the last week of what has been a disappointing September.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanJust when it looked as though we'd turned a corned the onshore wind strikes again. However, things are looking better on the forecast than they have in a while. Moderate swell continues through the middle of this week and wind should hold offshore. Another swell on the way next weekend arriving Sunday, Sept 29th and weather forecast decent.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanGood size. Groomed, glassy perfection.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanGood size today and weather clearing up for a run of off-season perfection. September 20th through October 10th are often regarded as off season with high risk of rain and onshore wind. This wasn't the case 2011 & 2012... and isn't the case 2013.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSmaller today, but once again perfect weather and fun conditions all day.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSmall today. But perfect, perfect weather and single digit headcount in the lineup. Make that single hand headcount.

Playa Colorado, September 2012

Playa Colorado: Double Overhead Plus, GlassyBuenas olas o BUENAS OLAS!!!!!! Bienvenidos al mes nuevo, que todos lo pasa MUY bien. Plenty of PUNCH in thumping SW thats been bathing our shores for the last 36hrs. Swell angle at 215 and 19 second period has the right PUMPING.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSwell down a notch, but definitely still on the juicy side. Good weather and light offshores. Looking OK for the rest of the week then another patch of ONSHORE and shitness through the weekend and into next week...
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanPlenty of energy but shutting down. Swells tend to get cleaner/ work better on the tail end - not so with this one. Day 1 was clean & open. Today (day 4) was junky & mostly closed out...
Playa Colorado: Chest High, GlassyNice day but TINY waves. At least the wind was OFFSHORE and looks like its going to stay offshore for the next swell due in Tuesday.
Playa Colorado: Small But Surfable, GlassySunshine, cloudless sky, light offshore wind... but no swell. Its rare that the Pacific get this calm; last time I saw it this small was almost a year ago. Sunday & Monday will remain tiny then Tuesday there should be a fresh pulse arriving. Offshores and good weather should hold up at least the next 10 days.
Playa Colorado: Small But Surfable, CleanNice weather and small waves, again. Likely to be a similar story tomorrow. Should start to pick up Wednesday and looking promising through the weekend and first half of next week. Good weather on the radar for the next seven days at least....
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanThere was supposed to be swell filling in this afternoon, but no sign of it. Waist high and messy through the afternoon with sideshore wind. Hopefully tomorrow we'll see the turnaround...
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanThe forecast got it right this time - the sun was out and good surf all day. The offshore got kinda strong midday, but not so strong it messed up the waves. Looks like it'll stay fun tomorrow and through the weekend...
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyGood bit of juice to it and once again perfect weather. The swell we're enjoying at the moment looks set to fade tomorrow Friday, but will be replaced by a stronger secondary pulse from the same direction over the weekend. Should get big Sunday. Dry weather & sunshine likely to hold up until midweek next.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanHad some sick shots for today's report including one of the best barrels of the year. Double overhead right, Lester super deep, disappeared & SPAT out. Unfortunately, Miguelito DELETED the photos we had lined up for the report!!! So here's the best of the rest.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSwell strength has increased and with it so have the rip currents which were nasty on the low tide. Got fun mid morning as the tide filled and the offshore kicked in.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanGood start to the day, got breezy midday then glassed off for a second 5* session in the afternoon. The offshore winds are forecast to hold up for the rest of the month but no significant swell showing yet.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, MessyGood weather again, but small waves and light onshore wind.
Playa Colorado: Head High, GlassyHeavy rain through the night cleared early morning, leaving a tree bobbing about in the line up. New swell filling in already and, once again, perfect weather with clear skies and light offshore wind.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanBlue skies, light offshore wind. Sets coming in head high but generally waist to shoulder. Not many people about.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSets chest to head high, good weather.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanMore wind and more waves; moderate offshore breeze was white capping out to sea. Swung round side shore through the middle part of the day so was best early morning and late afternoon. Shoulder to head high. Sunshine all day :)
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanFun day with more swell and less wind than yesterday. With the swell coming in at 220 degrees most of the action was on the right today.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyPerfect weather was the backdrop to perfect waves today. Almost zero wind against super clean & consistent South Westerly.

Panga Drops, September 2012

Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanColorados a mess right now - rippy, closed out... just not happening. BUT there's always Panga Drops!! Located 3 minutes walk along the beach from Colorados, Panga Drops might just as well be a secret spot for the amount of people that surf it.

Popoyo, September 2011

Popoyo: Double Overhead Plus, CleanNot quite doing it on the outside reef (at least while I was there), but some juice coming in on the inside. Sets quite far apart w/ 20 minute intervals and varied in strength. XXL on the stronger pulses.

Popoyo Outer Reef, September 2011

Popoyo Outer Reef: Double Overhead Plus, CleanGood form on strong south westerly swell, but no takers.

Playa Colorado, September 2011

Playa Colorado: Chest High, GlassyThe offshore wind is back with us and looking like the weather will be more settled this week than it was through the last. Small to moderate swell, occasional overhead sets.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanThe swell picked up a bit since yesterday giving some fun waves both on the left and right. Sunny day, gentle offshore breeze. Not many people about.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanNew swell due in tomorrow, but looks like the weather may be getting unsettled until midweek. Still, we've had it good for the last five days and this morning was no exception with plenty of fun waves coming in.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanNot great, but as the wind was supposed to be onshore this morning I won't complain. This latest swell hasn't done much, occasional head high sets but generally small.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, GlassySimilar to yesterday - light offshore breeze, clear skies early getting cloudy mid morning. 2 to 3 ft waves, glassy.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanMore swell than yesterday, but still on the small side with forecast showing 3ft at 13 seconds. Nice weather, light offshore through the morning. Swung onshore through the afternoon and clouded over.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanOccasional head high sets appearing, but generally small. Sunny day and the wind is offshore.
Playa Colorado: Small But Surfable, CleanThe sun's out and the wind is offshore - but the waves remain tiny. Should be a fresh pulse arriving later today or tonight.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanFun afternoon barrel session. Head high waves, hardly anyone about. Stunning lightening views out beyond Los Perros headland. Silky smooth!

Panga Drops, September 2010

Panga Drops: Head High, CleanBoth lefts and rights working nicely this morning on the falling tide.

Playa Colorado, September 2010

Playa Colorado: Chest High, GlassySeveral peaks working well this morning on a small south westerly. Sunny day with gentle offshore breeze.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanPlenty of swell at the moment and the wind has obliged (at least momentarily) by swinging offshore. Pushing double overhead on the biggest sets. Not many people about.