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Playa Colorado, October 2017

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

Panga Drops, October 2017

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean

Popoyo, October 2017

Popoyo: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Santana, October 2017

Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, October 2016

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

Panga Drops, October 2016

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

Playa Santana, October 2016

Playa Santana: Head High, Clean

Playa Colorado, October 2015

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

Popoyo, October 2015

Popoyo: Head High, Clean
Popoyo: Overhead, Clean
Popoyo: Head High, Clean

Popoyo Outer Reef, October 2015

Popoyo Outer Reef: Double Overhead, Clean
Popoyo Outer Reef: Overhead, Clean

Playa Colorado, October 2014

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanBienvenidos, octubre! Looks like the trend of perfect early October surf will continue this year. Mid Oct often sees the winds swing onshore for up to 10 days accompanied by heavy rain. Yesterdays forecast was indicating this to me the case. Looking at it today, the situation through the middle part of the month (12th - 20th) is showing an improvement. The next week will be 5* head high+.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanOctober perfection day #2... head high and glassy.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanOctoberfest day #3... Fun once again, big swell expected in later today/ tomorrow will hold good size through all of next week.
Playa Colorado: Double Overhead, CleanFresh swell giving groomed XXL today at Colorados. Weather couldn't be better. Clear skies, light offshore breeze.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanColorados on fire again today, 6th day straight. Should hold head high+ the rest of the week. Next week week expected to be small from Sunday 12th. High probability of stormy conditions and onshore wind from the 15th.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSolid head high, perfect weather conditions. Enjoy it while it lasts. There's a lull approaching from Sunday 12th and the weather is expected to turn ugly from Oct 15th.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, GlassySize down but super clean on the tail end of the weekend swell. Should hold shoulder to head high through the rest of the week and the weekend. Looks like the October rains will be with us Monday or Tuesday next week. There's pretty much no swell on the radar the second half of the month, so doesn't look like any surf will be missed.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Glassy3-4ft, glassy perfection.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanHeavy rain though the night and at daybreak. Conditions cleared up somewhat midday although remained on the lumpy side.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanMorning sickness cleared up early giving for a glassy mid morning session. Conditions deteriorated through the afternoon as onshores strengthened.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, GlassyMessy with light onshore wind and occasional heavy rain. Onshore wind and rain expected to dominate for the next ten days or so. The last week of October the situation improves with the winds swinging back offshore and the arrival of a 17 second SSW swell on Friday October 25th.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, MessyWeak swell, wind from the south. Messy.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, MessySmall and messy with light onshore wind for the opening of the Oakley retailers event.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSunshine and light offshore winds back with us today, but not expected to last. Weak swell and unsettled weather will be back with us next week and through the weekend. Expected to improve toward the end of the month around the 26th or 27th.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, GlassyThe winds surprised us again today, managing to stay offshore in spite of onshore forecast. Not much by way of swell, but a few fun ones to be had.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanLight onshores early, improved midday. Barely any swell but some fun ones to be had from time to time. No hope on the horizon with onshore wind and weak swell dominating through to the end of the forecast.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, StormySmall and onshore.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, StormySmall and onshore.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, StormyGreat weather, surf once again small. Winds light and variable - generally onshore.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanOffshores back on. Good size and form on 14 second SSW.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSolid head high, clean, perfect weather! The weather has stabilized and onshores dominating again through to the end of the long range.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSolid head high, looking fun for the rest of the week. Perfect weather, light offshores.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSwell down, generally shoulder high with occasional head high set coming in. Perfect weather conditions once again with clear skies and light offshores.

Panga Drops, October 2014

Panga Drops: Head High, CleanOctober perfection day #3... Panga Drops pumping!
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanNo wind, glassy fun at Panga Drops.

Popoyo Outer Reef, October 2014

Popoyo Outer Reef: Overhead, CleanOuter reef firing... no takers.

Popoyo, October 2014

Popoyo: Overhead, CleanQuiet line up, perfect weather. Both lefts and rights working.

Playa Santana, October 2014

Playa Santana: Shoulder High, CleanBeautiful afternoon, consistent shoulder to head high surf and postcard sunset.
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, CleanShoulder to head high and glassy. More of the same expected through the weekend. No significant swell on the horizon. Swell picture looking bleak with current model indicating it will go from small to flat Nov 14th - 20th.

Playa Colorado, October 2013

Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanOff season perfection! Long range forecast showing several swells tracking toward us, due to arrive in early October. Weather forecast calm, predominantly offshore winds expected.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanA decidedly pleasant start to the month that has become synonymous with torrential rains and storms. Both the surf and weather forecasts looking promising (very promising) through until the middle of the month.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanHead high, glassy perfection straight out from The Wave Garden.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanShoulder to head high off-season fun. Looking good through the weekend. The early part of next week looks solid and will improve Thursday 9th or Friday 10th with the arrival of an 18 second pulse from the SW.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanNot quite happening today with the wind onshore and heavy rain from passing storms. Forecast is indicating conditions to improve tomorrow and through next week.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSwell swung back through south and increased in strength opening up the left. Glassy conditions first thing with no wind. 2 to 3mph offshores sparked up mid morning; keeping it clean for the rest of the day.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSmall and clean today. Light offshores, sunshine. Should be getting bigger midweek and peaking out over the weekend. Good weather expected to hold.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanShoulder high and clean. Swell veered south westerly; left and rights coming in in equal measure.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean4-5ft, light offshores, sunshine. Oscar behind the lens for the water shots.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanClean 5ft, light offshores and great weather. Off-season Nica perfection.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean2013 off-season October has followed the trend of the past few years; delivering mostly offshore wind, decent/ good surf conditions and uncrowded line ups. Prognosis not so great the second half of the month with less swell and more onshore wind expected.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmaller today, overcast. Wind onshore after midday.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanConsistent 4-5ft, clean surf & clear skies. Empty line up half the day; lots going unridden today.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanStrong start to the week, but recent good conditions not expected to last. Weds, Thurs looking small. Friday, the weekend and next week hard to call. There's a decent background swell period in the 13 to 15 second range but small height. Weather could become unsettled from Thursday 17th.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanPerfect 4-5ft glassiness all day. Looking small through the rest of the week. Long range forecast unsettled.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSmall today, will pick up for the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanGlassy and small early became onshore and messy mid morning. Heavy downpours from passing storms.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanClear skies, consistent 3-4ft. Fun today. There's a few days of bad weather lurking at the end of the long range forecast; looks like the close of the 2013 rains will happen sometime in the first half of November.
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean2-3ft, glassy
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanPerfect, 3-4ft glassy barrels. More south in it opening up the lefts.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSimilar southerly conditions but more juice to it today. 4-5ft, consistent. Looking good though the rest of the week.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSmall and clean.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall and clean. Long range forecast is improving. Looking good now thorough the end of the month.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSwell angle has veered SW, so more action on the right today at Colorados. 3-4ft, consistent, clean.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSmall again today, but super clean and nobody in the lineup most of the day.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, Clean2-3ft, glassy.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall and glassy again; super slick micro barrels. Conditions looking OK through the week ahead but could take a turn for the worse come the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSwell coming in a touch stronger today. Generally 3-4ft with some bigger sets coming in from time to time. Once again perfect, perfect weather with the lightest of offshore wind.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanGood size, great weather, perfect form & quiet lineup. Adios October 2013 - you've been good to us.

Panga Drops, October 2013

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanHad some grunt to it today, giving steady head high plus surf at Panga Drops. Great weather still with us, but this looks set to change from the weekend and through next week. Current models predicting light onshore wind until about November 10th.

Playa Colorado, October 2012

Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSome decent lumps still lingering off the past swell, but generally small. Clear skies and light offshores. Looks like it will stay small the next few days and the wind will come onshore. There's a significant swell due in Sept 26th and looks like the offshores will cooperate.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanMore juice today and consistent. Chest to head high, light offshore wind and sunshine.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, MessyBienvenidos al mes nuevo - October... the SCARY MONTH!! October is known to be the worst month of the year; lets see how it turns out. Admittedly, not a great start with light onshore and weak swell. But there's hope, A LOT OF HOPE... there are several swells tracking toward us and the wind is due to be back offshore tomorrow. All the wind arrows are pointing in the correct direction through the long range.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanAs forecast the Offshore is back with us and expected to hold. Forerunners of of tomorrow's swell staring to appear. Looking SO good for the rest of the week!!! October, I LOVE YOU!
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanConsistent, overhead surf and perfect weather. Zero crowd factor now we're into the heart of the Off-Season. Just Lenin & Lester out there today.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanDay three of this latest swell and its still coming STRONG. Perfect weather, light offshore wind.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSwell angle has backed off a few degrees opening up more rights. Clear skies and light offshore wind. All day. Again.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanAnother day of OFF-SEASON perfection. Sunshine, offshore wind and chunky waves coming in on tail end of SSW swell. Fresh pulse due in tomorrow. WTF?!?!?!
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanWith the last swell still lingering in the water, the next one is already in to replace it. This time its a Southerly. Lefts, anyone??!?!?
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassySoutherly swell has veered SSW lighting up both the lefts & rights. Once again, perfect weather and light offshore wind. Moderate cross shore wind midday, so was best early morning and late afternoon.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanStorms and heavy rain though the night and a lumpy start to the day. Light offshore wind established through the morning and cleaned it up. Fun waves throughout the day with most of the action on the left. 8x turtle eggs hatched out front Casa Luminiosa and made it to the ocean just as the sun was setting.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanHead high, clean, sunny day, light offshore wind... Let the good times roll :)
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanYet another day of great weather, ZERO crowding and head high, clean surf. Looks set to improve for the weekend with a fresh pulse of 17 second energy due in tomorrow. Mon/ Tues next week threatening light onshores.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanMore punch to it today and should be further strengthening through the weekend. Good weather expected to last through Tuesday when a chunky 18 second SW will come in as the current one fades. Onshores threatening from Tuesday, to coincide with the arrival of the new swell.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassySlight increase in size and consistency to start the weekend. Surprisingly good early on the low tide and got a little messy midday with side shore wind and back wash.
Playa Colorado: Head High, GlassyThe swell peaked out Saturday afternoon, but there were plenty of fun ones still coming through Sunday. Hollow early morning session on the low tide and got meatier as the tide came in through the morning. Steep beach getting back washy around high.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, GlassyMaking the most of the last day of what has been a 6 week+ run of perfect weather and mostly decent swell. The forecast from tomorrow through the end of the long range is for weak swell, onshore wind and rain.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, RoughOnshore wind & heavy rain. Slight improvement in the weather/ wind mid morning and some of the locals paddles out. Forecast indicating the ONSHORES will be predominant until the end of the month.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, MessyWet start to the day and overcast once again with light onshore wind. Some energy in the water and surf conditions got OK momentarily midday as the winds drifted offshore for a few hours.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, MessyThere was no wind today, so the conditions stayed lumpy all day after the nighttime storms. Not much swell. Nothing of interest showing on the long range with the wind arrows predominantly onshore for the rest of October at least.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, GlassySunny day, zero wind and tiny waves. The offshore winds could be reestablishing at the weekend but with no significant swell on the radar.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyThe peak of the swell got wasted Weds, Thurs and Fri while the wind was strong onshore. Tomorrow will be smaller and nothing of interest showing next week. The 2013 October rains started Oct 15 and ended Oct 26th.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanLight offshore breeze, sunshine all day. Barely any swell.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSunny day, light to moderate offshore breeze. Weak 15 second swell serving up about one rideable set per hour.

Panga Drops, October 2012

Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanAs small as it gets. The odd rideable wave, but never more than waist high. Offshore wind gusting up to 20mph. The forecast is showing the wind strength to increase over the next few days. Could be a early Papagayo. There's a bump in the swell at the end of the long range.
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanTiny, tiny waves today and the wind is a little stronger. There's a bump in the swell next Wednesday which coincides with what threatens be the first papagayo (gale) force wind of the dry season. Its amazing how quickly the rains stopped and the winds started. Goodbye mud, hello dust!!

Playa Colorado, October 2011

Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanThe Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse have yet to arrive. The skies have not yet blackened, the rivers are still well within their banks, the water remains blue, the wind is still wafting lazily offshore. May it continue...
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanBeautiful day again with light offshore breeze. Small waves today, should be seeing some juice midweek.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanGreat weather, light offshore wind. Small waves made up for by completely clear line ups.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanFun waves through the rising tide this morning. Light offshore breeze against 4.5ft 17 second south westerly. The left working surprisingly well considering the swell angle.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Glassy4.5ft 16 second swell coming in at 222 degrees lighting up the right perfectly. Moderate offshore breeze beginning to feel like November. Forecast not looking good for the next few weeks.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyHeavy rain before sunrise cleared up the choppiness from yesterday and new swell arriving. Fun early morning session!!
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Glass PerfectionGreat weather, strong swell and the offshore winds seem to be back with us. Shame about the crowds!!
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Glass PerfectionSunny day, light offshore breeze, perfect waves. Plenty of swell still in the water with period hitting the Colorados sweet spot. Super hollow, draining barrels both left and right. Hardly any tidal movement meaning it was GOOD ALL DAY!!
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassySunny, 10-12mph offshore breeze, 4-5ft. Nobody around.
Playa Colorado: Small But Surfable, Glass PerfectionNo wind and barely any swell giving tiny, glassy waves.

Playa Colorado, October 2010

Playa Colorado: Head High, Slightly ChoppyThe wind is blowing from the west today, which is side onshore. About head high and clean although the swell is confused. Was looking better at Panga Drops.
Playa Colorado: Head High, GlassyHead high and clean this morning with very light offshore breeze. Looks set to be good this week. Few people about.
Playa Colorado: Head High, GlassyOctober not turning out so bad after all. Chest to head high and glassy with a very light offshore breeze. Hardly anyone about as the fear mongers (myself included) scared everyone away with stories of Scary October Rains.
Playa Colorado: Head High, Glass PerfectionSmaller than it has been, but another perfect October day. Not a breath of wind, generally head high, overhead on the sets, glassy. 5 people in the water at 8am with the tide coming in. Today is day SEVENTEEN in this run of perfect October waves which looks due to end Tuesday
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyTail end of strong South Westerly swell working its way through. Generally overhead, pushing double overhead on the sets. Blue skies, gentle offshore breeze.
Playa Colorado: Head High, Glass PerfectionGenerally head high, occasionally a little bigger. Light offshore breeze. All peaks working. Sunny day.

Panga Drops, October 2010

Panga Drops: Overhead, GlassyLow tide was giving a good left and right at Panga Drops this morning. Bigger than Colorados, but the shifty peak makes it hard to be in the right spot when the sets come through. Overhead and clean.
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanConsistent, head high with a moderate offshore breeze. One person in the water.