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Panga Drops, January 2022

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

Playa Colorado, January 2022

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

Playa Santana, January 2022

Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, January 2021

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

Panga Drops, January 2021

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Stormy
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: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Stormy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean

Panga Drops, January 2020

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

Aposentillo, January 2020

Aposentillo: Head High, Clean

Playa Colorado, January 2020

Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean

Panga Drops, January 2019

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

Playa Colorado, January 2019

Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean

Panga Drops, January 2018

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

Playa Colorado, January 2018

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean

Popoyo, January 2018

Popoyo: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Santana, January 2018

Playa Santana: Head High, Clean

Gigante, January 2018

Gigante: Shoulder High, Messy
Gigante: Head High, Clean

Panga Drops, January 2017

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

Playa Santana, January 2017

Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, January 2017

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

Popoyo, January 2017

Popoyo: Shoulder High, Clean
Popoyo: Shoulder High, Clean
Popoyo: Head High, Clean
Popoyo: Shoulder High, Clean

Lance's Left, January 2017

Lance's Left: Shoulder High, Clean

Panga Drops, January 2016

Panga Drops: Overhead, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Waist High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Waist High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Overhead, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Stormy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, January 2016

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

Playa Santana, January 2016

Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean

Panga Drops, January 2015

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Stormy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Stormy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Waist High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder 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
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: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, January 2014

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanBienvenidos al año nuevo! Small start to the new year...
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall but just about surfable. Waist to shoulder high at best. Wind 20mph+.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanShoulder high, breezy.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanNot much going on today, again.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanAnkle snappers once again, so took to playing on the beach
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSmall and closed out. Supposed to be some swell due in later today or tomorrow.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanCalm start to the day but soon got breezy. Set waves coming in head high today. Winds moderate to strong offshore through the end of the long range.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanOnce again, small & windy.

Panga Drops, January 2014

Panga Drops: Head High, CleanWaist high at best. Nothing on the forecast.
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanPanga Drops showing a bit of life. Occasional head high set. Nothing happening at Colorados.
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanTiny
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanExcitement of the day provided courtesy of two large sharks I spotted swimming beneath me at Panga Drops this morning. Thankfully they showed little interest.
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanIntense fish activity in close to the beach. One hit me square in the side of the head as I paddled along trying to decide if I was watching at a shark beneath me or the reflection of a cloud. WHACK! Funny, after spotting sharks you see them everywhere for the next few days...
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanSmall and windy. Unseasonable afternoon showers.
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanFlat, breezy. Rain showers again in the afternoon.
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanSmall waves again and strong wind. Intense bird and fish activity!
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanMore of the same, small waves & wind. Wind will remain moderate to strong this week and next. Some swell showing due in Weds and looking OK toward the end of next week.
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanJanuary doing its thing... Small. Windy.
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanSmall bump in the swell giving occasional ripable waves. Winds strong, water cooling down.
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanShoulder high, breezy.
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanAnkle high waves. Watching the howler monkeys much more entertaining.
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanSmall and windy. Been like this a long time, long range not holding much promise.
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean

Gigante, January 2014

Gigante: Shoulder High, CleanLight wind early got stronger mid morning and stayed that way the rest of the day. Tiny waves once again but some fun to be had.

Playa Santana, January 2014

Playa Santana: Head High, Clean

Playa Colorado, January 2013

Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanBIENVENIDOS A 2013! Welcome to 2013! Who knows what this year has in store for us... El Niño? I doubt it; 2012 was El Niño. La Niña? I hope not, too much onshore wind. One thing for sure is it was a funky start to the year with rain showers putting a literal dampener on the bonfires up and down the coast through the night. The waves this morning were bigger than expected (I thought it would be flat) and plenty of wind. Swell on the way for the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanLight offshores and although small there were waves. Period up to 17 seconds for the swell due in Saturday; hoping for some head high surf off that...
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSome strong gusts but generally not too windy today, Friday. Swell is due to start filling in tonight. Fun waves the last few days considering it was supposed to be flat.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSouth Westerly swell filled in early morning, Saturday, lighting up the right out front Altos de Colorado. The current swell should last through the rest of the weekend and maybe Monday. Not much on the radar for the rest of next week.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanPlenty of energy in the water, but the angle seems to have backed a few degrees - not enough south in it to open up the left; not enough west in it to get the right going. There were some nuggets, both on the left and the right, but most were somewhere in between and closed out.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanWeak swell giving waist high waves. Awkward swell angle means it was generally closed out again today. Nothing of interest showing on the forecast through the end of the long range.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, MessySmall, messy (the wind had a lot of east in it today making for more side than offshore conditions) and mostly closed out. Nothing to get excited about on the forecast.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanLess wind and small, clean conditions today. Some fun waves coming in on both the left and the right.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanStrong Papagayo winds today; small and mostly blown out, minor damage to property and snapped trees. Gale force winds due to subside for the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanPapagayo winds shrieked through the night causing moderate damage to some properties, snapping trees and intermittent power outages. Unseasonal rain shower in the afternoon sparked a perfect rainbow. Strong winds are characteristic of Jan/ Feb weather - especially when the El Niño climate is/ has been in effect.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanLight to moderate offshores, consistent waist high waves both on the left & right. Underlying swell due to linger at 12 - 15 seconds mostly from SSW to SW. Surf expected to be small and clean all week.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSlight increase in swell today and offshores moderate at 12-17mph. The waves should improve for the weekend, but stronger winds are threatening Saturday through Tuesday.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanMore south in the swell today opening up the left. Shoulder to head high, light offshores.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSlight increase in wave size on weak 15 second pulse. General improvement in conditions; more westerly (215 degrees) swell angle opening up a few rights. Strong winds threatening for the weekend and swell angle expected to back to SSW (205 degrees). Not looking good for the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanFun small wave session on the left today.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, GlassyStrong wind, no swell.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, GlassyOnce again tiny waves and howling gales.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, GlassyWind blowing even harder today and almost no waves. Cold water from upwelling. Monkeys all over the place -- even in the Maxi Pali car park in Rivas.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanLess wind today and some small bumps coming in. There's finally light at the end of the tunnel with lighter winds and a 16 second swell due in Tuesday next week.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanStrong winds and small waves again today, Wednesday. Things looking better next week with winds expected to reduce Tuesday, Jan 29th in time for an 16 second pulse coming in from the south west.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanNo let up in the strong winds. More swell today; fun micro-barrel session. The forecast for next week has changed; the swell is still coming, but the winds which were forecast to weaken will stay moderate to strong.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanGood size and form today in spite of strong wind. The current swell should give us OK waves Sunday and maybe Monday before getting bigger early next week on a 17 second pulse expected Tuesday. No let up forecast in the wind.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanLess consistent than yesterday and more wind. Good size on the sets.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSolid head high to overhead, perfect right handers. Moderate wind holding up the faces a little but all in all a fun, fun day. Looking good through the end of the week.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSmaller today and strong winds continue. Wave-of-the-day went to local Carlos; keeping his newly styled Afro dry whilst getting deep inside a small but perfectly formed right...
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanGood size again today and not too much wind. Consistent on both the left and the right.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSmall, mostly closed out. Weak swell and strong winds expected the first few days of February.

Panga Drops, January 2013

Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanStrong wind, but fun high tide sessions happening at Panga Drops the last few days!!
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanFun session at Panga Drops early. Mid morning the waves were looking OK, but too much wind.

Playa Colorado, January 2012

Playa Colorado: Chest High, Slightly ChoppyStrong wind and small swell continues. Early morning and late afternoon it would have been OK if it weren't for the full tide.
Playa Colorado: Completely Flat, Glass PerfectionTiny waves today and nobody surfing, so here's a Village Life report instead...
Playa Colorado: Completely Flat, GlassyNothing happening on the beach today (except some girls taking photos of each other...)and nothing on the forecast until the end of next week. Completely flat at Colorados. Occasional rideable wave at Panga Drops, but tiny.

Panga Drops, January 2012

Panga Drops: Chest High, CleanIn spite of the strong winds there was some fun to be had at Panga Drops today. First January rainbow I've ever seen!!
Panga Drops: Chest High, Slightly ChoppyThe Papagayo hasn't and according to the forecast won't let up, more January rains. Some OK waves at Panga Drops, Colorados closed out.
Panga Drops: Chest High, CleanJanuary rains known locally as "Las Pintas" continue. These rains are no good for agriculture and actually cause normal dry season produce (mangos, jocotes, pipians) to rot fast. The surf still sucks...
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanWith torrential rain though the night, a grey start to the day and light offshore winds its feeling more like May or June at the moment. Colorados not doing much early, but Panga Drops churning up some fun ones. Head high on the sets and clean.
Panga Drops: Chest High, Slightly ChoppyThe swell's down from yesterday, but some OK waves still coming through at Panga Drops. Light offshore. Scattered showers, some heavy.
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean2-3ft, light offshore breeze. Sunny!!

Playa Santana, January 2012

Playa Santana: Chest High, CleanPeaky high tide micro-barrel session over at Santana. Makeable barrel sections coming through both on the left and right.

Panga Drops, January 2011

Panga Drops: Double Overhead Plus, Rough But SurfableUnseasonably strong southern swell. Some sick waves, not many takers.
Panga Drops: Head High, CleanGood waves on the low tide this morning at Panga Drops. Head high, occasionally overhead. 20mph wind kicked up mid-morning putting a bit of a dampener on things.

Playa Colorado, January 2011

Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanDidn't feel much like January today at Colorados with a light wind and a strong swell. Even the turtles were getting washed up.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanLight offshore breeze, pushing double overhead on the sets.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanThird day in a run of unseasonably good January waves. Light offshore breeze, juicy.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSmall and fun this morning. Overcast at dawn with light offshore breeze. Generally chest high with occasional overhead sets.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanLight to moderate side offshore breeze, occasional overhead sets
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSome good waves in the morning as the tail end of the weekend swell worked its way through. Nothing much happening in the afternoon.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanBlue skies & sunny day with light side-offshore breeze. Occasional overhead waves off consistent 14 second swell.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanSome good swell, but very low tide early morning before the wind.

Playa Rosada, January 2011

Playa Rosada: Chest High, Slightly ChoppyAlthough the tide was too high the photos give an idea of how this thick lipped, elliptical barrel of a wave starts to crank. I'll be keeping more of an eye on Rosada in the future, so hopefully I'll get some decent shots there before long.