Costa Rica's Pacific Beaches Currently Experiencing Strong Riptides and Waves

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – This weekend beaches such as Jaco and Manuel Antonio will be influenced by low pressure systems, which increases the risk of a water accidents due to rip currents and strong waves lashing the Pacific coast.

    Omar Lizano, oceanographer at the Research Center in Marine Sciences and Limnology UCR (Cimarron) said that these waves have a height beyond the average and very strong breaks with periods from crest to crest too long, resulting in rip currents.

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    Lizano added that these waves have been reported in the beaches located from Dominical to Jaco. Nosara and Tamarindo also have waves that are hitting hard.

    The oceanographer listed several beaches that are hazardous because of this phenomenon especially because of their high visitation rates: Herradura, Bejuco, Esterillos, Palo Seco, Manuel Antonio and others located in the North Pacific such as Coco Beach, Samara, Carrillo.

    This phenomenon will last from Saturday, Sunday and into Monday. The waves are produced by storms generated in Antarctica which sends wave trains. The situation brings line surges and high winds, which produce rough seas, something dangerous for small boats.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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