Riptides and Waves Will be Strong Along the Pacific This Holiday Weekend

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology (Cimarron) has reported that beginning Sunday the swell will increase substantially along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, reaching heights from 2.8 to 3 meters for periods of 18 to 22 seconds.

    The peak of these waves will be between Monday and Tuesday with maximum waves (offshore) of 3 to 3.2 meters. The waves will be higher on some beaches, but especially in open water, explained Dr. Omar Lizano, coordinator
    for the Ocean Information Module of the University of Costa Rica.

    This big waves are due to storms in the Pacific south of the planet which will be sending tidal waves from the southwest, which will be arriving on Sunday.

    These storms will also influence wind low pressure systems being developed.

    This surge in the country has the potential to generate some coastal impact, especially in known places in the central and south Pacific, Caldera Beach, Blue Beach Tárcoles, Palo Seco Parrita, Playa Zancudo and Pavones.

    Such waves generate dangerous currents and rip tides, so given the greater influx of tourists on beaches for the long weekend, the public needs to take heed. Also the surf is dangerous for small boat in outlets beaches, estuaries and rivers, warns Lizano.

    For now only the North Pacific Costa Rica is dangerous for navigating small boats Sunday afternoon, but conditions could change, so it is recommended to pay attention to new information.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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