The Pacific storm Blanca is being blamed for high seas along the Pacific coast. The tropical storm made landfall at the tip of Baja California early today. Another weather system has created choppy seas around Isla del Coco, according to ocean experts at the Universidad de Costa Rica.
Meanwhile in Jacó rescue workers are in search of the body of a U.S. tourist who got in trouble in the surf Sunday.
High seas are expected to continue along the Pacific coast at least through Tuesday, said the Centro de Investigación en Ciencias del Mar y Limnología of the Universidad de Costa Rica.