SURF IN EL SALVADOR
El Salvador has point breaks gracing most of its 300km coastline. It is home to two world-class waves: Punta Roca one of the best right-hand points in the world and Punta Mango as well.
Another nice bonus, warm water all the year round ensures that you can surf in board shorts. A full rash vest is advisable for sun protection, as is decent waterproof sunscreen.
The main swell season, March to October, coincides with the rainy season. The south swells during this time can get up to 10ft – the points really come alight! The rest of the year November to February produces surfable waves so a trip here can be taken any time.
In the off season the winds are almost constantly offshore and it is perfect for beginners to improve their skill or take surf lessons with local instructors, so things are not all bad.

Surfers Feature

EL ZONTE
TECHNICAL DETAILS
• Ability Level: Beginner to advanced
• Best Tide: mid to high
• Best Swell Direction: South, SW
• Best Size: knee high to overhead
• Best Wind: East, North-East
• Bottom: Rocks/boulders
• Best Season to surf: March-October
• Best Season to learn to surf: November February
• Local Vibe: Mellow
• Local Food: Pupusas
• Local greetings: Que ondas!!
COMMON
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Do I have to be an experienced surfer
to surf in El Zonte?
Not necessarily, we regularly offer surfing lessons to beginners and you can also have fun as a beginner in El Zonte. Nevertheless, we recommend you to listen to our local guides before you go into the water if you’re not sure.
Is surfing in
El Zonte safe?
Well, like any other sports there is some risk that you might hurt yourself, but our local guides will advise and they give their best to prepare you for the El Zonte waves and currents. There hasn’t been any severe accident in El Zonte.
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