Experience El Zonte
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.
Surfing in El Zonte: Quick facts
Ability Level: Beginner to advance
Best Tide: mid to high
Best Swell Direction: South, SW
Best Size: knee high to overhead
Best Season to surf: March-October
Best Season to learn to surf: November-February
Local greetings: Que ondas!!
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