Best Waves in El Salvador

Surf Seasons in El Salvador

El Salvador offers one of the most consistent surfing environments in the world.  There are more than a dozen world class right & lefts point breaks, but what makes surfing unique in El Salvador is the length os most waves, breaking 100-200 meters or more without closing out.  Imagine having high quality "long rides" 300 days a year, in 82F water and no crowds!!!

There are 4 main surfing seasons in El Salvador:

  • March-May: Very big, consistent, and clean waves (6-12 ft). During this period there are many days when conditions are great to surf all day long.
  • June-October: Big surf (6-12 ft) originating from the South Pacific’s swells. During this period the best surf normally happens between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.
  • November-December: Waves are more inconsistent, but when they arrive they are simply perfect (4-6 ft). The weather is cooler than normal (78F). Offshore winds allow for perfect surfing conditions all day long.
  • January-February: During these months surf becomes very inconsistent and the waves are small (2-4 ft), however the climate is perfect with cool evenings and bright sunny days.

Surf Zones

El Salvador’s coastline is divided into two distinct surf zones:

West Coast Waves | La Libertad

The West Coast encompasses about a dozen different high quality breaks beginning at the coastal town of La Libertad with some of the most popular spots in El Salvador such as Punta Roca with its powerful and hollow wave.
El Salvador surf trips and tours packages include surf sessions in the best surf spots in La Libertad area, including:

East Coast Waves | Las Flores

The East coast is much less crowded offering also amazing long waves, perfect for great surf trip in El Salvador and memories for a lifetime! Surf tours include access by boat or 4×4 to all surf breaks in Las Flores. Leave logistics up to us, just concentrate on catching barrels and having fun!
Click below and read more about the best waves in Las Flores:

Waves in La Libertad

Surfing Punta Roca

PUNTA ROCA *****

  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: Med-High
  • Wave Size: 4-8++ feet
  • Location: 3' walk from Hotel
  • Crowd: Crowded during mornings
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La Paz Beach Surf

LA PAZ ****

  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: All
  • Wave Size: 3-8+ feet
  • Location: Front of the Hotel
  • Crowd: Very Low
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Surfing Fisherman Point

FISHERMAN'S POINT ***

  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: Med-Low
  • Wave Size: 3-5 feet
  • Location: 5 minutes from Hotel
  • Crowd: None
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Surfing El Zonte

EL ZONTE ***

  • Direction: S,SSW & SW
  • Tide: All Tides
  • Wave Size: 3-5 feet
  • Location: 18 minutes from Hotel
  • Crowd: Super Mellow, Aloha Vibe
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Surfing Sunzal

SUNZAL ****

  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: All Tides
  • Wave Size: 4-6 feet
  • Location: 10 minutes from Hotel
  • Crowd: Super Mellow, Aloha Vibe
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Surfing Mizata

MIZATA

Right and left point break which can break very good on SW190 to 210, it is 40 minutes drive from La Libertad, passing through mountain tunnels...
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Surfing San Blas

SAN BLAS & COCAL

At San Blas there are 3 main places to surf: The beach break, the point break and Cocal. The beach break is a fast hollow right-left wave that...
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La Bucana El Salvador

LA BUCANA ****

  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: All Tides
  • Wave Size: 4-8+ feet
  • Location: 10 minutes from Hotel
  • Crowd: Medium (locals)
  • Surf Guide Necessary

Surfing Conchalio & Palmarcito

CONCHALIO & PALMARCITO

A powerful beach break for tube riders, its sand bottom makes this waves very hollow. Surfing Conchalio from 5 to 7 feet is no laughing matter, but getting out of this barrels is just an unreal experience.
Palmarcito: right point works well in a 4-6 swell, it is good for beginners.

Surfing Fisherman Point

KM 59 / KM 61
LA PERLA / SHALPA

KM 69: Right point. Located in a private gated condo, this rock bottom break delivers good hollow waves. Best at mid-incoming tide...
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Waves in Las Flores

Surfing Las Flores El Salvador

LAS FLORES *****

  • Performance: 5 Stars
  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: Low-Med
  • Wave Size: 4-8++ feet
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La Vaca Las Flores

LA VACA ****

  • Performance: 4 Stars
  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: Low-Med
  • Wave Size: 3-5 feet
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Surfing Punta Mango

PUNTA MANGO *****

  • Performance: 5 Stars
  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: Low-Med-High
  • Wave Size: 4-8++ feet
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El Toro Las Flores

EL TORO ****

  • Performance: 4 Stars
  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: Low-Med-High
  • Wave Size: 4-8++ feet
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Surfing Punta Bongo

PUNTA BONGO ***

  • Performance: 3 Stars
  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: Low-Med-High
  • Wave Size: 4-5 feet
  • Uncrowded
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Surfing El Cuco Las Flores

EL CUCO ***

  • Performance: 3 Stars
  • Direction: S, SSW & SW
  • Tide: Med-High
  • Wave Size: 4-5 feet
  • Uncrowded
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