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Latitude: 13° 29.679' N
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When travelling along the coastal road you should enter El Zonte village where there is a dirt road down to the beach. Use the Buses
DistanceIn the city
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
Its a nice secluded rural village so the crowds are usually somewhere else. Theres one place to stay (US$8), plenty of cheap sodas to eat at. If its not on theres plenty of surf a bus trip away.
By intrepidsurfer , 3 Aug
El Zonte: a right hand point break just off the pan-american highway - Just spent a week at El Zonte surfing pretty much everday for a week. Place is great for surf pretty much all day long. Meals are relatively cheap and filling, but there is a lack of place to stay with shared kitchen. there is a great place on the seafront, literally infront of the access road to El Zonte. Views are onto the point and left hander tucked West. I found useful information on intrepidsurfer.com about El Zonte: hostels, restaurants, transport/access, surf spot etc.
By Pacaya , 24-11-2010
El Zonte has changed ... - I have been surfing for a while this spot and it has changed a lot in the last few years ... hotels, bars and houses. But still a nice place to be and surf ... check canegue's bar in facebook a new bar in the front of the point break.
By Anonymous , 14-05-2009
Some info please - Hi, I'll be in El Salvador for a month this summer. I want to know more about what's available (and safe) for a Canadian girl to do on the weekends? Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to try some surfing
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