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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 El Zonte

El Salvador

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 13° 29.679' N
Longitude: 89° 26.313' W

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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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

English (Translate this text in English): 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

WalkDon't know

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight

BottomSandy with rock

PowerFast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.

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El zonte
El Salvador

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El Salvador

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El Salvador

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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.

Buena onda

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

By Anonymous , 02-03-2009

getting around?? - is it easy to rent a car or motorcycle around el zonte - what about hitching?

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