El Salvador Surf
Surfers from around the world are just starting to discover the full surf potential of this beautiful tropical country. World class right point breaks, hollow beach breaks and challenging river mouths, El Salvador has it all. At Boca Olas Resort Villas in Playa El Tunco our experienced surf guides are here to introduce you to the best waves that El Salvador has to offer.
If you are a lifelong charger or just a beginner we can design a guided surf package that takes your specific needs into consideration. There is a wide variety of waves in close proximity of Boca Olas Resort Villas just waiting to be surfed. With some of the most consistent surf in Central America and some of the highest quality accommodations available, Boca Olas Resort Villas in El Tunco is the obvious choice for the discerning surf traveler.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org with a little information about what type of guided surf tour experience you would like to have, and we can build your dream El Salvadorian surf vacation. If you want to learn more about some of the world class waves that surround Boca Olas please click the El Salvador Surf Guide tab below.
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El Salvador Surf Guide
El Salvador, the land of right hand point breaks. Boasting eight months of consistent swell (March-October), and a myriad of uncrowded waves has quickly gained popularity with the surf travelers of the world. There are two seasons in El Salvador. The dry season, and the wet season. The dry season (November-May) offers many offshore days, clear water and high temperatures. March marks the commencement of the southern hemisphere swell season with new swells arriving weekly.
The wet season (June-October) is when you can expect some of the largest south swells with many glassy days. However the wet season has earned its name, but surfers that don't mind getting wet are rewarded with some real wave energy. Here we offer you a brief overview of the country's better known waves.
Punta Roca, the crown jewel of El Salvador's right hand point breaks. This world class wave was called a warm water Jeffery's Bay by many of the competitors of the recent ASP six star Reef Pro El Salvador. Barrels, big open faces, air sections, and right from the drop all the speed you can handle.
This rock bottom point break works on all tides but you pay to play at low tide. Hot rocks, slippery rocks, and barnacle encrusted rocks in that order greet you upon entering the water at a low tide. Those who chose to surf the midday session are usually rewarded with an uncrowded line up.
Respect for the locals is returned in kind. This is a spot for experienced surfers only. No surf trip to El Salvador is complete without a session at what is considered one of the best waves in Central America, Punta Roca!
La Bocana, one of few lefts to be found in the country located right in front of Boca Olas Resort Villas in Playa El Tunco. This sand and rock bottom river mouth peak provides both right and left handers. Bocana has many moods depending on the swell direction and generally is larger than the waves outside of El Tunco. The wave works on all tides but has the most punch on an incoming tide. This wave is recommended for surfers of more experience.
Bocana will max out on the bigger swells but is a great option on the small to medium sized days. Rarely crowded on the weekdays but weekend mornings packed with the cities weekend warriors.
La Bocanita which is located just to the west of Bocana can be a fun punchy beach break but tends to be the most fickle of all the waves in Playa El Tunco. It works best with a shorter interval swell and on a higher tide.
When Bocanita is working however it offers barrels and air sections in the form of right and left hand peaks. This is a favorite with the local surfers most afternoons. Bocanita is the best option for seeing some of El Salvador's most talented surfers do their thing close up because of how close to the shore the waves break.
El Sunzal is El Tunco's right hand point. This wave caters to surfers of all experience levels. It is the unique place where you can see pros sharing waves with novice surfers. It is a long slopey wave perfect for perfecting your cutback. Big open faces are the norm here. However because of the diversity of the demographic surfing its waves El Sunzal can tend to be on the crowded side. Be careful on big days because El Zunzal can be deceptively inviting. A great wave for long boarders and short boaders alike.
El Zonte is yet another Salvadorian right hand point located in a quaint little beach community that shares the same name. This point tends to be most fun on smaller days. This small little cove and point will generally max out at a few feet over head. This is a playful wave with many workable sections that normally is much uncrowded.
Zonte is taylormade for expression sessions. For proof look no further than the talented bodyboarders that call Zonte home and utilize this wave to its fullest potential. Friendly locals, Mellow Central American beach town vibe and fun waves. What are you waiting for?
K-59 is one of the most picturesque of all the spots on this list. Located to the west of El Tunco, kilometer 59 is just a short 15 minute drive from Boca Olas Resort Villas. This enjoyable right hand point break is situated in front of a tall beautiful cliff face and when seen from the water makes one feel as if you are truly away from it all.
The wave is a rippable gem that serves up long breaking shoulders, a lip that offers ample opportunity for practicing maneuvers and the occasional tube ride. K59 works on all tides and is best in the head to four feet overhead range. Make sure to check this location off your list of spots surfed.
Mizata is the hidden jewel of all the surf spots in El Salvador. It has a surfable wave close to 330 days a year. It is a safe spot with friendly local surfers. It doesn't get much more uncrowded anywhere. Mizata is a sand and rock bottom set up with a right hand point and a left beach break.
Mizata is located a half an hour out of El Tunco but is well worth the time and effort to surf if you like uncrowded barrels. Works on all tides and maxes out at 8ft.
This is just a sample of the many waves that can be found in our beautiful country. There are many more that are just waiting to be surfed and discovered by you.
Inquire about our guided surf tours and let our knowledgeable surfing guides show you the diversity and excitement of surfing the waves of El Salvador. You can schedule our surf tours by writing us at email@example.com .