El Salvador Surf Camps

El Salvador: Costa Del Balsamo

All budget and skill levels catered for with this range of location choices all in beach front spots with nearby surf and some with swimming pool.

LowPressure's Stormrider Surf Guide says

Costa del Balsamo, El Salvador

El Salvador hides an insane array of long righthand point breaks making it a natural-footers dream destination. Whilst its’ reputation has been built on the J Bayesque waves of Punta Roca in La Libertad, El Salvador has more than just one wave, and the whole country is literally swarming with awesome right point breaks. Considering its small size, El Salvador could easily claim the highest density of quality point breaks in Central America. The western La Libertad area is the focus of attention but there’s no doubt that future interest will turn towards the “Oriente Salvaje”, the eastern side of the country. The good news is that the civil war of the 80’s is over and aside from some slight political unrest, it’s a safe place to visit. With only 1.5 million people in El Salvador, crowds are kept to a minimum, except around the bigger centres. The area to the W of La Libertad is an excellent place to search for totally empty waves.

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Condition descriptions provided by the Operator

Guatemala and El Salvador, the former famed for its black sand beaches and the latter for long right pointbreaks like Punta Roca. Facing south-west the region makes the most of the swells swinging up from the pacific. The best swell arrives during the dry season (December to April). The extreme heat and lack of precipitation contrasts sharply with the wet season, guaranteed to rain heavily every afternoon making spot access occasionally tricky. Dominant wins are offshore from the north-east with morning offshores and afternoon onshores.

The surf season in El Salvador might heve the world`s most consistent surf, Here you`ll find almost year-round waves, but if you`re planning a once in a lifetime trip, maybe you`re best to make it March to October when you`re almost guaranteed four feet or better daily with some heartier swell a few days per week.

March to June is pretty wave season. The rainy season is just getting under way, and the swells are already hitting consistently. for people in the know, getting into the water as soon the southern swells start pumping can be a good combination of clean water and some good surf.

November and december is when the offshore arrives. This marks the endof surf season, the waves are usually small, (in the three to four foot range) but clean morning and afternoon offshores aren`t uncommon, here you can expect three to four feet daily, good time for learn to surf, Swell can pick un to and rise over five feet.

January and february are small, but can also be good for firt timers. The waves often drop under two feet and it can go flat for a week at a time.


Playa El Sunzal

Sunzal and Playa El Tunco has been known as one of the most famous beaches in our country and it is mostly visited by tourists. Its magic and enchantment makes of it a very special and attractive place to be for all kind of guests. Inside the community there are many hotels with different prices and hostels for back packers and guests with low budget; there are also restaurants, bars with musical guests that play live music on weekends, and little surf shops that work as cyber coffees too.

Playa El Tunco’s main activity is surf; which is why it offers many options for surfers of all kind of levels. Next to Playa El Tunco is Playa El Sunzal; Playa El Sunzal is a classic right point break with long lines, perfect for long boards and for surfers that wish to improve it skills. In the other hand; next to Playa El Tunco is La Bocana, which is the most furious left in El Salvador, it is a fast wave with tubular sections, ideal for dared experienced surfers. Between La Bocana and El Sunzal are 2 beach breaks: El Sunzalito and La Bocanita, these two get in perfect conditions mostly in high tide.