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Acajutla ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Acajutla Spot ID

Playa Acajutla - ©Carlos Padilla Photography photo


Photo credit: Carlos Padilla

Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.8 °C

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Monday, 17 December 2018, 01:29 Local time
Monday 17
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h) 20
NNE 20
NNE 15
Wind State off off off glass

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Acajulta in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Be aware that the sea here is polluted.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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Live Weather:

At Ilopango/San Salvador Airport, 82 km from Acajutla.

moderate winds from the NNW

Air temperature
17 °C

Current weather near Acajutla

Overall Acajutla Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Acajutla is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 90 km (56 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Acajutla is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 129 km (80 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Acajutla, Costa del Balsamo. Use the tab navigation above to view Acajutla sea temperature, Acajutla photographs, Acajutla detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Acajutla webcams, current wind from Costa del Balsamo live weather stations and Acajutla tide predictions. The El Salvador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing El Salvador and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from El Salvador wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Acajutla.