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El Zonte ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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El Zonte Spot ID

Beautiful Playa El Zonte photo

El Zonte

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El Zonte

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El Zonte photo

El Zonte

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First wave on HS Phsycodelic Germ, El Zonte photo

El Zonte

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Type: reef,point and rivermouth

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.1 °C

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Sunday, 17 June 2018, 16:30 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 17 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 5
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El Zonte in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed reef,point and rivermouth break that has very consistent surf Ideal winds are from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. There is a left hand reef break Best around high tide when the tide is rising. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rips and rocks.

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El Zonte Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Salvador, 32 km from El Zonte.


Air temperature
26 °C

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Overall El Zonte Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in June

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  • The nearest passenger airport to El Zonte is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 43 km (27 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Zonte is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 168 km (104 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Zonte, Costa del Balsamo. Use the tab navigation above to view El Zonte sea temperature, El Zonte photographs, El Zonte detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Zonte webcams, current wind from Costa del Balsamo live weather stations and El Zonte 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 El Zonte.