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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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32 km away, 2 h 28 min ago

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28.6
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El Zonte Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 16 Dec 2017 CST

El Zonte surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's El Zonte sea temperature is 28.6 °C (Statistics for 16 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 28.4 max: 29.6 min: 27.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.5
SW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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0.6
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0.4
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0.6
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0.6
SSW
0.6
S
0.7
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period(s) (?)1414151414131313131212121212111612201918171716
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)9171921401331201181081061049869935285105103302387437394486554
Wind
(km/h)
10
SSE
10
NNE
10
NNE
10
S
10
NNE
10
NNE
10
SSE
10
N
10
NNE
10
SSE
10
NNE
10
NNE
10
SSW
10
NNE
5
NNE
10
SSW
10
NNE
5
NE
10
SW
5
NNE
5
NNE
15
SSW
10
NNE
Wind State(?)cross-
on
offoffonoffoffcross-
on
offoffcross-
on
offoffonoffoffonoffoffonoffoffonoff
High Tide
/ height (m)

1:47AM
2.00

2:18PM
1.75
2:28AM
2.04

2:59PM
1.80

3:08AM
2.06
3:38PM
1.83

3:46AM
2.06
4:17PM
1.84

4:24AM
2.04
4:57PM
1.84

5:02AM
1.99
5:35PM
1.82

5:38AM
1.92


Low Tide
/ height (m)

7:31PM
0.45
8:13AM
0.29

8:13PM
0.42
8:53AM
0.25

8:54PM
0.39
9:31AM
0.22

9:34PM
0.38
10:09AM
0.20

10:14PM
0.38
10:47AM
0.21

10:52PM
0.41
11:23AM
0.25

11:33PM
0.46
12:00PM
0.30


Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at El Zonte blow from the NNE.
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Summary
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High °C
3128333228333128333028333127323028323128333127
Low °C
2925292926302926302826302826292726302726302727
Chill °C (?)
3128333228333128333028333127323028323128333127
Sunrise
--6:13--6:13--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:16--
Sunset
5:32--5:34--5:34--5:35--5:35--5:36--5:36--5:37-
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Wed morning, min 26°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Zonte Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Zonte provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at El Zonte can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Zonte surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (El Zonte) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for El Zonte may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

El Zonte is 13 km (8 miles) from the city of La Libertad. If you plan a holiday in El-Salvador - Costa del Balsamo, look for hotels and other accommodation in La Libertad. La Libertad has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.