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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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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at El Zonte (light winds from the N at Ilopango/San Salvador Airport 42 km from El Zonte). no significant swell
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42 km away, 1 h 12 min ago

Moderate
19 km/h
N
31.0
30.6
Air / Water (°C)
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El Zonte Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Thursday 19 Oct 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 30.6 °C (Statistics for 19 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 28.9 max: 29.6 min: 27.7 °C)

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Period(s) (?)1414141313191817161515141414131919181717161616
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Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)301245189144140471790847952849725565431341239368450547522547617483471
Wind
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10 NNE10
10 S10
10 NNE10
5 NNE5
10 SSW10
10 N10
5 NE5
10 SW10
5 NNW5
5 NNE5
10 SW10
10 NNE10
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10 SW10
10 N10
5 NNE5
5 NW5
10 N10
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10 SW10
10 N10
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10 SSW10
Wind State(?)offonoffoffonoffglasscross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

2:23PM
1.96
2:40AM
2.13

3:05PM
1.97

3:20AM
2.16
3:45PM
1.97

3:59AM
2.15
4:24PM
1.95

4:36AM
2.12
5:03PM
1.90

5:14AM
2.05
5:42PM
1.83

5:53AM
1.97

6:23PM
1.76
6:34AM
1.87

Low Tide
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8:26PM
0.23
8:59AM
0.15

9:07PM
0.22
9:38AM
0.13

9:46PM
0.23
10:16AM
0.14

10:23PM
0.26
10:55AM
0.18

11:02PM
0.32
11:33AM
0.24

11:41PM
0.39

12:14PM
0.32
12:21AM
0.48

12:56PM
0.41

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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
3430283331283230283131273130283030273232283231
Sunrise
5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:48--5:50--5:50--5:50-
Sunset
-5:36--5:35--5:35--5:34--5:34--5:32--5:32--5:31
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very warm air temperatures (max 34°C on Thu morning, min 26°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Some drizzle, heaviest during Mon night. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Wed morning, min 26°C on Mon 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.