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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 Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Tuesday 20 Feb 2018 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 28.4 °C (Statistics for 20 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 28.0 max: 29.1 min: 26.4 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.7
SW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
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0.9
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0.8
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0.8
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0.8
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1
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1
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1
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1
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0.9
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0.8
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1
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0.9
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0.9
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0.9
SSW
Period(s) (?)1413131616151414141313131514141413131314141313
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
(?)
Energy(?)186183145214263339400361269253201195249400367352342265186389322253238
Wind
(km/h)
5
ENE
15
S
5
NE
5
ENE
15
SSE
5
NE
5
NNE
15
S
10
NNE
5
NE
10
S
5
NNE
0
NE
10
SSW
5
NW
5
E
15
SSW
5
NNW
5
E
10
S
10
N
5
NE
15
S
Wind State(?)glassonglassglasscross-
on
glassglassonoffoffonglassglassoncross-
off
glassoncross-
off
glassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:56PM
2.05

6:11AM
1.89

6:37PM
2.05
6:54AM
1.83

7:23PM
2.03
7:45AM
1.76

8:16PM
2.00
8:43AM
1.71

9:17PM
1.98
9:51AM
1.69

10:25PM
1.98
11:04AM
1.72

11:35PM
2.02

12:13PM
1.82
Low Tide
/ height (m)
11:40AM
0.22

12:09AM
0.29

12:18PM
0.25
12:54AM
0.32

1:01PM
0.29
1:43AM
0.36

1:49PM
0.34
2:40AM
0.39

2:47PM
0.39

3:45AM
0.41
3:56PM
0.41

4:56AM
0.38
5:09PM
0.39

6:03AM
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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Rain (mm)
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High °C
3130283231293230273229283129263029253029263129
Low °C
2927252928252927252928252927252927252927252927
Chill °C (?)
3130283231293230273229283129263029253029263129
Sunrise
6:18--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:15--6:13-
Sunset
-6:04--6:04--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:05--6:06
Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Wed morning, min 25°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Sat night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Sat morning, min 25°C on Fri 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.