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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 Continuing glassy conditions at El Zonte (calm at Ilopango/San Salvador Airport 42 km from El Zonte). 1.2m 15 s period swell from SSW
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26.0
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 Sunday 22 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 22 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 29.0 max: 29.6 min: 28.1 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)151514141413191918171716161615151599101099
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)849725565431341239368450547522547527483471459393372393481396703613826
Wind
(km/h)
5 NE5
5 SSW5
5 N5
5 NE5
10 SSW10
5 NNW5
10 NNE10
10 NNW10
15 NNE15
10 N10
25 N25
25 N25
15 N15
0 ENE0
15 NNE15
5 NE5
5 SSW5
10 N10
20 NW20
10 WNW10
10 NE10
15 NE15
10 N10
Wind State(?)glassonglassglassoncross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

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

7:06PM
1.68
7:19AM
1.77

7:56PM
1.61
8:08AM
1.68

8:50PM
1.57
9:04AM
1.62

Low Tide
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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
1:04AM
0.57

1:42PM
0.50
1:54AM
0.65

2:33PM
0.56
2:52AM
0.69

3:30PM
0.59

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
3028273028272626252826252626242827242424242323
Chill °C (?)
3130283029282627262826273030252928252424252424
Sunrise
5:48--5:48--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50--5:50-
Sunset
-5:34--5:34--5:32--5:32--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:30
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Mon morning. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (calm on Sun night, fresh winds from the N by Wed night).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 104mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Thu morning, min 23°C on Sun morning). 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.