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El Zunzal ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.0

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  1. weather stationWind Update Recent cross-shore wind 31 km from El Zunzal has fallen light (light winds from the WSW at San Salvador). Waves should be turning glassy at El Zunzal. no significant swell
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El Zunzal Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 28 Mar 2017 CST

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

Today's El Zunzal sea temperature is 29.1 °C (Statistics for 28 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 28.9 max: 29.7 min: 27.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1413151515141414141416151414161515151515141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)236229537503489482482362413352314584561337353693640597589496482469456
Wind
(km/h)
10 S10
5 NW5
5 SE5
10 S10
10 NW10
5 SSE5
15 SW15
5 WNW5
0 SSE0
15 SW15
10 WNW10
5 SE5
10 S10
5 NW5
5 SE5
15 SSW15
5 NW5
5 SSW5
15 SW15
10 WNW10
5 WSW5
10 SW10
5 NW5
Wind State(?)oncross-
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glassoncrossglassoncrosscrossoncross-
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glass
High Tide
/ height (m)


3:20AM
2.10
3:42PM
2.31

4:06AM
2.15
4:27PM
2.37

4:53AM
2.15
5:14PM
2.37

5:40AM
2.11

6:03PM
2.32
6:31AM
2.04

6:55PM
2.21
7:26AM
1.95

7:52PM
2.09
8:27AM
1.86


Low Tide
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9:13PM
0.07
9:27AM
0.05

9:58PM
-0.01
10:11AM
0.00

10:45PM
-0.05
10:57AM
0.00

11:33PM
-0.03
11:45AM
0.05

12:23AM
0.03

12:37PM
0.13
1:17AM
0.13

1:32PM
0.25
2:15AM
0.24

2:35PM
0.36

Note: the tide data above is for El Zonte which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Zunzal.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at El Zunzal blow from the NNE.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
3027312926312926313027313027323027313027323027
Low °C
2726302726292726292826302826312826302826302827
Chill °C (?)
3027312926312926313027313027323027313027323027
Sunrise
--5:54--5:54--5:54--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:50--
Sunset
6:08--6:08--6:08--6:08--6:08--6:08--6:08--6:08-
Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 3mm), mostly falling on Thu night. Very warm air temperatures (max 31°C on Wed morning, min 26°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Mostly dry. Very warm air temperatures (max 32°C on Sun morning, min 26°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Zunzal Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Zunzal provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at El Zunzal can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Zunzal 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 Zunzal) 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 Zunzal 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 Zunzal is 11 km (7 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.