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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 Continuing glassy conditions at El Zunzal (calm at San Salvador 31 km from El Zunzal). 1.6m 15 s period swell from SSW
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31 km away, 1 h 6 min ago

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29.6
Air / Water (°C)
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El Zunzal Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 24 Sep 2016 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 29.6 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 28.8 max: 30.0 min: 27.4 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)1515151415151514141413161615141416151514141414
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)13441110924630949773857678537447506105596691784583415501139892742585494419
Wind
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10 SSE10
5 N5
0 ESE0
10 SW10
5 NW5
5 ENE5
10 SSW10
5 N5
5 E5
10 S10
5 N5
0 NE0
10 SSE10
5 NNE5
5 NNE5
10 SSW10
10 N10
10 NNE10
10 SW10
10 N10
5 NNE5
10 SW10
5 NNW5
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

9:03PM
1.80
9:33AM
1.91

10:13PM
1.76
10:42AM
1.85

11:21PM
1.77
11:47AM
1.84

12:23AM
1.82

12:44PM
1.86
1:14AM
1.89

1:35PM
1.89
1:59AM
1.96

2:19PM
1.93
2:39AM
2.02

2:58PM
1.95

Low Tide
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3:13AM
0.41
3:59PM
0.38

4:22AM
0.46
5:06PM
0.41

5:32AM
0.47

6:06PM
0.39
6:33AM
0.42

7:00PM
0.36
7:24AM
0.36

7:45PM
0.31
8:10AM
0.30

8:26PM
0.27
8:52AM
0.24


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
clearclearclearclearsome cloudsclearclearrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearrain shwrsclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
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Chill °C (?)
3027313027323128333128322928333027323128323127
Sunrise
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Sunset
5:51--5:51--5:50--5:49--5:47--5:47--5:46--5:45-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Tue night. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Tue morning, min 26°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 17mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 33°C on Thu morning, min 25°C on Fri 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.