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Playa San Diego ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.3

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Playa San Diego Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(El-Salvador – Costa del Balsamo)

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.2 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 14:04 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 20
N 25
N 25
N 25
Wind State off off off off

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Playa San Diego in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of the strong rips here.

El Salvador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Libertad, 7 km from Playa San Diego.

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At Quintas de Santa Elena San Salvador wx, 19 km from Playa San Diego.


Air temperature
26.6 °C

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Overall Playa San Diego Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Playa San Diego is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Playa San Diego is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 184 km (114 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa San Diego, Costa del Balsamo. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa San Diego sea temperature, Playa San Diego photographs, Playa San Diego detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa San Diego webcams, current wind from Costa del Balsamo live weather stations and Playa San Diego tide predictions. The El Salvador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing El Salvador and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from El Salvador wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Playa San Diego.