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La Bocana Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(El-Salvador – Costa del Balsamo)

La Bocana Spot ID

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Type: river

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.1 °C

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Monday, 22 October 2018, 07:51 Local time
Monday 22
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 19 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 10
NNE 10
SSE 15
Wind State cross-
on on cross

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La Bocana in El-Salvador - Costa del Balsamo is an exposed river break that has inconsistent surf. May-Oct (Dry Season) is the optimum time of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. The river breaks favour lefts. Best around high tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for Rips / undertow, Rocks, Localism.

El Salvador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For La Libertad, 6 km from La Bocana.

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La Bocana Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Quintas de Santa Elena San Salvador wx, 20 km from La Bocana.

wind obs. (6.4 kph from 45 degs) was rejected

Air temperature
20.1 °C

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Overall La Bocana Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The nearest passenger airport to La Bocana is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 36 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to La Bocana is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 173 km (107 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for La Bocana, Costa del Balsamo. Use the tab navigation above to view La Bocana sea temperature, La Bocana photographs, La Bocana detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, La Bocana webcams, current wind from Costa del Balsamo live weather stations and La Bocana 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 La Bocana.