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Acajutla ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Acajutla Surf Guide

Acajulta in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Be aware that the sea here is polluted.

Acajutla Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Acajutla:

The best conditions reported for surf at Acajutla occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Acajutla (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Acajutla with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 73% of the time in November while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Acajutla Location Map

Interactive Acajutla surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Acajutla is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 90 km (56 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Acajutla is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 129 km (80 miles) away.

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Acajutla Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 25 February 2021, 16:26 Local Time
Thursday 25Fri
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
W 10
NW 10
Wind State on cross-
cross cross-

Swell History at Acajutla

Surf stats for Acajutla, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Acajutla

Wind stats for Acajutla, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Acajutla Reviews:

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Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.2
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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luis peña from El Salvador
“Sobre la ola y mareas”

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