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

Overall: 3.2

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Acajutla Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 am Wednesday 12 May 2021 CST
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Acajutla surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Acajutla sea temperature is 29.4 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.8 max: 30.5 min: 29.2 °C)
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Acajutla surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Acajutla sea temperature is 29.4 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.8 max: 30.5 min: 29.2 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Costa del Balsamo

  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Acajutla (light winds from the NE at Acajutla/Sonsonate Airport 6 km from Acajutla).

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1 h 31 min ago

Light
7 km/h
NE
Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Acajutla this week:

The surf forecast for Acajutla over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 9AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.4m and 16s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 21s. The wind is predicted to be glassy as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Acajutla in the next 12 days are 1.9m 18s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 12AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 6s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 6AM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9AM (Wed 12th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 16s
Best Surf 3PM (Fri 14th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 17s
Most Powerful12AM (Tue 18th May)6ft (1.9m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Acajutla over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
444334454544544445545545546545544554
T honduras.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.36.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.252.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.276.cc23
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SW
1.5
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.7
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.4
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.2
SSW
2.1
SSW
2
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
161514191818171716171816161615151918171716161616201918181716161616161515
96676363844157864478011337291274183715431469114186382912342218207217501512116910401150109621333114339329982477216020841675147411981121
5
WSW
10
SSW
10
NNW
5
SE
10
SSW
10
NNW
5
N
10
SSE
10
NNE
5
ESE
10
S
10
WNW
5
WSW
15
SW
5
NNW
5
SSE
10
SW
5
NNW
5
S
10
SSW
5
N
5
SSE
10
S
5
NNW
5
S
10
S
0
ENE
5
SE
10
SSE
0
N
5
SW
10
SSW
5
NW
5
W
10
SW
15
NW
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glassoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crossglassonglassglassoncross-
off
glasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glasscrosscross-
on
glassglassoncrosscross-
on
oncross
3:19PM
1.96
3:49AM
1.71
3:56PM
1.96
4:26AM
1.70
4:33PM
1.94
5:04AM
1.67
5:10PM
1.90
5:42AM
1.63
5:47PM
1.84
6:21AM
1.59
6:26PM
1.77
7:03AM
1.55
7:09PM
1.70
7:51AM
1.55
7:59PM
1.64
8:44AM
1.58
8:57PM
1.60
9:42AM
1.66
10:01PM
1.59
10:42AM
1.77
11:07PM
1.61
11:40AM
1.92
12:10AM
1.68
9:05AM
0.36
9:43PM
0.21
9:42AM
0.35
10:20PM
0.21
10:19AM
0.37
10:57PM
0.23
10:56AM
0.41
11:35PM
0.28
11:34AM
0.46
12:13AM
0.33
12:13PM
0.52
12:53AM
0.38
12:57PM
0.56
1:37AM
0.43
1:49PM
0.59
2:24AM
0.45
2:49PM
0.59
3:18AM
0.45
3:57PM
0.54
4:15AM
0.42
5:04PM
0.44
5:13AM
0.35
6:07PM
0.31

Note: the tide data above is for Acajutla which is 5 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Acajutla.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Acajutla blow from the NE

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
clear
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
rain showers
clear
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsclearrisk thund- dersome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrsclearclearrisk thund- derclearclearrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- der
-241------11--4--4--7--1--1--221-235
303027303028323029313027303028292928303028303028303028302928303028293028
302927292927302926302826292926292826292925292927292926292927292927292927
303027303028323029313027303028292928303028303028303028302928303028293028
5:33--5:33--5:33--5:33--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--
-6:16--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:17--6:19--6:19--6:19--6:19--6:20--6:20--6:20-

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 7mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 32°C on Fri morning, min 26°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 10mm), heaviest on Mon night. Warm (max 31°C on Sat morning, min 26°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm (max 30°C on Tue morning, min 25°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Warm (max 30°C on Fri morning, min 27°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Acajutla Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Acajutla provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Acajutla can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Acajutla 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 (Acajutla) 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 Acajutla 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.

Acajutla is 5 km (3 miles) from the city of Acajutla. If you plan a holiday in El-Salvador - Costa del Balsamo, look for hotels and other accommodation in Acajutla. Acajutla has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.