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El Zonte Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Saturday 21 May 2022 CST
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El Zonte surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Zonte sea temperature is 30.3 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.4 max: 30.3 min: 28.4 °C)
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El Zonte surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Zonte sea temperature is 30.3 °C (Statistics for 21 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.4 max: 30.3 min: 28.4 °C)

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Calm
0 km/h
ESE
22.0
30.3
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Zonte this week:

The surf forecast for El Zonte over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 21) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 1.3m and 14s period with a secondary swell of 0.8m and 17s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Zonte in the next 12 days are 1.7m 18s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 25) at 6AM. 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 3s period and expected on Sunday (May 22) at 12PM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Sat 21st May)4.5ft (1.3m) 14s
Best Surf 6AM (Sun 22nd May)5ft (1.6m) 15s
Most Powerful 6AM (Wed 25th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Zonte 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
Sat
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thu
02
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
242134331243344344232132245576544334
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T honduras.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.192.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.216.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.240.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.264.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.288.cc23
1.4
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.1
SSW
1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
0.7
SW
0.6
SW
1.9
SW
2.5
SW
3.5
SW
4.5
SW
4
SW
4.5
SW
2.5
SSW
2.5
SW
2.5
SW
3
SW
3
SW
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75476549145437852538234444352258512179497248486655085013032153522252821833066601275362459603408388095691996217251516
20
SE
10
ENE
15
ESE
20
SE
10
ENE
5
SW
10
SE
5
ENE
15
SE
15
SE
10
E
15
SE
15
SSE
5
NE
5
NE
15
SE
5
ENE
5
ENE
10
SSE
10
ENE
15
ESE
20
SE
15
E
5
W
10
ESE
0
WNW
0
E
10
SSW
5
NNE
0
SSW
15
SW
10
NW
5
SSW
15
WSW
20
WNW
10
W
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
glasscross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
cross-
off
crosscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscrossglassglassonoffglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
crosscross
7:00PM
2.09
7:42AM
1.94
8:00PM
1.95
8:45AM
1.90
9:05PM
1.82
9:49AM
1.88
10:12PM
1.73
10:51AM
1.90
11:17PM
1.69
11:48AM
1.93
12:16AM
1.68
12:38PM
1.97
1:09AM
1.70
1:24PM
2.00
1:55AM
1.73
2:05PM
2.04
2:37AM
1.76
2:45PM
2.06
3:17AM
1.78
3:24PM
2.06
3:56AM
1.79
4:03PM
2.05
4:36AM
1.78
1:24AM
0.16
1:49PM
0.36
2:23AM
0.26
2:56PM
0.44
3:23AM
0.34
4:06PM
0.47
4:24AM
0.39
5:13PM
0.46
5:23AM
0.43
6:13PM
0.42
6:16AM
0.44
7:05PM
0.36
7:04AM
0.44
7:50PM
0.31
7:48AM
0.42
8:32PM
0.27
8:30AM
0.41
9:11PM
0.24
9:10AM
0.40
9:50PM
0.23
9:50AM
0.40
10:28PM
0.24
10:29AM
0.43

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Zonte blow from the NNE

Sat
21
Sunday
22
Monday
23
Tuesday
24
Wednesday
25
Thursday
26
Friday
27
Saturday
28
Sunday
29
Monday
30
Tuesday
31
Wednesday
01
Thu
02
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Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 21mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Mon morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Wed afternoon). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 115mm), heaviest during Sun morning. Warm (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 24°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 6mm), mostly falling on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Tue afternoon, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Zonte Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Zonte provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Zonte can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Zonte 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 Zonte) 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 Zonte 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 Zonte is 13 km (8 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.