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El Zonte ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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El Zonte Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Sunday 09 May 2021 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 29.4 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.6 max: 30.3 min: 28.9 °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 29.4 °C (Statistics for 09 May 1981-2005 - mean: 29.6 max: 30.3 min: 28.9 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Zonte (calm at San Salvador 32 km from El Zonte).

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29.4
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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 Sunday (May 09) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 19s period with a secondary swell of 0.9m and 6s. 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 17s and forecast to arrive on Saturday (May 15) at 9PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 5s period and expected on Thursday (May 13) at 3AM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Sun 9th May)1.5ft (0.4m) 19s
Best Surf 3AM (Wed 12th May)4.5ft (1.4m) 16s
Most Powerful 9PM (Sat 15th May)5.5ft (1.7m) 17s

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
Sun
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
222244444443344555555434455455335545
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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
1.1
SE
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.8
SSW
1
SSW
1.2
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.6
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.5
SSW
2.1
SSW
2.1
SSW
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5
S
5
N
5
SSE
10
WSW
5
NW
5
SW
10
SW
5
WNW
5
S
10
SSW
5
NNE
5
S
10
SW
5
NNE
0
SSE
10
SW
15
NE
10
NNE
10
SSE
5
NNW
10
ENE
15
S
10
WNW
5
S
10
SW
5
NW
5
SSE
10
SW
5
NW
10
SE
15
SW
10
WNW
5
SSE
10
SW
5
WNW
5
SSE
oncross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
oncrossononglassglasscross-
on
offglasscross-
on
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
oncrossglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on
crosscross-
on
oncrossglass
1:52AM
1.73
2:05PM
1.98
2:32AM
1.77
2:42PM
2.03
3:11AM
1.80
3:19PM
2.06
3:49AM
1.81
3:56PM
2.06
4:26AM
1.80
4:33PM
2.04
5:04AM
1.77
5:10PM
1.99
5:42AM
1.73
5:47PM
1.93
6:21AM
1.68
6:26PM
1.86
7:04AM
1.64
7:10PM
1.79
7:51AM
1.64
8:00PM
1.73
8:45AM
1.67
8:58PM
1.68
9:43AM
1.75
7:47PM
0.37
7:49AM
0.43
8:27PM
0.30
8:28AM
0.40
9:05PM
0.25
9:06AM
0.38
9:42PM
0.22
9:43AM
0.38
10:20PM
0.22
10:20AM
0.40
10:57PM
0.25
10:57AM
0.44
11:35PM
0.30
11:34AM
0.49
12:13AM
0.35
12:14PM
0.55
12:53AM
0.41
12:58PM
0.60
1:37AM
0.46
1:50PM
0.63
2:25AM
0.48
2:51PM
0.62
3:19AM
0.48

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

Sun
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Fri
21
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
thunderstorm
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
moderate rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
clear
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
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282729282729292729292729282730282728292730282729282729292730292830292729
282729292830292830292830292830292730302830292829292729292830302830302829
--5:33--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:31--5:30--5:30--5:30
6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:17--

Short Range Forecast: Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Tue night. Warm (max 30°C on Tue morning, min 27°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 23mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 30°C on Thu morning, min 27°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Light rain (total 5mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 30°C on Sat afternoon, min 27°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Light rain (total 9mm), mostly falling on Wed night. Warm (max 30°C on Wed morning, min 27°C on Tue 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.