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El Zunzal Surf Forecast / Costa del Balsamo / El Salvador

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 5 pm Tuesday 18 Jan 2022 CST
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El Zunzal surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Zunzal sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 27.7 max: 28.7 min: 26.6 °C)
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El Zunzal surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Zunzal sea temperature is 28.0 °C (Statistics for 18 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 27.7 max: 28.7 min: 26.6 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Zunzal (calm at San Salvador 31 km from El Zunzal).

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Calm
0 km/h
WSW
22.0
28.0
Air / Water (°C)
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Zunzal this week:

The surf forecast for El Zunzal over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 18) at 9PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 13s period with a secondary swell of 0.6m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Zunzal in the next 12 days are 0.6m 14s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (Jan 25) at 3AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.5m 3s period and expected on Friday (Jan 21) at 12AM.

Wave TypeTime (CST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 9PM (Tue 18th Jan)2ft (0.6m) 13s
Best Surf 9PM (Tue 18th Jan)2ft (0.6m) 13s
Most Powerful 3AM (Tue 25th Jan)2ft (0.6m) 14s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Zunzal 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
Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAM
021011111110010001022222121201022022
T honduras.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.294.cc23
0.4
SW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.3
S
0.5
S
0.3
SSW
0.4
SW
0.4
SW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
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53116995783838373487070414064302624605413610012011611611411186103958986123129129115113
15
SSW
15
NNE
5
N
10
SSW
5
N
5
NE
10
SW
5
NNW
0
E
10
SW
5
NNE
5
NNE
15
SSW
15
NNE
10
NNE
15
SSW
15
NNE
5
NNE
15
SSW
5
NW
0
E
10
S
5
NE
5
ENE
10
S
5
N
5
NNE
5
SW
5
W
5
SE
15
WSW
10
NW
5
NE
15
SSE
15
NNE
5
NNE
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on
glassoffonoffoffonoffoffonglassglasscross-
on
glassglassonoffoffglasscrossglasscross-
on
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
offoff
3:29PM
1.75
3:35AM
2.01
4:08PM
1.81
4:13AM
2.01
4:45PM
1.85
4:50AM
1.99
5:22PM
1.89
5:27AM
1.94
5:59PM
1.93
6:06AM
1.88
6:38PM
1.95
6:48AM
1.81
7:21PM
1.98
7:35AM
1.74
8:09PM
1.99
8:29AM
1.67
9:05PM
2.00
9:32AM
1.63
10:07PM
2.02
10:41AM
1.62
11:14PM
2.05
11:52AM
1.67
12:20AM
2.11
9:22PM
0.44
9:59AM
0.25
10:02PM
0.41
10:35AM
0.22
10:42PM
0.40
11:09AM
0.22
11:22PM
0.39
11:43AM
0.24
12:04AM
0.40
12:19PM
0.26
12:48AM
0.41
12:58PM
0.30
1:37AM
0.42
1:41PM
0.34
2:32AM
0.44
2:33PM
0.38
3:34AM
0.44
3:33PM
0.41
4:41AM
0.41
4:40PM
0.41
5:49AM
0.35
5:50PM
0.37
6:53AM
0.26

Note: the tide data above is for El Zonte which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for El Zunzal.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Zunzal blow from the NNE

Tue
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
Monday
24
Tuesday
25
Wednesday
26
Thursday
27
Friday
28
Saturday
29
Sun
30
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252227252327262428262529272428272428262528262529272529272628272529282428
272528272528272629272530282630292729282629272630282729282729282630302729
--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24--6:24
5:51--5:51--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:52--5:53--5:53--5:54--5:54--5:55--5:55--

Short Range Forecast: Mostly dry. Warm (max 29°C on Fri morning, min 22°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Sat morning, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Mostly dry. Warm (max 30°C on Wed morning, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Some drizzle, heaviest during Thu night. Warm (max 30°C on Sat morning, min 24°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Zunzal Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Zunzal provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Zunzal can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Zunzal 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 Zunzal) 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 Zunzal 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 Zunzal is 11 km (7 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.