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Los Cobanos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Los Cobanos Surf Guide

Los Cabanos in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed beach break that has very consistent waves and works all around the year. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take special care here if it gets very crowded.

Los Cobanos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
29.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Los Cobanos:

The best conditions reported for surf at Los Cobanos 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 Los Cobanos (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Los Cobanos 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 Los Cobanos Location Map

Interactive Los Cobanos 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 Los Cobanos is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 84 km (52 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Los Cobanos is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 138 km (86 miles) away.

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Los Cobanos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 15 May 2021, 14:42 Local Time
Saturday 15Sun
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 18 18 17 16
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 10
WSW 15
WNW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Los Cobanos

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

Wind History at Los Cobanos

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

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