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Monterrico Surf Guide

Monterrico in Pacific Coast is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Monterrico Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeachIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Monterrico:

The best conditions reported for surf at Monterrico occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Monterrico (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Monterrico 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 69% of the time in November while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
69%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Monterrico Location Map

Interactive Monterrico 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 closest passenger airport to Monterrico is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, which is 75 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Monterrico is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, 169 km (105 miles) away.

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Monterrico Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 23:56 Local Time
TueWednesday 18
9PM0AM3AM6AM
Wave (m)
1.2
SSW
0.9
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
Period (s) 14 20 14 14
Wind (km/h)
10
5
10
10
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Monterrico

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

Wind History at Monterrico

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

Monterrico Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Ratings
Based on 2 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s43.7
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s33.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.5
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s54.5
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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George Pleitez from United States
“This is my first time in a long time to the Mayan Empire's pacific cost. The sand is strikingly black and unbearably hot to walk on without flip. The location south of Monterrico where I currently am is called Hawaii. The riptide undertow is nothing like I've experienced anywhere before. This is due to a steep beach break shelf that has little to no resistance slowing crashing waves right on the sand. Not a place for the novice.”

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    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    30km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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