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Playa San Diego ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.3

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Playa San Diego Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(El-Salvador – Costa del Balsamo)

Playa San Diego Surf Guide

Playa San Diego in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf Offshore winds blow from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Take care of the strong rips here.

Playa San Diego Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa San Diego:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa San Diego 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 Playa San Diego (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa San Diego 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 70% of the time in November while 28% 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 Playa San Diego Location Map

Interactive Playa San Diego 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 Playa San Diego is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Playa San Diego is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 184 km (114 miles) away.

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Playa San Diego Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 16 May 2021, 13:26 Local Time
Sunday 16Mon
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 16 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
SW 15
WSW 10
Wind State cross-
cross cross

Swell History at Playa San Diego

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

Wind History at Playa San Diego

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

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