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Punta Roca break guidePhoto by: Marco Hasbun

Punta Roca Surf Guide

Punta Roca in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed point break that has dependable surf The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Sometimes crowded. Beware of rocks, locals and pollution.

Punta Roca Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
28.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Roca:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta Roca 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 Punta Roca (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Punta Roca 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 Punta Roca Location Map

Interactive Punta Roca 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 Punta Roca is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta Roca is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 178 km (111 miles) away.

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Punta Roca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 6 February 2023, 03:31 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off on

Swell History at Punta Roca

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

Wind History at Punta Roca

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

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