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Punta Roca ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.2
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.2

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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

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.7°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.
clean
70%
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
2%
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
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 12:50 Local Time
Sunday 11
9AM12PM3PM6PM
Wave (m) 0.8
SSW
0.5
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
Period (s) 12 18 18 18
Wind (km/h) 5
S 15
SSW 15
SW 10
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Wind State cross-
on
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on
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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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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.