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El Muelle - The Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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El Muelle – The Pier Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(El-Salvador – Costa del Balsamo)

El Muelle - The Pier Surf Guide

The Pier in Costa del Balsamo is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. A left hand reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of rips, rocks, locals and pollution.

El Muelle - The Pier Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Muelle - The Pier:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Muelle - The Pier 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 El Muelle - The Pier (for consistent clean waves)?

novemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Muelle - The Pier 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 El Muelle - The Pier Location Map

Interactive El Muelle - The Pier 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 El Muelle - The Pier is El Salvador International (San Salvador) Airport (SAL) in El Salvador, which is 29 km (18 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Muelle - The Pier is La Aurora (Guatemala City) Airport (GUA) in Guatemala, 179 km (111 miles) away.

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El Muelle - The Pier Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:00 Local Time
Friday 26
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 7 7 7 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NNE 15
S 15
SSE 10
Wind State off on on cross

Swell History at El Muelle - The Pier

Surf stats for El Muelle - The Pier, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Muelle - The Pier

Wind stats for El Muelle - The Pier, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near El Muelle - The Pier. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Muelle - The Pier: