El Salvador has surf year round, with its miles of coastline littered with right points, reefs and quality beach breaks.
El Salvador is located in Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and Honduras. El Salvador has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons. The rainy season (May to October) and the dry season (November to April). On the coast the weather is generally tropical year round with the highlands being quite temperate.
The culture of El Salvador is similar to other countries in Central America. Most of the 7 million population speak Spanish which was introduced to them by the conquistadors. Many Spanish who settled in the country married with the native Indian population and thus the main group are the ‘mestizos’ (mixed European and Indian blood).
Almost all of El Salvador's 307 kilometers of coast faces dead south, so it only really gets south and southwest swells -- which means summertime systems hit its myriad of headlands at a fantastic angle, generating long, well-shaped point waves and pumping beachbreaks. La Libertad is the capital of El Salvador's surf scene on the Costa del Balsamo. There are at least a dozen excellent waves within about an hour's drive of La Libertad, so if you don't feel like battling for waves in town, a short car ride will remedy that.
The water temps in El Salvador hover around the 27 degree mark year round. We recommend board shorts, sunscreen rashie and booties. For those of you who feel the cold pack a spring suit. If you are a recreational surfer just pack your favorite boards that you surf at home.