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El Salvador and El Zonte

Last summer I took a trip to El Salvador with my daughter Rosey. We had a great time and scored super good waves. El Sal on a budget: The cool thing about el sal is the beach is really close to the airport, transfers are cheap and they have a good bus system once your at the coast. You don’t have to rent a car. Stay at Sunzal is an idea, there are many cheap doable hostels, check air bnb, it’s loaded with cheap Sunzal options. The Sunzal area is loaded with tourists from all over the world. You can hitch rides or take the bus to the other spots like Punta Roca and Zonte. I rented a board from Awayco in Zonte. I got a Kelly Slater Sci Fi 6’0 by TOMO, it was an awesome board at about 25$ a day. So you don’t have to lug a board and pay airline board fees. Surf mid morning after the Brazilians go to brekky. I took a insulated 32oz canteen, it’s hot there, you need lots of water. Also protein bars. It’s not like there are any McDonalds, food is available but not like Costa Rica… So it’s a cheap, easy trip if your dying for some real waves. The pics below are per request of our favorite spot there El Zonte. This wave had everything. Thanks Rosey for the shots…

Michelle was our host in El Sal. She had a ministry in the area and surfed the rest of the time.

Tab was killing this wave at El Zonte… Tab lived downstairs from Michelle and moved from El Sal to Manasota after this.

Tab shredding the gnar.


2, take some sun screen.


Weekend Surf? This is Cassia late Saturday surfing the west side of Rincon down near the Subway/Puma Station in Stella. The Caribbean has had at times even elevated winds near PR. SE seas got almost to 6ft at 7seconds. The result in Rincon is a tiny south swell coming up along the west side of the island. Noone is surfing it save for us I think, not like real waves but I caught a couple little zipper lefts that were surprisingly fun on a longboard. The wave above came from the Caribbean, from the south. There is a shallow flat sand stone reef here that makes the little swells slab. The elevated trade winds accelerate SW of here towards Jamaica and the seas really start to bang on their way to Bocas del Toro, which is in the middle of mini season. So this tiny wave is kind of in the same fetch as BDT, crazy. We may get more of this this Friday and it could get bigger and better. This is right down the mountain from my house. I have no desire or car to drive to 3hrs SE PR so we will enjoy what we have here in town. Isabela is close to flat…