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El Salvador : SURFING

Punta Roca
Perfection is the more suitable word to describe this wave, probably, one of the best right points in the world, breaking on a rocky bottom it gets hollow all the way, giving you the chance to get really long barrels, and to feel the power and speed at its best. Look out for some big boulders in the outside section, boots are of great use in this spot. You will find more surfers on the line up here, but this is a wave that you will never forget.

Conchalio is a powerful beach break for tube riders, its sand bottom makes this waves very hollow. Surfing Conchalio from 5 to 7 feet is no laughing matter, but getting out of this barrels is just an epic experience.

This is the longest ride around; along with Punta Roca the Zunsal point can hold the biggest swells on La Libertad area. The ride is about 200mts long, it is a fun, hot dog wave for beginners to advanced surfers. This is a long boarders type of wave, with really good sections on the take off zone and the inside section.

El Zonte
This is another right point, breaks very good on an 3 to 7 feet swell range its a fun rippable wave with a few barrel section, it is guarded by mountains and an impressive cliff. You can also find a left wave in the other side of the point at a river mouth near by. This left wave is not a long ride but it breaks nice and clean on the right day.

K59 and K61
Both right points, with rocky bottom and some barreling sections especially good on 5 feet + swells. These spots are uncrowded with just a few locals in the water.

La Bocana
Is the river mouth of Rio Grande, it breaks left and right. The left wave has a fast take off zone, it is a very powerful wave with barrels in the inside section as it gets shallow and closer to the rocks at the bottom. There is some localism on this wave for being the only consistent left wave on the country. The right wave is also very fast and powerful but the ride is shorter and even rockier than the left wave.

Uncrowded surf is the name of the game at Mizata. There are three places you can surf in this area, the Point, the Beach Break and the Slab. The Point is a right point break, with an intense take off and a lot of speed down the line, sometimes even allows you to get short but intense left rides. It is the longest wave in Mizata and breaks in front of a river month. The Beach break has a couple take off zones; Bolder, Antenna and Don Miguel, varying from hollow to mellower surfing. The Slab is the most challenging and most rewarding wave in Mizata, working best at 5-8ft. This is a experienced surfer spot.

Las Flores
This is an awesome wave breaking on a point full of palm trees. The wave starts in front of a rocky point in a fast hollow section and keeps on breaking on a sand bottom with open face and more barreling sections on the way to the shore. It’s a fun wave for the medium to experienced surfers. The tides play an important factor on this wave and some currents can be found.

Punta Mango
Also known as Punta Silla, this is a fast hollow wave breaking on a cobble stone point surrounded by beautiful mountains. This is tube addict’s paradise, seldom will you see a local here other then your surf guide, get ready for a lot of speed and unforgettable tubes, and this is the east coast version of the perfect wave.

La Ventana
A nice beach break for smaller days, pure fun in 2 to 5 feet swell range. At La Ventana beach the mountains meets the ocean in the shape if a window making this beach a special spot to rip some waves.

There are more right points for you to discover in the east coast, such as La Vaca, El Toro, and others, come along and see them for yourself.