El Salvador : SEASONS & WEATHER

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El Salvador has two seasons, dry and wet.

The dry season of November through April/May typically sees offshore winds, sunny skies and consistent surf in the chest to head high range. Although less frequent then in the wet season, large swells do roll through this time of year.

The wet season months of May/June through October see the largest and most consistent swells with average wave height in the head high+ range, with the larger 8’-12’ swells coming through fairly consistently. The weather patterns at this time of year see glassy mornings with a light onshore flow starting in the late morning to early afternoon. Although this time of year can see a lot of rain, rain showers usually start in the late afternoon; often raining through the night. Mornings and early afternoons often have sunny skies and perfect peeling surf.

El Salvador is a year round surf destination with water temps in the low 80’s and air temperatures in the mid to high 80’s year round. Do not get discouraged by the rainy season with its afternoon onshore flow of wind. El Salvador has miles of coastline riddled with right points and beach break. The points are so quality, that even with a little wind they still break cleaner then most beach or reef breaks around the world.