When people hear the word surfing, a lot of people associate it with Hawaii. However, you have to remember that Hawaii isn’t the only place where you will be able to go surfing. There is quite a lot of surfing destinations that you will be able to find in the Americas and some of them are even better than what Hawaii has to offer.
If you really want to experience surfing like you never experienced it before, then you may want to consider going to the small country of El Salvador. Today, it is slowly but surely gaining reputation as one of the best surfing spots in the world. In fact, because of the near perfect surfing waves it offers, surfing professionals visit this country just to surf.
And, the best thing about El Salvador is that it is easily accessible. From New York, it will only take you 5 hours to reach El Salvador by plane. Also, there are daily scheduled flights to El Salvador from the United States in all major airports in the country. This means that you will not have any difficulties when it comes to traveling to El Salvador.
El Salvador is even considered by a lot of surfers as the perfect place to surf. Some even considers it as a surfer’s paradise. And, when you visit El Salvador, you will see that there are quite a lot of things that makes the beaches of El Salvador preferred by a lot of surfers from all over the world.
The first reason why surfers love this place is because of the un-crowded beaches. Unlike other popular resorts where the beaches are crowded by tourists and surfers, El Salvador’s beaches are not. Also, this country is blessed with perfect surfing weather as well as friendly and very helpful locals. And, perhaps the best thing about the beaches of El Salvador is the long barrels of waves that you can ride all day and all year long.
If you plan on going to El Salvador to surf, keep in mind that there are surfing seasons that you should be aware of. If you are more into large waves that produce barrels, then you may want to go between March and October. If you go during the months of January and February, the waves will be smaller but many surfers still consider it as a great surfing experience.
Basically, you will see that El Salvador is divided into two regions. The first is La Libertad and the second is referred to as “The Wild East”.
In La Libertad, you will see some of the most spectacular beaches which are only located at about 45 minutes to an hour’s drive from the airport. The beaches here are dubbed as the surf capital of El Salvador and surfers even compared it to Rincon. Here, you will experience a relaxed and laid back atmosphere with plenty of restaurants to choose from. You will also find hotels and surf shops along the beaches.
El Sunzal and Punta Roca are two of the most popular surfing spots in the La Libertad region. With powerful waves, this is the place to go to if you are an experienced surfer.
In The Wild East region, you will find Punta Mango, which provides perfect waves for experienced surfers. Las Flores is another place in this region that you will want to try out. Las Flores is perfect for all surfers with all skill levels.
As you can see, surfing in El Salvador is indeed a must. If you love surfing and you want to experience something new, then El Salvador is the place that you should go to.