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We offer two slightly different versions of our itinerary - one for beginners and early intermediates that we run from October to May, and the other for intermediate and advanced surfers that we run from June to September. The differences between the two tours are indicated below.
DAY 1: Arrive & Relax
All Abilities: Welcome to the secluded beaches, dense jungles and smoking volcanoes of magnificent El Salvador! Our surf tour begins with a scenic journey from Comalapa International Airport to our beachfront accommodation. First-time surfers will be staying at an attractive hotel set right on the edge of a long white sand beginner beach. Intermediate and advanced surfers will stay in a cozy cliff-top hotel above the Las Flores point break on El Salvador's pristine East Coast. There'll be time for an afternoon surf session, or you can opt to relax on the beach. After an afternoon in the water, we`ll enjoy a typical Salvadorian dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 2: El Salvador Surf Camp Begins
Beginners: An excellent beginner break is just meters from our hotel door and the chances are we'll have the beach all to ourselves on weekdays. After a hearty Salvadorian breakfast we'll head to the beach where our expert instructors will introduce you to the basics of surf technique, safety and etiquette. It`ll then be time to hit the water to catch your first broken waves. After lunch you`ll have time to explore the area or relax by the pool. In the afternoon you`ll have an introduction to wakesurfing before boarding our boat for a spectacular tour through the dense mangroves. Tonight you`ll enjoy a well-earned dinner of pupusas (El Salvador`s most typical food) or fresh fish at a local restaurant.
Intermediates & Advanced: For those who are keen to start early, our day begins with an early morning surf session and coaching at Las Flores, a quality point break located just meters from our accommodation. After our session we'll meet at our hotel for a typical Salvadorian breakfast and there will then be time to relax before lunch. After lunch we'll head back to Las Flores for an afternoon of surfing and coaching. In the evening we'll top off a great day with a hearty dinner at one of the local restaurants.
DAY 3: Surfing Local Breaks
Beginners: Today we`ll head back to the beach to continue your surf instruction. We`ll have two surf sessions with lunch in between. For those who are interested, there may be time to do optional wakesurfing on the estuary.
Intermediates & Advanced: Today we'll board our boat for a short ride to a secluded point break, Punta Mango. Here we'll enjoy a day of perfect waves, expert coaching and beautiful scenery on a remote beach. Tonight we'll head to a local restaurant for pupusas (El Salvador's national dish) and fresh fish.
DAY 4: More Surfing & Drive to West Coast
Beginners: After our morning surf session we`ll pack up our bags for a short drive to our next destination: El Salvador's West Coast. Here we'll check into our stylish oceanfront villas which are set on a cliff overlooking one of the country's best point breaks, El Sunzal. There will be time for a sunset surf session and then you can kick back on the veranda or in the swimming pool and enjoy the magnificent ocean views. Dinner will be at a cliff-top cafe overlooking the beach.
Intermediates & Advanced: After an early morning surf session we`ll pack up our bags and continue our surf tour with a scenic drive to El Salvador's West Coast. Here we'll check into our stylish oceanfront villas which are set on a cliff overlooking one of the country's most popular point breaks, El Sunzal. There`ll be time for you to test out El Sunzal's long, peeling break and then you can kick back on the veranda or in the swimming pool and enjoy the magnificent ocean views. Dinner will be at a cliff-top cafe overlooking the beach.
DAY 5: Optional Activity Day & Surfing
All Abilities: For those wanting to experience the scenery of inland El Salvador, you can use the morning to mountain bike the spectacular hills of the Cordillera del Balsamo, or to hike through the lush rainforest in El Imposible National Park. Beginners will return to El Sunzal for more surf instruction, while intermediate and advanced surfers head to K-59, a world-class right-hand point break that contributes to El Salvador's status as a premier surfing destination. Intermediate and advanced surfers can head to K-59, a world-class right-hand point break. Tonight we'll enjoy a typical dinner at one of the city's many restaurants.
DAY 6: Last El Salvador Surfing Day & Dinner
Beginners: Today we'll revisit whichever break(s) you most enjoyed for a final day of surfing, coaching and relaxing. After a full day of surfing, we will meet for a farewell cliff-top dinner at delicious Cafe Sunzal.
Intermediates: Today we'll enjoy a morning surf session at Punta El Cocal. It's a fast, hollow, grinding right-hander working better at mid-to-low tide. Few crowds are almost a guarantee as the spot is a bit inconsistent on small swells, but with the right conditions and bigger swells (from May to October), it gets so perfect that you will probably want to surf the place more than once during your trip! In the afternoon we'll head to El Zonte, a point break with a beautiful headland setting and colorful restaurants set right on the beach.
DAY 7: Depart
All Abilities: Our surf tour is over! Depending on when your flight leaves there may be time for a final surf session. Either way, we'll drive you to the airport for your journey home.
Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect during our trip but it is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored to swell conditions and the interests of the group.