Goofies, a word of warning; Surfing El Salvador is all about the righthand points. The best waves like Punta Roca and Punta Mango feature waves up to 500 metres long that rifle down the cobblestone-lined points. Sandwiched between Guatemala and Honduras in Central America, the tiny country of only 6 million, has waves along most of its 320km coastline. With water temperatures ranging between 25°-29°C and 20 years of stability after the traumatic civil war years, El Salvador is now flourishing as a  surf destination.

Quick Facts

Known for its righthand points and user-friendly waves

It is home to two world-class waves: Punta Roca and Punta Mango.

La Libertad is the most popular area and offers numerous quality breaks.

Wet season from May through to October sees the largest and most consistent swell