Surfing in Central America!

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1. Posted by Fekjaer (Inactive 12 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Im going to Central America, Mexico>Costa Rica, and i really would like to learn how to surf, do you know about any good places to learn? Im traveling around alot, but how long does a course take? appx.?
thanks :)

2. Posted by dbloom (Respected Member 586 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Best Surfing in C.A. is El Salvador take Tica Bus from Tapachula, Mexico/Guatemala City/San Salvador, the Surfing Beaches and Camps are only 35-50km. South of San Salvador from Punta Roca in La Libertad west to Sunzal/El Zonte etc. Local Bus 102 La Libertad San Salvador 55 cents US o.w., one hour max. Then continue on Tica Bus to Nicaragua and CR, CR is crowded now with tourists and December worse. For more info. message me.

3. Posted by Rthgoddess (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


El Salvador, huh?

I heard that C.R. has world-class waves...

4. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Costa Rica has some great waves but flying over El Salvador looks much more regular and exciting.

Also not so much foreign controlled tourism.

5. Posted by dbloom (Respected Member 586 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Those who fly into El Salvador, the surfing coast from Punta Roca in Puero Libertad out through El tunco, Sunzal and El Zonte is a half hour+ taxi ride due west from the Airport, 48 km. south of the capital city of San Salvador, near the coast and on the smoothly paved coastal highway, no cities to navigate, no long bus rides guarding all your valuables, lots of surfing camps, hostels, surfing lessons and surfers themselves. There is also the Wild East, near El Cuco beach in the eastern part of teh country, far fewer visitors and remember if on a low budget, CR can be expensive in high season, if flying with a surfboard check out any extra charges with your airline. Rentals available in ES. An associate of mine is a surfer, message me for his contact info. He first surfed in El Salvador in the 1980s.