El Salvador Advice

Discussion in 'Surf Travel' started by BKSurfer, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. BKSurfer

    BKSurfer Active Member

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    Sep 13, 2010
    Ahoy, I'm going to El Salvador for the entire month of August in search of waves. My beach loving lady is also coming with my surf mate and little bro. Any advice is greatly appreciated. US state department has put out several travel warnings of violence, kid napping and robbery. Can we stay along to coast to avoid trouble? Prob going to start in El Tunco to score Sunzal then move around. Worth getting a car? I'm brining boards. Many thanks!
    Colin
     
  2. ATANTICOO

    ATANTICOO Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2014
    Kinky....fire up the video camera!!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2014

  3. Thewaternerd

    Thewaternerd Well-Known Member

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    Feb 16, 2013
    Make sure you work out your legs (and arms for that matter). Long waves with even longer paddles...
     
  4. ATANTICOO

    ATANTICOO Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2014
    Let us know how it tastes:)
     
  5. zach619

    zach619 Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Stop by the Shredmachine before you leave. Sneak him in a pack of smokes during visiting hours and he will probably give you the low down on the whole place. Leetymike and him spent some time down in ES.
     
  6. ATANTICOO

    ATANTICOO Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2014
    Really though, no car needed. El Tunco is a good starting point. The place your staying should be able to hook up rides to other spots for a reasonable price. ES is fairly safe along the coast in most spots, but a guide is HIGHLY recommended, especially if it's your first visit. The problems you read about are mostly in San Salvador. Avoid that place and your prob cool. ES is epic and not hard to find good times and good waves. Cool locals too. Have fun!
     
  7. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 16, 2013
    Hahah it was a chance encounter!!

    But el sal so far is my favorite place. Loved every second of it. Not dangerous if you arent stupid, as is the call with most places. El Tunco is good. A buddy of mine from Maui moved down there after the trip. I beleive hes still there running a spot in tunco. His names Edward. His place is probably pretty chill. I havent seen it, but i know his style.
     
  8. EmassSpicoli

    EmassSpicoli Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2013
    Tunco is dope and you def have to hit Flores and Mango. Huge bang for the buck in ES. Glad you're bringing you're on broad because it's not wuite a party spot and everyone there seems to be all bout the surf. In bed by 10, up by 5.

    Lastly, there are A LOT of dogs in El Salvs yet not many dog owners in El Salvs. If you understand that. Not that it will affect you much but you'll see what I mean.

    And get ready for la barista to ask "¿Algo más?" after every cerveza you order.
     
  9. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    Hey buoys. Just sent in my tax return papers and sendin out my passport application next week on pay day. My friends aunt lives right on the beach in el sal and were plain on a trip down there in April. Any advice /recommendations for the trip? All I plan to do is I surf my brains out because April is the best month of the yea rapper Roy ... Stoked! Buying my tickets ASAP.
    I meant *year apparently* but I had to leave that autocorrect on there hahaha.
     
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  10. worsey

    worsey Well-Known Member

    Oct 13, 2013
    town: la libertad
    hotel: rothermans
    break: punta rocas
    others breaks: taxi

    rothermans' kid rips.
     
  11. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    his aunt said we could borrow her car when she wasn't using it. ive seen footage of las flores and it looks really good.... how was your experience baddy
     
  12. SkegLegs

    SkegLegs Well-Known Member

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    Feb 8, 2009
    Take the jesus buses, **** a car, the roads suck....well they are good for CA standards.
     
  13. curto

    curto Member

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    Mar 10, 2014
    Haven't been there is a few years, but I'm not sure I'd be comfortable with the lady in La Libertad. Punta Rocas is a sick wave, but that beach was muy peligroso when I was there. Actually had a guy tell me "we kill Americans." Saw a couple people get their faces beaten in. Also, our place got robbed. My buddy and I got most of our stuff back because we had made pals with some of the local rippers via an Italian mutual friend. Italian guy was a total kook, but he got called in to set waves at the point bc he bought a garbage bag full of mota and shared with the locals. Clever cat, that Italiano.
     
  14. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    thanks skegs. ill keep that in mind. im just stoked to hopefully finally surf a point break.
     
  15. im way better than you

    im way better than you Well-Known Member

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    Jul 10, 2008
    How about you shut your mouth
     
  16. NICAfiend

    NICAfiend Well-Known Member

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    May 12, 2012
    Actually the roads are pretty good there. I always rent a car anywhere I travel because you are in a new place with a lot to see. **** waiting on a bus with all your sh!t (not to mention your chick) Of course surf your brains out but there's also volcano hikes, mountain biking through coffee plantations, ruins, Mizata, etc.... You better do a few things like that if you don't want your chick to start *****ing about taking her on surf trips. Actually the mountain biking and volcano hike was pretty sick. I stayed in El Zonte which is pretty close to most of the other breaks and can get really good. As long as you have common sense and pay attention you shouldn't have any trouble but La Libertad can be a bit sketchy and definitely don't leave anything on the beach unattended.
     
  17. littlerhody

    littlerhody Well-Known Member

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    Jan 16, 2009
    el salvadorians are great people. safer than Costa rica in my opinion. brazilians suck though and they are everywhere there. great country. they smoke crap weed but it will get the job done. have fun!
     
  18. 252surfer

    252surfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    o im not bringing a chick haha. nooo way. we didnt plan on hanging out in la libertad much. im not really into partying. a couple cervezas and im good. i just want to surf!!!
     
  19. surfinsteve

    surfinsteve Well-Known Member

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    Apr 1, 2013
    i agree with baddy, I stayed in la libertad 2 summers ago at the last camp there. Punta Roca was really good, sunzal was also cool, really long deepwater wave. I wasn't able to rent a car so me and my buddy did the all inclusive setup, well worth it. We went first week of august, statistically one of the best weeks to go, for waves that is.
     
  20. surfinsteve

    surfinsteve Well-Known Member

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    Apr 1, 2013