I want to add to my post. El salvador had the best and biggest surf I have ever had and was what i consider the pinnacle of my limted surf travel. The people and the food were great and I would encourage everyone with a spirit for adventure to go there, I loved that place. Unfortunately for me I've lost all desire to travel so taking any risk, even the smallest outweighs the benifit at this point. That might change but right now I have no desire to go back but you should its worth it. Generally speaking dont expect carribean blue water, at least in El Cuco the water was as brown and silty as any east coast beach.