El Sunzal, El Salvador: Den ultimative guide til din surfrejse

Du kan godt gøre dig klar til dit livs surfcamp-oplevelse i hjertet af Mellemamerika. I denne guide vil vi fortælle dig om vores yndlingsting at lave i El Salvador, hvornår det er det bedste tidspunkt at surfe her, og hvilken traditionel mad du bare skal prøve. Velkommen til vores legendariske surfdestination i El Sunzal! Nyd at bo lige ved vandkanten, forkæl dig selv med den lækre mad (såsom pupusas!) og surf lange og helt fantastiske bølger. Her er vores guide til alt, hvad du har brug for at vide til dit næste surfeventyr i El Sunzal.

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Dry season conditions: peak time for surfing

You’ll enjoy consistent swells and warm, sunny days during the summertime. The waves are small, nice and clean during this season and a good time for all levels of surfers to experience the joy of El Salvador’s surf scene. You’ll surf in clean and consistent waves with clear skies. With nice conditions and great weather, the dry season is naturally also the peak tourist season. 

Wet season conditions: Off-season surfing in rain or shine

The wet season may have a bad reputation, but don't count it out from your travel plans just yet – it still offers sunny days and good surf! The swells are bigger and more powerful than they are during summer, making this a great time for advanced surfers to visit El Salvador. 

The humidity is higher, and rainfalls occur more frequently, but this doesn't mean constant rain. There are plenty of sunny days mixed in with the rain showers. It’s a nice time to surf with fewer crowds and lower prices.

When is the best time to surf in El Salvador for my level? 

El Salvador has surfable waves all year around – every season is surf season! But if you want to surf in El Salvador during prime time for your level:

  • Beginner: During the dry season

  • Intermediate: All year round 

  • Advanced: All year round

You’ll find the best conditions for level 1 surfers during the dry season with its smaller waves. But don’t worry if you're traveling to El Salvador during the wet season as a beginner. We can go to beginner-friendly spots all year round!

Regarding wetsuits and swimwear: What should I wear while surfing in El Salvador?

The water is warm all year around in El Salvador, so there is no need to pack a wetsuit, but the sun is strong and the reefs are sharp. It's important to wear clothing and gear that will provide protection from the sun and potential hazards in the ocean. Here are some recommendations for what to wear while surfing in El Salvador:

  • Swimwear: This might be an obvious one, but always worth mentioning.

  • A rashguard: A rashguard creates a barrier between the skin on your chest and arms and your surfboard. This will reduce friction and irritation and prevent rash. The rashguard will also prevent sunburn (and the sun is STRONG in El Salvador!). We provide rashguards at the camp, but if you’re buying one, we advise you to look for a rashguard with UPF for additional protection from the sun.

  • A pair of leggings: In the same way that the rashguard prevents friction on your upper body, a pair of leggings will keep your legs and knees rash-free during your time in the water.

  • Surfing hat: Keep your head safe from the sun while shielding your eyes from the sun. We recommend using a surf hat that won't become uncomfortable or heavy when wet.

  • Reef shoes: Protect your feet from the reefs with a pair of reef shoes. 

  • Sunscreen: Apply sunscreen with high SPF and remember to use a water-resistant sun protector and reapply it frequently. 

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Velsmagende lokal mad: Hvad skal man spise i El Salvador?

Den mest kendte ret i El Salvador er de salvadoriske pupusas, som er et absolut must-try, når du er i El Salvador! De er lavet med majs- eller rismel-tortillas og så har du enten bønner, kylling eller ost (eller noget andet lækkert) imellem. Simpelt og vanvittig lækkert! Vil du imponere de lokale? Så sørg for ikke at spise dem som tacos! Riv lidt af pupusaen af, klem den sammen og brug den til at tage bønnerne eller kyllingen op (med noget dejlig salsa) og spis den. Til at slukke tørsten med, kan du prøve en horchata, chan eller limonada con hierbas. Eller hvorfor ikke købe en frisk kokosnød fra den lokale bod på stranden? Du finder helt sikkert god mad under dit besøg, både på campen og rundt i lokalområdet. Her er nogle af vores yndlingsretter fra El Salvador:

Traditionel mad fra El Salvador
  • Pupusas: Du skal simpelthen prøve denne Salvadoranske ikoniske ret!

  • Salvadorian Tamales: En fyldt majsbaseret dej pakket ind i bananblade. Fyldet kan variere, men en traditionel tamale indeholder typisk grøntsager, kød og tomatsauce.

  • Salvadoranske supper: Der er tre traditionelle supper i El Salvador, som almindeligvis sælges på markederne (de tiltrækker måske ikke for mange turister, men de er både velsmagende og nærende). Listen omfatter Sopa de Res (oksesuppe), Sopa de Pata (kofodssuppe) og Sopa de Mondongo (også en variant af oksesuppe)

  • Salvadoranske Enchiladas: En ret lavet med små majstortillas med slaw og ingredienser som bønner, æg, avocado og agurk.

  • Yuca Frita: Dette er en streetfood-klassiker lavet af friturestegt kassavarod serveret med enten stegt fisk eller stegt svinekød. Kan ogsp nogle gange serveres med tomatsauce.

Underwater shot of surfer sitting on surfboard

Bæredygtighed

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Vi har en forpligtelse overfor vores hav, strande og samfund. Disse er vores legeplads, vores hjem og vores levebrød. Vi ønsker at forlade dem bedre, end vi fandt dem. Det betyder, at alle vores ansatte, venner og gæster hjælper med genbrug og andre handlinger for at beskytte miljøet. Hver uge er der "beach clean up" og genbrugsaktiviteter for at sikre, at vores hjem forbliver som det bør.

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