About Las Flores

Because El Salvador's coast faces almost due south, it is broken up as east and west, rather than north and south. Located at the tail end of the country's east coast, Las Flores awaits in truly stunning, tropical coast, righthand pointbreak form. On big S or SW swells, Las Flores rivals any righthand pointbreak in the world: it barrels hard out at the top of the point and reels perfectly to the inside, offering a relatively safe paddle back out.

Source: Las Flores Surf Guide

Ability Level

All Abilities

Beg Int Adv

OK for beginners when small but more size leans towards the better surfers.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

More tourists than locals at this point.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Can get crowded on good swells, especially during the peak season.

Spot Rating

Perfect

Poor Perfect

One of the best waves in Central America when it is working.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

If you're catching a lot, then you'll be working hard.

Water Quality

Fair

Clean Dirty

Depends on rains.

Additional Information

Hazards

Shallow rocks at low tide.

Access

Located in a remote part of the coast. Drive down from San Salvador or stay at the Las Flores Surf Club

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, longboard, fish

Seabed

Rock, sand

Best Season

Southern Hemisphere fall into winter for the most consistent surf.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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