Surf La Libertad

West Coast

La Libertad

La Libertad is located just 45 minutes away from El Salvador’s International airport and 30 minutes away from the Salvadoran Capital city. The “state” of La Libertad has many surf breaks along the coast most of them are cobblestone point breaks, like world class Punta Roca, there is also a variety of river mouths and many miles of good quality beach break. Your guide knows all the breaks and will advise you to find the surf break that is best for you since there are many surf spots to choose from, like Conchalio, K59, Sunzal, El Zonte, Mizata and many others… COME SURF WHITH US!

The Waves

Punta Roca.

Perfection is the more suitable word to describe this wave, probably, one of the best right points breaks in the world, breaking on a rocky bottom it gets hollow all the way, giving you the chance to get really long barrels, and to feel the power and speed at its best. Look out for some big boulders in the outside section; booties are of great use in this spot. You will find more surfers on the line up here, but this is a wave that you will never forget.


A powerful beach break, great for tube riding, its sand bottom makes this wave very hollow. Breaking better at high tide, this is one El Salvador finest beach breaks. Surfing Conchalío from 4 to 6 feet and getting spited out of those barrels is definitely an epic experience.

This is the longest rides around; along with Punta Roca el Sunzal point break can hold the biggest swells on La Libertad area. The ride is about 200mts long, it’s a fun, hot dog wave for beginners to advanced surfers. Some say it’s a long boarder’s type of wave, but it does have some really good sections for short board or a fish. You will find more crowd here than in the surrounding breaks because is very consistent and good for beginners.

El Zonte. 
This is another right point break, really good on an 2 to 5 feet swell range it’s a fun rippable wave, it’s guarded by mountains and an impressive cliff so its protected from wind by it. You can also find a left wave in the other side of the point at the river mouth. This left wave is not long but can give fun rides; it breaks nice and clean in the 3 to 5 feet range of swell.


K59 and K61.

Both right points, with cobblestone bottom and some barreling sections at the inside, it gets especially good on 4 feet + swells. These spots are less crowded with just a few locals on the water.

La Bocana.

It’s the river mouth of Rio Grande, it breaks left and right. The left wave has a fast take off zone, it´s a very powerful with a lot of water moving, it has barrels in the inside section as it gets shallow and closer to the rocks at the bottom. There is some localism on this wave for being the only consistent left wave on the country. The right wave is also very fast and hollow but the ride is shorter and even rockier than the left wave.


The last point break on the west end of the “state of La Libertad”, Mizata beach has a couple of different waves, an A frame beach break that starts breaking over a sand bar that forms over a deep water rock;  a river mouth that starts breaking over cobble stones and ends on a sandy beach this is a hollow and fast left wave that can get you barreled before you even know; there is also a right point break with cobble stone bottom, this wave is powerful and fast with a couple of hollow sections  its better a low tide; the fourth wave at Mizata beach is a Slab, this last wave needs a big swell and the right tide, needless to say that this slab is not a beginners wave,  all these four waves are at walking distance from each other, you will find one working better that the other depending on the conditions, but in general this beach is good with small to medium size swells.