Private Surf Lesson In La Libertad From San Salvador

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Find your own Point Break: Learn to ride the waves in La Libertad, El Salvadors West Coast surf zone, with a professional surfer during a private lesson. On the black sands of El Sunzal beach, where international surfing competitions have been held, learn how to paddle and pop up from your longboard, and then test your newfound skills in the Pacific. Already know the basics? No problem, everyone in your group receives tailored instruction according to their level of experience. Refreshing beverages and round-trip transport from your San Salvador hotel are included.


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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After personalized hotel pickup, head south for about 40 minutes to El Sunzal beach (commonly referred to as El Tunco), one of many top surfing spots in La Libertad, the western surfing zone in El Salvador. Warm waters and consistent point-break waves off of El Sunzal make it a favorite among local weekend warriors. El Sunzal also has seen international surfing competitions. Upon arrival at the beach, meet your instructor, a professional surfer certified by Salvadoran Surfing Federation, who will pair you with a longboard.

Your private lesson lasts about two hours. On the beach, follow your instructors directions about the proper techniques for paddling and popping up on your board. Listen to the rules of surfing etiquette, designed to keep everyone in the water safe, and learn how to wipe out harmlessly, which may come in quite handy.

Time to hit the silvery surf! Fasten your ankle strap and hop on your board; then paddle out from the beach with your heart racing and eyes peeled out for your first wave. Feel confident with the support of your instructor right there with you in the water, showing you where to be, when to paddle and when to pop up. If you need it, youll be given a little push from the back of your board to help you catch as many waves as possible. Shout out Akaw!, old-school surf slang, when spotting your perfect wave.

This lesson is tailored to your skill level; if you are a novice, your instructor will make sure you dont go anywhere near the bigger waves. If you are at a more advanced level, your instructor can provide advice on how to read waves, turn and ride the larger ones. Try your best to slide into tube waves, which in these waters can travel a distance of more than 200 feet (61 meters) before breaking upon rocks along the coastline.

At the end of your lesson, rehydrate with provided drinks and work with the surfboard at your own pace. Or just relax if you got your exercise in for the day. Before hopping back in your private vehicle to return to your hotel, take one last glance at the dark sands of El Sunzal beach, where you rode the same waters as some of the best surfers in the world.

Inclusions for Private Surf Lesson In La Libertad From San Salvador

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional, certified instructor
  • Drinks
  • All necessary equipment (surf board and rash guard)

Exclusions for Private Surf Lesson In La Libertad From San Salvador

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Minimum age is 3 years

No previous experience required

Passengers under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times

Participants must know how to swim and be comfortable in the water

It is recommended that you wear a swimsuit and bring a towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes

You may bring your own food

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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1 Traveler Reviews

  • This trip was good from beginning to end. The driver picked me up from the hotel and acted as a guide taking me to the fish market before the lesson and telling me about about the local area. The surf instructor was great and I felt truly exhausted after 2 hours. Then the guide took me round town, helped me get food and delivered me safely home. I felt very looked after. An altogether great experience.

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