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Guatemala Surfing

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It may not be the best surf in Central America, but warm water and uncrowded beachbreaks will always find takers. Guatemala is a small country with striking contrasts between its topographic features. The Sierra Madre mountain range runs parallel to the Pacific with over thirty volcanoes and many peaks rising above 4,000m (13,100ft). But despite two-thirds of the country being mountainous and volcanic, not a single rock can be spotted along the 250km (156mi) coastline, making for a continuous stretch of mostly black-sand beachbreaks, only interrupted by the occasional rivermouth. This is the main reason why travelling surfers predominantly consider Guatemala as a transit zone between the more challenging breaks of Mexico to the north and the clean pointbreaks of El Salvador to the south. The lack of coast roads means long drives between breaks, but few crowds to share the punchy beach and rivermouth peaks with. Guatemala was first surfed in the sixties but it wasn't until 1984 that the first surfing contest was organised in Puerto San José. The last decade saw a steady group of some 100 local surfers hit the water on a regular basis and the birth of the first surf school, Maya Extreme.
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19 - 31°C
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22 - 31°C
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+ Hardly ever flat
+ Dry season offshore winds
+ Completely uncrowded
+ Cheap lodging & Food
+ Amazing culture and people
- Beachbreaks only
- No coastal road
- Strong rips
- Onshore and rainy summer
- Occasional petty crime
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tilapa Star Star 2ft 12secs 197° 2mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Sipacate Star 1.5ft 12secs 190° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Puerto San José Star 1.5ft 12secs 190° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Champerico Star Star 2ft 12secs 188° 2mph Clear No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Ocós Star Star 2ft 12secs 197° 2mph Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon La Barra - Likin Star 1.5ft 12secs 190° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 8
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SE - SW Northerly Low to Mid Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Chulamar Star 1.5ft 12secs 190° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Iztapa Star 1.5ft 12secs 190° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. Right Pier, Groyne or Jetty Sand 10
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SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon El Paredón Star 1.5ft 12secs 190° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 8
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S - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Tulate Star 1ft 12secs 190° 2mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
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S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon La Barrita Star Star 1ft 16secs 217° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. Pier, Groyne or Jetty Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Monterrico Star Star 1.5ft 12secs 193° 9mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Tecojate Star 1ft 12secs 190° 2mph Mostly Clear No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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Guide icon Forecast icon Las Lisas Star 1.5ft 12secs 200° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 8
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Guide icon Forecast icon Barra de la Gabina Star 1.5ft 12secs 200° 8mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 6
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SE - SW North Easterly All Tides