If you plan on going to El Salvador to surf, keep in mind that there are surfing seasons that you should be aware of. If you are more into large waves that produce barrels, then you may want to go between March and October. If you go during the months of January and February, the waves will be smaller but many surfers still consider it as a great surfing experience.
Basically, you will see that El Salvador is divided into two regions. The first is La Libertad and the second is referred to as "The Wild East".
In La Libertad, you will see some of the most spectacular beaches which are only located at about 45 minutes to an hour's drive from the airport. The beaches here are dubbed as the surf capital of El Salvador and surfers even compared it to Rincon. Here, you will experience a relaxed and laid back atmosphere with plenty of restaurants to choose from. You will also find hotels and surf shops along the beaches.
El Sunzal and Punta Roca are two of the most popular surfing spots in the La Libertad region. With powerful waves, this is the place to go to if you are an experienced surfer.
In The Wild East region, you will find Punta Mango, which provides perfect waves for experienced surfers. Las Flores is another place in this region that you will want to try out. Las Flores is perfect for all surfers with all skill levels.