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Topic: Dangerous Country

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Max from Canada

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El Salvador El Salvador


RE: Dangerous Country

« on: January 21 2009 18:01:00 »

im going to el salv for a bit in june, and i will be traveling with a friend of mine who is a pretty good looking girl, what are the risks of her getting picked up by gangs and stuff???? i dont want to risk it for some good surfing.


chille mafia

RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #1 on: January 29 2009 17:01:00 »

if ur a pussy dont even go to el salvador. locals dont like cry baby boya kooks anyway if u cant walk on the rocks,get shacked, throw tail and and not worry about ur feet getting cut dont dont even think about surfin punta roca jaun and tido for sure dont want to see u. im a white blond hair skiny stoner american from obx nc, went to salv for the first time in april 08- july 20, 08 lived in el zonte surfed every point, reef ,and beachbreak in the country bused it to punta roca every day it was too big for zonte or 59. became good friend s w/ the locals at the point. most of the stuff u here about el salvador is true good and bad dont be a douche dont jrop in gringos respect the coolest locals in central america, in the best country in central america. me nombre chille mafia back in june 09



RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #2 on: March 17 2009 16:03:00 »

HA aHA HAHAHHA...gringo culeros stay home...hahahhahah...This is our country, our waves, our women, our food, our dance...stay away or you will have a macheti to your head.



RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #3 on: March 27 2009 16:03:00 »

Not too sure where you guy went and what place you stayed. You will run a high risk if you stay in one of those cheap and unsecure places. There are some nice and not expensive hotels in the shortline (About $65-90) per night. Security 24 hours a day and they take you to the best surfing spots. Again, you get what you pay for, in El salvador, US, or any other place in the worls.

I make a trip to El Salvador at least twoice ayear and never had any issue with anyone or seen anything bad. I guest it all depend where you go and who you interact with. Overall I love to spend my vacations in the sunny beache of Sanblas.



RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #4 on: June 02 2009 18:06:00 »

its cool im goin in july and coming back 4 my third time!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Eric Zencillo

RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #5 on: June 13 2009 19:06:00 »

That is B.S.  this guy is just a wussie.  i just got back with my girl and we had an awasome experience.  Less crowd than Costa Rica and the food was excellent there.  The beer and alcohol was cheap and not too shabby.  We travel from Decameron to libertad, zunzal, and cuco down east.  I will def go back, a whole lot of sufing locals spoke english and gaves us good advice where to eat, sleep, party etc..dangeous country my ass.



RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #6 on: June 27 2009 13:06:00 »

last year my wife and i spent 2 wks in august surfing wonderful well overhead right point breaks.  stayed in playa el tunco at the tortuga lodge.  walked all over the place.  surfed with people from all over the world. never a problem with anyone in or out of the water.  plenty of waves...never a crowd.  mostly surfed sunzal.
i admit to this being a luxo trip, flying in, having a guide (papa) to show us the breaks and having the security afforded by the surf lodge.
i only regret that the economy does not allow us to return this year.



RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #7 on: July 03 2009 09:07:00 »

I went in June 2008  I was shot in the leg, the guide and my friend were beaten to a pulp just to rob us our watches and our boards, we didn´t opposed, people having positive experiences should be a little more responsible when giving advice, since El Salvador is a dangerous country there have been 1,300 crime related murders from Jan to May 2009 in all the country (source la prensa grafica local newspaper), their positive experiences are thanks to places like Atami or other big resorts which provide security  and this doesn´t translate into the country being safe.

Go to Costa Rica if you are on a budget, I have went to Costa Rica 5 times now and it is a joy to feel safe compared to El Salv.



RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #8 on: July 11 2009 18:07:00 »

Short layover in El Salvador & had a brief guided tour.  Beautiful country!  Friendly people. Got to visit La Libertad and had a brief glimpse of Punta Roca from the pier.  Awesome wave.  I'm guessing waves around the pier also goes off with the right conditions.  Anyways, when asked, Julio, our guide, probably gave the best advice:  Be respectful.  Be humble.  You'll be okay.

Yeah, I want to go back and surf Salvador!  Plan ahead, respect the locals in and out of the water, be humble, and safe.  I also want to learn as much Spanish as possible.  I'm stoked and looking forward to a longer stay in El Salvador.



RE: Dangerous Country

« Reply #9 on: August 30 2011 10:08:00 »

I am a local in ES and if you come with attitude to my home break for shure we will kick the living shit out of you if you do not leave when we command you to, just respect and you can surf here no problem by the way good to hear you will not come back one less pussy in the water more waves for real surfers. just stay in Costa Rica and dont dare come back cook.

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