El Paredón is famous for its beach breaks and sandbars. The height of the waves vary in a range between 3-12 feet depending on the swells.
El Paredón, Guatemala is famous for its beach breaks and sandbars. The height of the waves vary in a range between 3-12 feet depending on the swells. The biggest waves can be surfed during rainy season, between June and October. However, the sandbars are constantly moving due to the power and speed of the waves, making them a bit technical. Between the months of December and April the swell is generally smaller, the average wave height is around 3-6 feet. At the time of year the sandbars are quite stable, offering the cleanest sessions.
In the mornings there is normally an offshore wind, which turns the ocean glassy and creates nice and constant hollow left and right breaks. Around 11:00 a.m. the wind changes and blows south, which diminishes the quality of the wave, sometimes surf friendly, sometimes not. Most days around 4 pm the wind slows down and conditions pick up for the rest of the afternoon.
Some surfers have reported marine turtles and dolphins, among many other species while surfing. It is quite common to see pelicans “surfing” over the lips of the waves early in the mornings and during late afternoons.