My buddies and I are headed to Los Santos to surf and would appreciate any recommendations.
The Los Santos province definitely has some of the better breaks in the country. One break in particular, Playa Venao (also spelled Venado) even played host to the 2008 Central American Surf Championship. Venao’s clean A-frame peaks have drawn comparison to Black’s Beach in Southern California. It’s a 3-mile beach break with numerous peaks, so even if it’s crowded—for Venao, 2 dozen surfers is considered crowded —it’ll feel like California in the ‘60s. When conditions are overhead plus, it can close-out; this usually just means the nearby breaks are perfect. So, I’d recommend going to Venado, which favors high-tide and dropping, and some of the other beaches around there. Nearby is the rock bottom point break of Playa El Toro in Pedasí and Playa Lagarto, a pretty consistent beach break. Venao’s only about a 20-minute drive from Pedasí toward Cambutal, so it’s pretty easy to get a fun session in at each of the breaks in single day. There are a several other breaks around: just ask around.