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El Salvador


El Salvador

  • Hang out and ride with bodyboarding pros Jay and Vicki Reale

  • Explore a new frontier with tropical waters and uncrowded beaches

  • An ideal spot to escape winter blues and improve your riding

  • A bodyboarding mecca with friendly locals

  • Hang out and ride with ex bodyboarding pros Jay and Vicki Reale
  • Explore a new frontier with tropical waters and uncrowded beaches
  • An ideal spot to escape winter blues and improve your riding
  • A bodyboarding mecca with friendly locals


Quick Facts

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Quick Facts

  • Hanging, bodyboarding and learning from Jay and Vicki Reale
  • Mechanical waves and their proximity to camp makes for excellent photography & coaching
  • Includes professional video and photography analysis package for you to take home
  • Why not enjoy the option of a Multi Stop Trip linking Costa Rica with El Salvador
  • 1 surf trip up the coast where we have a beach and chic beach bar all to ourselves
  • A high number of returning guests every year
  • One of the few tropical destinations without the ‘nasties’: sharks, spiders, angry locals & malaria
  • We’ve an excellent rapport with the local bodyboarders
  • The camp is owned and run by a local family
  • We have access to two swimming pools and a sports bar
  • Budget flights from North America and Canada, ideal to escape winter blues
  • You’ll meet some great people, both guests and the locals

Why join a Bodyboard Holiday in El Salvador?

Four years ago, we sent our instructors on a reconnaissance mission through South and Central America to find the best location for a bodyboard camp. This idyllic, wave rich bodyboarding village in El Salvador is the result. With consistent swell, tropical weather, warm water, incredible sunsets, a community of frothing bodyboarders and three perfect waves a stone throw from the camp, this trip takes some beating!

What to expect?

Join pro bodyboarders Jay and Vicki Reale in paradise on this once in a lifetime bodyboarding trip. We bodyboard from dawn until the onshore winds kick in at 11am before watching back the day’s footage and surfing again in the late afternoon. And it’s not just the waves that’ll impress. Here you’ll be blown away by the magical sunsets, delicious food and the El Salvadorian hospitality.

Who is this trip for?

This trip is popular with European, American and Canadian bodyboarders wishing to escape the northern hemisphere’s frigid winter and enjoy seven days of bodyboarding, chilling on the beach and making new friends. The consistent variety of breaks close to camp offer a fun park for bodyboarders of all abilities. From beginners to experienced shredders, get ready for an unforgettable week of bodyboarding.

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  • A video call with the trip leader – Here we’ll discuss how to book your flights, insurance and where you will be met on arrival. We’ll cover your objectives, pre-trip planning, dietary requirements, physical preparation, kit list, trip expectations and you’ll have the chance to ask any burning questions about the holiday or bodyboarding in general.
  • Upon completion of the call, you will receive the trip leaders direct contact number so that you have personal, immediate line of communication until arrival in the destination.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard Holiday preparation fitness video.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard Holiday preparation Yoga video geared toward bodyboarding flexibility and cramp reduction.
  • If you have footage of your riding, we can offer a pre-trip analysis.


  • A member of our transport team will be waiting for you in arrivals at the airport, having tracked your flight. The journey is only 45 minutes. After a surf stoked week we will return you to the airport in good time for a stress-free check-in.


Our El Salvador bodyboard week comprises 7 nights’ accommodation in a typically central American, family owned, beachside, complex.

  • Shared twin room for each guest, with en-suite
  • 2 x swimming pools
  • Decked terrace overlooking the river with views down to the beach
  • Sports bar with large TV
  • Fresh towels and quality bed linen daily
  • River side, comfy seating beneath the palms to chill out between sessions – views of the beach
  • Onsite bar restaurant with a menu to fit all dietary requirements
  • Beach shower facilities for washing off kit after a surf
  • Wifi throughout the complex

We often take over the entire complex so it’s just us bodyboarders!


  • During the week we will go on a surfari up the coast where we have a beach and chic beach bar all to ourselves
  • Each day we’ll have one long 3 to 4-hour session in the morning which is videoed and those who choose to will receive coaching. Then each evening there is a free surf session where everyone can enjoy some waves at sunset, followed by a few drinks. We work around the tides and daily conditions to guarantee the best waves for our guests.


  • To surf with pro bodyboarders Jay and Vicki Reale is an inspiring experience. To then quiz them about their riding experience, technique, equipment and style is something that a rider of all abilities will find interesting, useful and motivating
  • With such a small group we can ensure personalised one-to-one coaching
  • We will find the waves that suit your objectives discussed in the pre-trip video call
  • Using the Bodyboard Holidays Tree of Knowledge, for those with the desire to really improve their riding, we will plot your progression and sign post you through each stage of your bodyboarding development
  • Using our bespoke resource bank of explainer videos, we will help you to overcome your bodyboarding challenges
  • Coaching can be optional, if it’s not for you we can focus more on free surfing, photography and video. It’s your trip, we will facilitate your fun!


  • Land and in water photo and video package to take home with you (all uploaded to an online gallery for you)
  • Daily analysis sessions of the footage to see you improve fast
  • Move specific split screen analysis videos to break down the sports benchmark moves step by step


Throughout the week we will deliver several bodyboarding related workshops that are optional to attend.

  • Surf forecasting & travel
  • Equipment and industry trends
  • Duck diving and paddling efficiency
  • The secret to dropknee with Jay Reale
  • 360 and roll workshop
  • Yoga, stretching and nutrition session
  • Ask Jay & Vicki anything session (a workshop tailored to your burning questions)


We spend a lot of time bodyboarding, but when it is finished for the day, people’s time is then their own to visit the local village, grab a pupusa, check out the nearby bodyboard shop, watch your favourite team in the sports bar or simply chill under stars with a cocktail. We’ve spent many afternoons sipping smoothies, next to the river, staring at the waves from our accommodation. It’s the best way to recharge between sessions.


Every evening seems to play out the same way in El Salvador. As the afternoon sun begins to dip a little, we head to our fave beach as a group. We set up a basecamp with a cooler box, some chilled tunes and our bodyboarding kit. Some choose to surf through the sunset, while others are happy to relax and recharge while enjoying the action.

It’s always a fun atmosphere as the local bodyboarders from the village are out shredding. Seeing all ages rip the wedges to pieces, particularly drop knee and stand-up on their bodyboards is a sight to behold!

There is always an eclectic mix of travellers, surfers and bodyboarders mixed enjoying the sunset and the vibe is great. One of the highlights of the trip for sure.

For those who would like to party, the central Americans know better than most how to do it and there are a couple of beach bars that have a real buzz about them. When the sun dips, it’s time for dinner, so we usually head back to our onsite restaurant for a group meal or perhaps dinner in the village.


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