Our guide arrived on a jet ski and after a lot of positioning just behind the breaking waves we were told to gun it at full speed. I slammed the boat to max throttle and we sped towards shore. The wave caught up with us and as we started to surf took us from 7 knots to 11 knots as we rode the wave across. An adrenaline rush to be sure.
The staff at the hotel and marina we were staying at were there to meet us with cocktails along with the customs and immigration officials. A great start to our stay in El Salvador and time for a much needed rest after a week at sea.