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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Surfers El Tunco, El Salvador

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El Tunco is a surfer's choice for the sport because the waves are good and the town is affordable. And... the water is near perfect temperature.

Surfer carrying his long board

Surfer carrying his long board

The beach has surfers everywhere. If you are on your beach towel or swimming in the sea, you can watch them go past you to the higher waves farther down the beach.

Young girl taking her first surf lesson

Young girl taking her first surf lesson

Private surf lessons are available through several shops in El Tunco. This girl is eager to go and seems to be enjoying herself.

 

Success!

Success!

It didn't take her long to get the drift of things and she was up on her board in no time! After her short ride, she was fist-pumping and shouting.

Now she's a surfer girl.

Notice her surf board leash on her ankle.

Boards for rent

Boards for rent

If you do not own a board or aren't traveling with your own, you can rent one from the shops on the main drag in El Tunco for $10 a day.

Notice the main street is not paved, only sand.

Heading down to bigger waves

Heading down to bigger waves

The bigger waves on this beach are the ones in the horseshoe in the center of the photo. A sandbar juts out into the sea and the ocean rolls and crashes higher here.

Girls just wanna have fun

Girls just wanna have fun

Everyone wants to get in on the fun and the beach babes are on their way to the jetty too.

Notice the surf board leashes are wrapped around the bottom of their boards.

Sea, sun and young girls

Sea, sun and young girls

We watched the gear of these girls while they went out swimming. The beach was not crowded and people were friendly.

Finished for the day

Finished for the day

There are two areas that are good for surfing, one at the horseshoe mentioned above and another section at the opposite end of the beach. This girl is probably done for the day, but maybe she is going to check out the waves at the other end.

 

A surfer girl with her shorter board

A surfer girl with her shorter board

Shorter boards tend to be more "goosey" in the water and takes a greater amount of skill to navigate them on the waves. This girl must have experience in the water to be using a shorter board. Then again, the size of one's board could be a personal preference.

A young man and his board

A young man and his board

Each board has a leash to strap onto your foot so you don't lose your board when you are out surfing. This man's leash is not wound around the board but is hanging loose. He might be looking to do more wave riding at the other end of the beach.

Down to the bare minimum

Down to the bare minimum

It's a simple life. Surfers don't bring much with them to the beach. No sunglasses, shoes, towels or beach bags. Otherwise these items might be stolen at the beach, and carrying the board is enough to concern themselves over.

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For a surfing pictorial of Kata Beach, Thailand, click here

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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website RetireEarlyLifestyle.com, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on Amazon.com.

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