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Mountainous coffee-producing country in Central America, bordered by Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, and Belize, with 250 miles of southwest-facing Pacific Ocean coastline. The 50-mile stretch of Caribbean coast on the east side of Guatemala is in a waveless bay. "Guatemala is not a surfer's destination by itself," a 1986 Surf Report newsletter states. "But it's a nice stop on the way from Mexico...

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