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El Balneario ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.8

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El Balneario Spot ID

tarifa surfing life, El Balneario photo

El Balneario

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El Balneario

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El Balneario

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell WSW | Wind ENE

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.8 °C

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Monday, 23 January 2017, 05:27 Local time
Monday 23
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 12 5 11 11
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 15
WSW 15
WSW 20
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El Balneario in Andalucia is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Overcrowding can even make surfing hazardous.

Spain wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Tarifa, 1 km from El Balneario.

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El Balneario Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Calle Turriano Gracil Tarifa wx, 1 km from El Balneario.


Air temperature
12.0 °C

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Overall El Balneario Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to El Balneario is Gibraltar Airport (GIB) in Gibraltar, 28 km (17 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Balneario is Ibn Batouta (Tanger) Airport (TNG) in Morocco, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Third is Saniat Rmel (Tetouan) Airport (TTU) in Morocco, 54 km (34 miles) away.
  • Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain is 90 km (56 miles) away.
  • Malaga Airport (AGP), also in Spain is the fifth nearest airport to El Balneario and is 124 km (77 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Balneario, Andalucia. Use the tab navigation above to view El Balneario sea temperature, El Balneario photographs, El Balneario detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Balneario webcams, current wind from Andalucia live weather stations and El Balneario tide predictions. The Spain (Europe) swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Spain (Europe) and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Spain (Europe) wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around El Balneario.