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El Palito Spot ID

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Type: beach and breakwater

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NNE | Wind SSW

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.1 °C

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Sunday, 15 September 2019, 21:29 Local time
SunMonday 16
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 5 5 5 5
Wind (km/h) 5
SSE 10
SW 5
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El Palito in Zona del Centro is a reasonably exposed beach and breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. The best wind direction is from the south southwest. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the north northeast. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of rips, jetty.

Venezuela wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Macuro, 5 km from El Palito.

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El Palito Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Caracas Airport/Aeropuerto Internacional Simon Bolivar, 122 km from El Palito.


Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near El Palito

Overall El Palito Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to El Palito is General Bartolome Salom International (Puerto Cabello) Airport (PBL) in Venezuela, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Palito is Arturo Michelena International (Valencia) Airport (VLN), also in Venezuela, 41 km (25 miles) away.
  • Third is Sub Teniente Nestor Arias (San Felipe) Airport (SFH) in Venezuela, 74 km (46 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Caracas) Airport (CCS) in Venezuela is 123 km (76 miles) away.
  • Barquisimeto International Airport (BRM), also in Venezuela is the fifth nearest airport to El Palito and is 145 km (90 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Palito, Zona del Centro. Use the tab navigation above to view El Palito sea temperature, El Palito photographs, El Palito detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Palito webcams, current wind from Zona del Centro live weather stations and El Palito tide predictions. The Venezuela swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Venezuela 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 Venezuela 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 Palito.