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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: 27.7 °C

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Saturday, 16 December 2017, 00:45 Local time
Friday 15Sat
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 15
NE 15
ENE 15
ENE 15
Wind State cross-

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El Palito in Zona del Centro is a reasonably exposed beach and breakwater break that has quite reliable surf. Winter and spring are the favoured times of year to visit. Offshore winds are from the south southwest. Windswells and groundswells in equal measure and the best swell direction is from the north northeast. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Hazards include 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 Urb Rancho Grande Puerto Cabello wx, 11 km from El Palito.


Air temperature
25.9 °C

Current weather near El Palito

Overall El Palito Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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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.