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El Balneario Surf Guide

El Balneario in Andalucia is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. The crowds in the water make a gath helmet a good idea.

El Balneario Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Balneario:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Balneario occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf El Balneario (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Balneario with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 22% of the time in January while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 50% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Balneario Location Map

Interactive El Balneario surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. 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.

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El Balneario Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 5 December 2022, 01:23 Local Time
Monday 05
Wave (m)
Period (s) 12 11 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off cross-

Swell History at El Balneario

Surf stats for El Balneario, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Balneario

Wind stats for El Balneario, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

El Balneario Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s32.8
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.0
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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jezu from Spain
“Please don't comment anything about our waves....
Go to some other place and comment what you want, but not
here in Cadiz.
Because of people and not surfers like you, our waves are being f**ked up by so called surfers, these outsiders just throw shit on our beaches and don't have any manners.
Thank you.
sampai junmpa lagi bangsat.....
There are no good quality waves in Cadiz. Go to Portugal.
I hear Amado is good...”

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