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El Palmer ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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El Palmer break guidePhoto by: Bruno Sanchez Laws

El Palmer Surf Guide

El Palmer in Golfo de Panama is a quite exposed beach and point break that has quite reliable surf Offshore winds are from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right Best around high tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks in the line up.

El Palmer Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Palmer:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Palmer occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Palmer 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 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
100%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Palmer Location Map

Interactive El Palmer 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 Palmer is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 64 km (40 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Palmer is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 72 km (45 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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El Palmer Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 09:03 Local Time
Saturday 08
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.3
SSE
Period (s) 10 12 12 10
Wind (km/h) 15
N 10
ENE 10
NNE 10
NNW
Wind State cross-
off
cross cross-
off
off

Swell History at El Palmer

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

Wind History at El Palmer

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near El Palmer. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Palmer: