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Palplanche Surf Guide

Palplanche in - is an exposed point break. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of wreck and sharks.

Palplanche Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
rarely breaks
25.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palplanche:

The best conditions reported for surf at Palplanche occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Palplanche with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 43% of the time in April while 57% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
57%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
0%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Palplanche Location Map

Interactive Palplanche 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 Palplanche is Port Gentil Airport (POG) in Gabon, 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Palplanche is Omboue Hopital Airport (OMB), also in Gabon, 122 km (76 miles) away.

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Palplanche Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 3 July 2022, 18:33 Local Time
Sunday 03Mon
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m)
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
0.5
SW
Period (s) 12 11 11 11
Wind (km/h)
25
25
25
25
Wind State cross cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Palplanche

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

Wind History at Palplanche

Wind stats for Palplanche, 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 Palplanche. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    8km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach/jetty
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    13km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: inconsistent
    77km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Palplanche: