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Playa El Palmar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.1
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.1
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 3.6

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Playa El Palmar break guidePhoto by: Fabri

Playa El Palmar Surf Guide

Playa El Palmar in Andalucia is a fairly exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Winter and spring are the best times of year to visit. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Poor surf in light onshore winds Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The beach break offers mainly right hand waves. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Playa El Palmar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa El Palmar:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa El Palmar occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

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

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa El Palmar with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 6% of the time in December while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 85% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
6%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
9%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
85%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa El Palmar Location Map

Interactive Playa El Palmar 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 Playa El Palmar is Jerez Airport (XRY) in Spain, 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa El Palmar is Ibn Batouta (Tanger) Airport (TNG) in Morocco, 58 km (36 miles) away.

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Playa El Palmar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 23 January 2021, 16:29 Local Time
Saturday 23Sun
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 2.0
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2.0
W
1.4
WNW
1.3
WNW
Period (s) 13 13 13 12
Wind (km/h) 30
WSW 30
WSW 35
SW 35
SW
Wind State on cross-
on
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on
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on

Swell History at Playa El Palmar

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

Wind History at Playa El Palmar

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

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