About El Palmar

Part of a huge, exposed stretch of beach that runs from Conil to Trafalgar, El Palmar is a once sleepy village, now famed as a consistent swell catcher and home to some high quality peaks. When its on, the waves will be powerful and hollow, throwing out some excellent rights and lefts. Most popular peaks usually near La Torre tower. Exposed to the wind so benefits from a light easterly blowing.

Source: El Palmar Surf Guide

Ability Level

Beginner - intermediate

Beg Int Adv

Beginners best at lower tides and small swells.

Local Vibe

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

Competitive on main peaks, more chilled on quieter sections.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Popular spot, draws a crowd when good.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

Good, sometimes excellent beachbreak with potential for feathering walls and reeling barrels.

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

Can be a heavy paddle out.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good

Additional Information

Hazards

Rips and longshore drift when swell picks up.

Access

There are a number of beachfront parking options just behind the dunes.

Bring Your

Shortboard, funboard, fish, longboard, bodyboard

Seabed

Sandbanks

Best Season

Best October to March.

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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