Surf in the province of Cadis and Vejer de la Frontera has a well known spot...Palmar Beach. It is a point of reference for surfers in Andalusia due to the great waves that last from September to June.
El Palmar: A high quality spot. Waves Sept to June.Beach break waves from various directions. Ideal wind is Easterly. Ideal swell is South Westerley. Crowds can be a hazard. Average water temp - 14 – 20 degrees. Suitable for beginners. Rating 4 out of 5. For more information, see http://www.beachwizard.com
Los Canos - a classic reef spot. Windsurfers from Tarifatrain here when wind, tides & waves coincide.
Suitable for all - from beginner to advanced. Frequency is regular, wave type is reef-rocky and the direction is left. Wave strength is ordinary. Normal wave length is short (up to 50m). On a good day it can reach up to 150m. Hazards include coral, sharp rocks etc...
Tide & Swell Tide position: low and mid tide Tide: rising and falling Tides Swell size: starts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft Swell direction: West , SouthWest, South, Wind: NorthEast, East, SouthEast, For more information, see http://www.wannasurf.com
Los Caños:(in front of the apartments) Acces to the beach is good. Beware of sharp rocks at low tide. Sailing beyond Traflagar point can be hazardous. . Conditions are best when there is a westerly levante wind.
Los Caños (bay):Low winds effect take off until you are approx. 100m offshore. This is a good place to learn how to windsurf. People can be a hazard when the beach is busy.
Trafalgar beach: Here you will find strong headland currents and dangerous currents on the other side of the isthmus. Northerly winds provide best sailing.
Tarifa: Surfers from all over the world head for Tarifa all throughout the year. Tarifa is located where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean at the Southern most point of mainland Europe. It is also the exact point where the "Poniente" (harsh west wind) meets the "Levante" from the east. These winds make Tarifa one of Europe's premier windsurfing spots.
It's not really an ideal place for beginners because the winds can be very strong. You can rent windsurfing equipment from one of the many surf schools attached to major hotels.
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