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Latitude: 36° 11.016' N
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from Cadiz, drive towards Barbate, and then you pass El Palmar, drive a bit further, there is a lighthouse, on a windy day, many many windsurfers, place is called Babo Travalgar, some major battle in the good old days of the pirats.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Don't know
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionWest, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
has been some time since i was there, couple of years ago, not too many surfers, many windsurfers though with the right wind. in the winter months it is working nice though.
i used to park my van next to a white wall with view of the spot and stay for weeks.
when El Palmar is getting a good size, then Canos will work. When Canos will get good size, Barbate will work fine.
With the good wind, some Moroccans will come in their little boats from the other side, and when you are lucky they have some prsents for you!
Sitting in your car, raining, drink some Cafe Late, eat some tapa's and wait for some waves. For the rest not so much to do. Some interesting old towns.
But the people make it, and they are very nice
By Anonymous , 11-01-2009
water temp: - I was there end of December. The Water Temp was like 15 - 16 Degree. Minimum a long 3mm/2mm Wetsuit. Or Better a 4mm/3mm.
By gabriel , 19-09-2006
so much people... - Its a good left with tubular secsions. But actually there is a lot of people in the reefbreak. You must go to the Palmar or to another wave because the locals can be very agressive.
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