SURFING HOLIDAYS IN ANDALUCÍA, SOUTHWESTERN SPAIN
SURFING HOLIDAYS IN THE PROVINCE OF CÁDIZ ON THE ‘COSTA DE LA LUZ’
Based in the heart of Spain’s warmest, driest coastal region, Andalucía. With a fantastic climate, unbelievable Spanish beaches, powerful winter waves, and superb culture. Experience an unforgettable holiday in a part of Spain still overlooked by many travelling surfers. This particular stretch of Spain’s Atlantic coastline is very lightly surfed. Which means minimal crowds! The beauty of this particular region lies within the diversity of the coastline. From mellow or powerful beachbreaks to long walled up reef and point breaks, this stretch of coast has it all! The majority of the swell received in this part of Spain is ground swell.
Andalucía usually receives well-ordered and super powerful ground swells that seem to come out of nowhere. Within the space of a single day, the surf can build by four feet and last for weeks on end.
The small crowd factor is also a massive plus about this region of Spain. The lack of crowds and ‘heavy locals’ makes this region and excellent destination for foreign surfers.
The majority of locals that surf in this area come from Malaga, Cádiz and Seville making the lineup at weekends a little bit crowded and the weekdays almost empty! Arriving on a Sunday and leaving on a Sunday would ensure pretty uncrowded surf.
Due to the rugged shape of the coastline, and the many coves and bays, working in defferent swell and wind directions, you should always be able to find a clean wave somewhere.
WHAT’S ON OFFER?
The ‘Southern Spain Surf Experience’ is located in the coastal towns of Conil de la Frontera and El Palmar. The accommodation is located in the village of El Palmar which is a small rural village and is host to one of the best waves in the Cádiz area. It’s never been easier for visitors to learn to surf here, with a reputable surf school running lessons on the beach at El Palmar.
Learn-2-surf is a great way for people to immerse themselves in the surf travel lifestyle and learn how to surf with other people who share the passion for surfing. The Surf courses are run with a friendly chilled vibe and are ideal for single travellers, couples, family’s and groups of friends.
The El Palmar Surf School has an excellent Surf Tuition programme and employs experienced BSA & GSF Surf Instrcutors and fully qualified beach lifeguards who have plenty of experience. The surf school is a safe and professional environment in which to learn the amazing sport of surfing.
There are Surf Clinics available for any level of surfer who requires constant undivided attention from a professional surf coach.
If you are an experiencd surfer looking for more challenging waves then opt for our Surf Guiding option. A local Surf Guide will give you a safe introduction to the more challenging, lesser known surf spots in the Cádiz area. Whatever your preference, short and hollow or long and mellow, you’ll find it in Andalucía with the help of your local surf guide.
You can also create your own ideal Cádiz surfing holiday we offer fully customizable ‘self-select‘ surfing holidays in Andalucía.
There are various choices of surfing Accommodation available in the Cádiz area catering for all tastes and budgets.
WHO WILL IT APPEAL TO?
Andalucía is a great surfing destination and also an excellent destination for Europeans wanting to escape the winter chill.
Experienced surfers will find a wide range of challenging waves from October to April. However this coast is a swell magnet and picks up regular swells from September each year and many times the season will run until the end of June.
During the ‘wave season’ ond over weekends things get fairly crowded at the ‘hot spots’ but mid week and at the lesser surfed breaks crowds are thin and the vibe is friendly.
People new to surfing and beginners are not restricted to the wave season and Andalucía will deliver suitable surf for newbies and beginners all year round.
For more information please see our Andalucia Guide.