El Palmar surf

El Palmar Surf school

Do you want to learn to surf in Spain? Then this is the place for you!
The A-Frame Surf School in southern Spain offers surf courses for every level. Experienced surfers who do not want to book a surf lesson or course can hire a surfboard at our surfboard rental and take on the world-class waves on their own.

Highly qualified and experienced surf instructors teach you how to surf - in small groups or in individual coaching. If you are an advanced surfer and don't want to book a surf course, you can rent a surfboard in our surfboard rental and conquer the waves on your own.

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Location of our El Palmar Surf school

The A-Frame Surf School and our two camps are located directly on the beach at El Palmar, a small Spanish coastal town near Conil de la Frontera. Our surf school is located on the Costa de la Luz, which means “Coast of Light”. This beautiful stretch of coast deserves its name. With 300 days of sunshine a year, Andalusia is one of the sunniest regions in Europe and even in winter it is wonderfully mild. You can holiday here any time of the year and expect pleasant temperatures and quality waves to learn to surf.

El Palmar Surf camp

If you want to spoil yourself during your surf holiday, we recommend a stay in one of our surf camps. At the A-Frame Surf & Yoga Camp we offer surf courses and yoga classes as well as delicious food and comfortable accommodation.

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More details about our El Palmar Surf & Yoga Camp

At our camp you will find peace and quiet, learn to surf, relax and strengthen with yoga and enjoy fantastic food. You will stay in beautiful Andalusian-style accommodation while enjoying plenty of privacy. Now all you have to do is make up your mind: Would you rather live directly on the beach or in the idyllic and peaceful countryside? At the beachfront camp you have breakfast with sea view. The Oasis Camp is a bit quieter and each accommodation has its own garden. Also, from here it is only a stone’s throw (400m) to the beach.

El Palmar Yoga & Surf

The surf lessons take place five days a week, with both camps together. At any time you can join an open yoga class and find your inner balance on your mat with a view of the sea.

Surf camp

Yoga Camp in El Palmar

Yoga has a very special meaning for us as well as surfing. We believe that these activities complement each other perfectly and therefore we offer both: Yoga and surfing. The yoga classes take place in our beautiful wooden yoga house overlooking the ocean. All yoga equipment is provided, you don’t have to bring anything but comfortable clothes.

Yoga classes take place almost daily at the A-Frame Yoga-House. The timetable can be found at elpalmaryoga.com. If you want more yoga during your vacation, you can sign up for a yoga retreat or yoga holiday at our camp.

Yoga in El Palmar

The surrounding area of El Palmar

In addition to the excellent waves, the beauty of Andalusia can be seen in and around El Palmar. Between gentle hills and blue sea you can explore traces of the region’s Moorish past. This can be found in the architecture of southern Spain as well as in the food. Explore the famous white villages of Vejer and Conil de la Frontera. Watch whales and kite surfers in Tarifa and try some delicious tapas in the beuatifu cities of Cadiz, Jerez and Seville. There is so much to discover…

El Palmar - Surfing plus culture in Andalusia

Between gentle hills and the blue sea you can experience the traces of the Moorish past. This can be found in the architecture of southern Spain as well as in the food. Tapas, sherry and flamenco are only three of many Andalusian specialities. Go on a journey of discovery and explore romantic white villages like Vejer and Conil de la Frontera. Watch whales and kite surfers in Tarifa and plunge into the vibrant metropolis of Seville. There is a lot to discover.


El Palmar - Surf and explore

Besides surfing and sightseeing, it is above all nature that makes southern Spain so attractive for many. Empty beaches, excellent cliffs and natural parks provide the perfect terrain for climbing, hiking, mountain-biking and running trails as well as birdwatching and horserides on the beach. Andalusia is truly an outdoor paradise for any nature lover.


El Palmar Surf Team

The heart of every surf school is the team or as we like to say, the A-Frame family. Our staff are friendly, inclusive and well-trained to will advise you on the right course and surfboard. Our surf instructors are all ISA certified and look forward to sharing their passion for surfing with you. Look forward to surfing in El Palmar with A-Frame!


El Palmar Surf Forecast

The waves are constant in El Palmar all year round. In high summer, surf beginners can enjoy small waves to practice. The rest of the year there are beautiful waves for all surf levels. The nice thing about El Palmar: Thanks to the 8km long beach break, everyone can find a lonely peak here. Check out the El Palmar Surf report on our Surf camp website.

El Palmar Surf Webcam

Through our own A-Frame webcam in El Palmar, you can watch the waves around the clock. Check the waves from the comfort of your sofa, wherever you are in the world.


El Palmar Surf spot

The surf spot at Playa El Palmar is legendary in the Spanish surf scene. Surfing in El Palmar means 8km beach break with waves for beginners and advanced surfers. Here every surfer has a lot of space and finds a lonely peak. Around El Palmar you will find many other surf spots for surfing like Caños de Meca, Fuente de Gallo, Cabo Roche or Barbate.

El Palmar Surf shop

Besides the surf school and the surf camp, we also have a surf shop in El Palmar. In the A-Frame Surfshop you can find everything that makes the surfer's heart beat faster. In addition, you will find beautiful equipment for all yogis and stylish surf fashion. You can see what's available on site or under Surf shop.

Surf shop in El Palmar

El Palmar Surf Hire

In our surf shop in El Palmar you will also find the A-Frame surf hire. Rent surfboards for beginners, intermediates and advanced surfers. In the premium rental you will find high performance surfboards from Firewire and Torq - all with excellent fins. 

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