About El Hierro

Along the Martian-looking North Track, past the beginner friendly waves of Majanicho, lies the twin breaks of Hierro. Hierro Left - also known as El Hierro - is a fun, walling left hander that works in small to medium swells, so is a great introduction to the north coast reefs. Just to the east lies Hierro Right - also known as The Bubble - which, at its best, is a picture perfect A-frame with fast hollow rights and less intense lefts. Waves come out of deep water and hit the triangular reef with a lot of power. Small, crowded take-off zone.

Source: El Hierro Surf Guide

Ability Level

Intermediate - advanced

Beg Int Adv

Rocky lava reefs so not for beginners - overhead best left to advanced.

Local Vibe


Welcoming Intimidating

OK, competitive.

Crowd Factor


Mellow Heavy

Usually has a crowd, can get mobbed.

Spot Rating


Poor Perfect

Fun reefs with rippable lefts and a fast, often hollow right breaking over rocks.

Shoulder Burn


Light Exhausting

OK, paddle out in channels.

Water Quality


Clean Dirty


Additional Information


Sharp rocks, heavy waves.


Drive along the North Track - park overlooking breaks.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard


Lava reef

Best Season

Best October - March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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