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

Doable

Welcoming Intimidating

OK, competitive.

Crowd Factor

Moderate

Mellow Heavy

Usually has a crowd, can get mobbed.

Spot Rating

Fun

Poor Perfect

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

Shoulder Burn

Medium

Light Exhausting

OK, paddle out in channels.

Water Quality

Clean

Clean Dirty

Good

Additional Information

Hazards

Sharp rocks, heavy waves.

Access

Drive along the North Track - park overlooking breaks.

Bring Your

Shortboard, fish, bodyboard

Seabed

Lava reef

Best Season

Best October - March

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview

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