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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Israel

Middle East

The 'holy land' for some, somewhat less of a 'destination' as far as the surfing goes... the Mediterranian sometimes throws up sufficient swell. As it is mostly short fetch wind swell, get out there and enjoy it when you can. Notwithstanding this, Israel produces some good surfers
Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon
Geographic coordinates: 31 30 N, 34 45 E
Coastline: 273 km
Climate: temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas
Terrain: Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley
Natural hazards: sandstorms may occur during spring and summer; droughts
Currency: new Israeli shekel (nis)

Location: Middle East, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Egypt and Lebanon
Geographic coordinates: 31° 30' N, 34° 45' E
Coastline km: 273 km km
Climate: temperate; hot and dry in southern and eastern desert areas
Terrain: Negev desert in the south; low coastal plain; central mountains; Jordan Rift Valley
Elevation: lowest point: Dead Sea -408 m highest point: Har Meron 1,208 m
Natural hazards: sandstorms may occur during spring and summer; droughts; periodic earthquakes
Currency: New Israeli Shekel (ILS)
Population: 6,352,117 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Hebrew (official), Arabic used officially for Arab minority, English most commonly used foreign language
Capital: Jerusalem
Divisions: 6 districts (mehozot, singular - mehoz); Central, Haifa, Jerusalem, Northern, Southern, Tel Aviv

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Traje Fullsuit Traje de neopreno para surf (springsuit) Calzones de surf Calzones de surf Calzones de surf Traje de neopreno para surf (springsuit)
Water temp. 61°F
16°C
68°F
20°C
79°F
26°C
84°F
29°C
82°F
28°C
70°F
21°C
Air temp. 63°F
17°C
72°F
22°C
81°F
27°C
86°F
30°C
79°F
26°C
73°F
23°C
Climate            

Seasonal swell & wind variations

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Surf Spots

Surf Spots (84)
Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
"PENGUIN SHIT" (Herzliya) 7 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
'Kevere El`Sheik, (Ashkelon) 7 / -
Right and left Point-break Experienced surfers
Acadia darom - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Acre (mifalim) - / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Al Deira Beach, Gaza - / -
All surfers
Al Gal 17 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Antenot - / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
apolonia - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Argaman's Beach 29 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Ashdod -hshover 16 / -
Right Rivermouth All surfers
Ashkelon -- shimshon 15 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
BackDoor (Haifa) 32 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Bagira Beach 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Bat Galim 20 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Bat-yam (al gal) 15 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Bet Yanay 17 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Bet-Yanai - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Betzet beach ( Neer Nahariya ) 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Cheesegrater - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Dabush 22 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Danger 12 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Dolfinraium 21 / -
Right Sand-bar All surfers
DOSIM BEACH 31 / -
All surfers
Dromi(Ashdod) 6 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Eilat(green beach) 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
EILAT(HA MIGDALOR) 1 / -
Right and left Reef-coral All surfers
Frishman 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Gaza Harbourmouth (Palestine) 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Gordon Beach 6 / -
All surfers
Green Beach 2 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Ha Nifrad 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
HA-ARUBOT 15 / -
Left Beach-break All surfers
Ha-golshim 26 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Haambatia - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Hadromy 19 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Hakshatot (Ashdod) 29 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Hapanas 3 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Hasharon 9 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Hasharon Beach 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Havazelet Hasharon 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Hazuk 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Ha`Radar 1 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Hilton 30 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Hof gil (Ashdod) 4 / -
Left Sand-bar All surfers
Hof maxim (Hifa) 3 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Igolim ashdod 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break
jeser a zarka 2 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Kadarim (Haifa) 14 / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
Kontiki 6 / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
Kontiki ( Herzelia ) 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Maravi 13 / 1
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Marina 25 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Marina Reef (Nahariya) 6 / -
All surfers
Maxim Beach 6 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Netanya(poleg) 8 / -
All surfers
Neurim (youth) beach 21 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Nirvana Beach 8 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Palmachim - Htzinorot 12 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Palmahim - Behind the cliff 14 / -
Right and left All surfers
Papaya (Nahriya) 1 / -
Right and left All surfers
pik - / 1
Right and left Point-break All surfers
Poeblo Espaniol ( Rishon Le-Zion) - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Rasko beach 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Rishon 23 / -
Right and left All surfers
Sea of Galilee - / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Secret spot in the north 10 / -
Right Point-break All surfers
Shavei Tzion 11 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Sheraton- Metzitzim 3 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Shonit beach ( Caesarea ) 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Shover (Ashkelon) 3 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Sidney Ali ( Herzelia ) 8 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Sironit Beach 18 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Sokolov Beach ( Nahariya ) 9 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Sokolov nahria 29 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
South Beach 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
stalbeach-haifa 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Tayelet-ashkelon 4 / -
Left Sand-bar All surfers
TE PEAK 12 / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
Tel-Baruch 29 / -
Right and left breakwater/jetty All surfers
THE CANTRY 5 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
The Reef 9 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Topsy 6 / -
Right and left Reef-rocky All surfers
Ziqim Beach 4 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Zvulun Beach 27 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
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 Last surf sessions

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DrC123 avatar
Bat Galim
By DrC123
Apr 11, 2014
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Pisco23 avatar
Marina
By Pisco23
Dec 31, 2010
winter waves - Having missed some of the best waves in Israel for many years (I arrived the day after the swell - classic :-) this new swell was welcome.  Totally flat the yesterday and nice 1-1.2m swell today.  Sets had head-high faces - which was unexpe
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Marina
By Pisco23
Feb 15, 2008
un fit!!! - Not bad waves, peaking out back and then re-forming on the inside, 8-14 people out and a couple of goatboats.  The waves were OK, but I was soooo unfit that it was quite painful.
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Hilton
By Ilanit
Aug 2, 2007
course -
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 Last surf trips

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Pisco23 avatar
Trip: Not a surf-trip II
By Pisco23
From Feb 14, 2008 to Feb 23, 2008
Hoping for some surf - as this is winter in the med.
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Trip: Not a surf trip...
By Pisco23
From Feb 15, 2007 to Feb 23, 2007
Not a surf trip, but if there are any waves, I'll try and get wet.  Had good conditions here last year at about the same time.
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By Mel McManus , 04-05-2010

Surf harmony in the Holy Land - Since 1974 my local break Tel-Baruch (Tel-Ba or TB) has gone from a f...... shit-hole to sheer bliss & harmonious surfing amongst the locals & any visiting "guests". The quality & consistency of the waves have improved "beyond your wildest dreams". Water is crystal clean & the beach/parking facilities are "ucla" (great). Like our occasional jap surfer ("occasional" - over the last 10-12 years) & our new Aussie guest, just join in & enjoy rippin with some really cool Israelis (especially the Xtreme surf-chicks - extremely fearless, modest & REALLY, REALLY so beautiful!)

By stefan , 01-12-2009

Surfboard hire around Ashdod? - Hello!

I may be heading to Ashdod at the beginning of 2010 to work for several short periods at a time.
I was wondering if you know of a place that rents out surfboards in Ashdod?
I normally ride a 6' 3'', but really any kind of shortboard would be fine in case there are waves when I have a day off here and there.
Would very much appreciate any tips you have on board hire or surfing in that region in general.
cheers for now,
Stefan

By Anonymous , 11-09-2008

to the australian... - living in israel is a fight: the heat, 3 years in the army, war, terror, jewish mothers... and in israel politeness is a nasty word in general.
surfing in israel is a fight as well: no waves, to many surfers with or without the waves, good spots are being destroyed by massif so called development, pollution etc. SO
be kind with us the time we kick old aggressive habits. and anyway don't mess with an israeli - he will come back with his army gang of falafel eaters and brothers and cousins (everyone in IL is a "brother")...

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