is very heavy surf and is only recommended for experienced surfers. You
should bring two surfboards, one over 7 feet and a smaller surfboard.
The Galapagos is in an ideal geographical location to
pick up the brunt of North Pacific ground swells which pound Hawaii but
bypass Mexico and Central America due to their south-facing orientation.
As such, the Galapagos islands are on a short list of locations which
really amplify and harvest the power of North Pacific ground swells and
enjoy ideal weather and wind conditions. The best season for Surfing the Galapagos Islands is
from December through May, since this is the time period that the
Galapagos Islands receives both north and south swells. However, there
is good surf all year and the winds are also usually offshore.
The reason the surf is better on norths is mainly
because this means there are twice as many surfing spots that you can
surf if you can catch the swell on both directions.
temp ranged from 70 deg F to 78 deg F. The average being 75 deg F. Water
was crystal clear. All breaks were rounded lava rock. Access in and out
of the water was difficult. The best way to the surf is by panga. The
waves break with island power. The main spots are Carola, El Canon, El
Tongo, and the Loberia. There are also spots only accessible by boats.