Galapagos Island: Surf Destination of the Month

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Baja, Hawaii, and California are among the top and well…most common options for the month of February. However, with the dangerously strong weather that accompanies El Nino may not always be favorable to the surfing conditions of California and the surrounding areas. If you’re searching for light winds and warm weather, the Galapagos Islands are your best bet. Here are a few reasons why.

 

LOCATION: 

The Galapagos Islands are located directly on the equator and are great for Southern Hemisphere swells. Presently in the midst of a season of warmth, the Galapagos are now experiencing very light winds, specifically in during the early hours of the day. Furthermore, there are numerous islands to pick from

STATS

Statistics show that February is not only the most intense month of the year for swells in the Galapagos Islands but their wind speeds have a tendency to be relatively lighter.

POPULATION

Due to the high amount of reef and beach breaks, the Galapagos is the perfect place to catch waves without the hassle of crowds.

 

BEST SURF SPOTS
San Cristobal Island  

  • Punta Carola: One of the premier surf spots in Galapagos with waves averaging around 10 feet.
  • Manglecito: Located 15 nautical miles west of Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, this beach offers 6 foot waves and the occasional company of sea lions  in the ocean alongside you.

Santa Cruz Island

  • Cerro Gallina: Waves average about 6 feet, however one of the primary attractions is the gorgeous beach view.

Isabela Island

Isabela becoming widely popular Galapagos due to it’s relaxing culture and white sand beaches.

Quinta Ola and Playa Barahona

Both beaches are located within an hour from Puerto Villamil and offer waves that average 6 feet.