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El Canyon ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.9

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El Canyon Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Galapagos – San Cristobal, Ecuador)

El Canyon Spot ID

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El Canyon

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El Canyon

Photo credit: Joshua Marcillo

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.4 °C

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Sunday, 15 July 2018, 23:09 Local time
SunMonday 16
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h) 15
SSE 15
S 15
S 15
Wind State cross-

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El Canyon in Galapagos is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southwest. There is a left hand reef break. Sometimes crowded. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, 1 km from El Canyon.

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El Canyon Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Ayora, 78 km from El Canyon.


Air temperature
20 °C

Current weather near El Canyon

Overall El Canyon Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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  • The nearest passenger airport to El Canyon is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 87 km (54 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to El Canyon is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 971 km (603 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Canyon, Galapagos - San Cristobal. Use the tab navigation above to view El Canyon sea temperature, El Canyon photographs, El Canyon detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Canyon webcams, current wind from Galapagos - San Cristobal live weather stations and El Canyon tide predictions. The Ecuador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ecuador and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ecuador wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around El Canyon.

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.