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Palmas Grandes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Palmas Grandes Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Galapagos – Santa Cruz, Ecuador)

Palmas Grandes Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.8 °C

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Saturday, 18 August 2018, 03:02 Local time
Saturday 18
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 12 13 13 8
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
Wind State cross-

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Palmas Grandes in Galapagos is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A choice of left and right reefs. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks,sea lions.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cerro Gallina, 4 km from Palmas Grandes.

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Palmas Grandes Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Puerto Ayora, 26 km from Palmas Grandes.


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Overall Palmas Grandes Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Palmas Grandes is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 40 km (25 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Palmas Grandes is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 1075 km (668 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Palmas Grandes, Galapagos - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Palmas Grandes sea temperature, Palmas Grandes photographs, Palmas Grandes detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Palmas Grandes webcams, current wind from Galapagos - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Palmas Grandes 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 Palmas Grandes.