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Tortuga Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.9

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Tortuga Bay Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Galapagos – Santa Cruz, Ecuador)

Tortuga Bay Spot ID

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Type: beach and reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.1 °C

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Thursday, 14 December 2017, 09:20 Local time
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Wave (m) 0.4
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0.6
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Period (s) 15 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
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SSE 15
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Tortuga Bay in Galapagos - Santa Cruz is an exposed beach and reef break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. The best wind direction is from the north. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for - Sharks, rays, iguanas, turtles, protected marine life, rips, rocks.

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Puerto Ayora, 2 km from Tortuga Bay.

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At Puerto Ayora, 3 km from Tortuga Bay.

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Tortuga Bay is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 35 km (22 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Tortuga Bay is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 1051 km (653 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Tortuga Bay, Galapagos - Santa Cruz. Use the tab navigation above to view Tortuga Bay sea temperature, Tortuga Bay photographs, Tortuga Bay detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Tortuga Bay webcams, current wind from Galapagos - Santa Cruz live weather stations and Tortuga Bay 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 Tortuga Bay.