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Carola break guidePhoto by: Daniel Keegan

Carola Surf Guide

Carola in Galapagos is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Summer offers the best conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A right hand reef break. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Carola Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Carola:

The best conditions reported for surf at Carola occur when a North swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Carola (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Carola with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in February while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 55% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
55%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Carola Location Map

Interactive Carola surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Carola is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 87 km (54 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Carola is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 970 km (602 miles) away.

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Carola Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 11 August 2022, 16:59 Local Time
Thursday 11Fri
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
Period (s) - - - -
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
25
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Carola

Surf stats for Carola, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Carola

Wind stats for Carola, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Carola. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    45km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Carola: