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Carola ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.7

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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

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent20.2°C

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:

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Carola sea temperature, Carola photographs, Carola detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Carola webcams, current wind from Galapagos - San Cristobal live weather stations and Carola 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 Carola

Carola Surf:

Monday, 13 July 2020, 07:53 Local time
Monday 13
Wave (m) -
Period (s) - 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
SSE 20
SSE 20
SSE 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, 1 km from Carola.

IS AT (local time)

Carola Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At San Cristobal Island, 2 km from Carola.

light winds from the SSE

Nearby precipitation but not falling at station
Air temperature
20.3 °C

Current weather near Carola

Overall Carola Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

Surf stats for Carola: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Carola: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Carola beach photo


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Carola Break photo


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Carola break on a good day photo


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droping into Carola photo


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Carola Location Maps

Carola Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Galapagos - San Cristobal surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Carola

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Carola:

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Wave buoys nearest to Carola:

Tide stations nearest to Carola:

  • Closest tide station
    San Cristobal
    1 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Puerto Ayora
    50 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Isla Baltra
    55 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    605 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    La Libertad
    608 mi


  • 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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