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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 break guidePhoto by: Joshua Marcillo

El Canyon Surf Guide

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.

El Canyon Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.9
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Canyon:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Canyon occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing El Canyon with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 97% of the time in May while 1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
97%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Canyon Location Map

Interactive El Canyon 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 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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El Canyon Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 05:22 Local Time
Saturday 08
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m) 0.1
NW
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Period (s) 16 - - -
Wind (km/h) 25
SE 20
SE 20
SE 20
SE
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at El Canyon

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

Wind History at El Canyon

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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    • Icon  s43.6
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    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reefReef and point
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    47km away

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