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El Faro (Puerto Villamil) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Galapagos – Isla Isabella, Ecuador)

El Faro (Puerto Villamil) Surf Guide

El Faro (Puerto Villamil) in Galapagos - Isla Isabella is a fairly exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Rocks are a hazard.

El Faro (Puerto Villamil) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Faro (Puerto Villamil):

The best conditions reported for surf at El Faro (Puerto Villamil) occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing El Faro (Puerto Villamil) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 46% of the time in April while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 17% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Faro (Puerto Villamil) Location Map

Interactive El Faro (Puerto Villamil) 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 Faro (Puerto Villamil) is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 98 km (61 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to El Faro (Puerto Villamil) is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 1120 km (696 miles) away.

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El Faro (Puerto Villamil) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 19 April 2021, 04:41 Local Time
Monday 19
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 20 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SSW 10
SW 10
SSW 15
Wind State cross-

Swell History at El Faro (Puerto Villamil)

Surf stats for El Faro (Puerto Villamil), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Faro (Puerto Villamil)

Wind stats for El Faro (Puerto Villamil), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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