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Garbanzo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Garbanzo Surf Guide

Garbanzo in Great Abaco is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Waves just as likely from local windswells as from distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Right and better left hand reef breaks.. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of urchins, rocks, sharks,fire coral.

Garbanzo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Garbanzo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Garbanzo occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Garbanzo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 23% of the time in March while 66% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
66%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).
Garbanzo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 November 2020, 12:06 Local Time
Saturday 28
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
1.1
ENE
Period (s) 8 8 8 9
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 10
NNE 10
N 10
N
Wind State glass cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Garbanzo

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

Wind History at Garbanzo

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

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