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Loberia Surf Guide

Loberia in Galapagos is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. Both left and right reef breaks. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Hazards include rocks,sea lions.

Loberia Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Loberia:

The best conditions reported for surf at Loberia occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Loberia with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 66% of the time in March while 20% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
66%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
20%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Loberia Location Map

Interactive Loberia 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 Loberia is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 90 km (56 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Loberia is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 969 km (602 miles) away.

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Loberia Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 19 August 2022, 05:32 Local Time
Friday 19
3AM6AM9AM12PM
Wave (m)
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h)
20
20
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
on

Swell History at Loberia

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

Wind History at Loberia

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

Loberia Reviews:

Interactive Porthcawl Point location map. View nearby buoy information, live wind conditions and surrounding roads, paths and locations to help find new breaks. Click the buoys or wind icon to view more information.

Ratings
Based on 1 vote.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s44.0
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s44.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s33.0
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Review
Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Ricardo/Galapagosurf from Ecuador
“You need to get it very early morning and in February through April months for best conditions. It gets big and heavy. When on a combination swell from NW and SE you will get it as a almost perfect peak breaking both ways. If only SE-S swell it will be only a right peak. Gets crowded when small and less on big swells. Careful going left as there is a rock when it's low tide that you could hit if falling right after take off.

Great beach and lagoon for snorkeling and swimming with sea lions pups but careful big adult sea lions on breeding months (Feb) (Aug-Oct) if you see the male sea lion aggressive get away from pups.

Loberia is located at SE side of island (wrong location on your map) [EDITOR replies: Thanks. We have corrected this].”

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

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