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Manglecito Surf Guide

Manglecito in Galapagos - San Cristobal is a fairly exposed reef and point break that has quite reliable surf. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. The best wind direction is from the southwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the optimum swell angle is from the north. There is a left breaking reef. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for rocks.

Manglecito Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reefReef and pointIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Manglecito:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Manglecito with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 11% of the time in January while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
11%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
76%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Manglecito Location Map

Interactive Manglecito 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 Manglecito is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 92 km (57 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Manglecito is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 961 km (597 miles) away.

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Manglecito Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 13:08 Local Time
Tuesday 29Wed
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m)
0.4
NW
0.3
NW
0.3
NW
0.4
NW
Period (s) 14 18 18 16
Wind (km/h)
15
15
15
15
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Manglecito

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

Wind History at Manglecito

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Manglecito. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    13km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    14km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    16km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    33km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Manglecito: