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Palmas Grandes ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Palmas Grandes Surf Guide

Palmas Grandes in Galapagos is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while. Summer offers the favoured conditions for surfing. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south. A choice of left and right reefs. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rocks,sea lions.

Palmas Grandes Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Palmas Grandes:

The best conditions reported for surf at Palmas Grandes 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 Palmas Grandes (for consistent clean waves)?

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Palmas Grandes 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 64% of the time in March while 28% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 8% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
64%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
28%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
8%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Palmas Grandes 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 Palmas Grandes is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Palmas Grandes is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 1075 km (668 miles) away.

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Palmas Grandes Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 18 April 2021, 15:37 Local Time
Sunday 18Mon
3PM6PM9PM0AM
Wave (m) 1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
1.1
SSW
0.8
SSW
Period (s) 13 13 13 20
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
SSE 10
SSW 10
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Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
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on
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on

Swell History at Palmas Grandes

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

Wind History at Palmas Grandes

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

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