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Tongo Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.6

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Surf Report Feed
Tongo Reef break guidePhoto by: Guido Cassanelli

Tongo Reef Surf Guide

Tongo Reef in Galapagos is an exposed reef break that has pretty consitent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. A right hand reef break. It's sometimes crowded here. Watch out for rocks,sea lions.

Tongo Reef Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Tongo Reef:

The best conditions reported for surf at Tongo Reef occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Tongo Reef 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 92% of the time in April while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% 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 Tongo Reef Location Map

Interactive Tongo Reef 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 Tongo Reef is Seymour (Galapagos) Airport (GPS) in Galapagos I. (ecuador, which is 87 km (54 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Tongo Reef is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 971 km (603 miles) away.

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Tongo Reef Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 23:27 Local Time
Wednesday 24Thu
Wave (m) 0.5
Period (s) 12 12 16 15
Wind (km/h) 15
ESE 15
ESE 10
Wind State off off off off

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Swell History at Tongo Reef

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Wind History at Tongo Reef

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

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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