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Tortuga Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.5

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Tortuga Bay Surf Forecast / Galapagos – Santa Cruz / Ecuador

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 11 am Wednesday 24 Feb 2021 GALT
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Tortuga Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tortuga Bay sea temperature is 26.2 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.2 max: 29.4 min: 23.5 °C)
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Tortuga Bay surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Tortuga Bay sea temperature is 26.2 °C (Statistics for 24 Feb 1981-2005 - mean: 26.2 max: 29.4 min: 23.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-off at Tortuga Bay (light winds from the ENE at Puerto Ayora 3 km from Tortuga Bay). 0.8m 7 s period swell from SSE with an additional 0.5m 15 s period swell from SSW

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Tortuga Bay this week:

The surf forecast for Tortuga Bay over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Thursday (Feb 25) at 12AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.6m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.7m and 7s. The wind is predicted to be cross-shore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Tortuga Bay in the next 7 days are 1.4m 16s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 03) at 12PM. Winds are predicted to be cross-onshore at the time the swell arrives.

Wave TypeTime (GALT) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)12AM (Thu 25th Feb)2ft (0.6m) 15s
Best Surf 3AM (Wed 3rd Mar)4ft (1.2m) 16s
Most Powerful12PM (Wed 3rd Mar)4.5ft (1.4m) 16s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Tortuga Bay over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
11122232333333122113344
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T ecuador.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
0.7
SSW
0.7
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SSW
0.6
SW
0.6
SW
0.7
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.9
SW
0.7
SW
0.8
SSW
0.8
SSW
0.7
SW
0.7
SSW
0.9
SSW
1
SW
1.3
SSW
1.4
SSW
1212151414141818171616151414141414131316151616
145142186165160143255246281358349331305301197236236183151425465828921
15
ESE
15
ESE
5
E
5
SSW
10
SSE
5
SW
10
SW
10
S
5
SSW
5
SSW
10
SSE
0
NNE
0
SE
5
SSE
5
W
10
SW
15
SW
10
WSW
15
SW
10
SW
5
ENE
5
NE
5
ESE
cross-
on
cross-
on
crossglasscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
onglassglasscross-
on
glassglassoncrosscross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
1:02PM
1.65
1:06AM
1.73
1:44PM
1.80
1:50AM
1.85
2:23PM
1.95
2:32AM
1.96
3:01PM
2.08
3:13AM
2.03
3:40PM
2.18
3:55AM
2.07
4:20PM
2.22
4:39AM
2.07
5:02PM
2.20
5:24AM
2.02
5:46PM
2.13
7:03PM
0.58
7:25AM
0.33
7:47PM
0.44
8:06AM
0.20
8:29PM
0.30
8:45AM
0.09
9:10PM
0.18
9:24AM
0.02
9:51PM
0.09
10:04AM
0.00
10:33PM
0.05
10:46AM
0.03
11:17PM
0.07
11:30AM
0.11

Note: the tide data above is for Puerto Ayora which is 2 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Tortuga Bay.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Tortuga Bay blow from the N

Wednesday
24
Thursday
25
Friday
26
Saturday
27
Sunday
28
Monday
01
Tuesday
02
Wed
03
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPM
clear
partially cloudy
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
rain showers
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
clearsome cloudsclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- derrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- der
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2726252626262626252627262727262727252727262727
2626252626252626252626252627252626252626252626
2726252626262626252627262727262727252727262727
6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09-
-6:17--6:17--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:15--6:15

Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Wed morning, min 25°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Tortuga Bay Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Tortuga Bay provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Tortuga Bay can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Tortuga Bay surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Tortuga Bay) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Tortuga Bay may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Galapagos - Santa Cruz? If you are looking for accommodation near Tortuga Bay, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Galapagos - Santa Cruz, consider staying in Bahia de la Academia which is 2 km (1 miles) away. Other places in and around Galapagos - Santa Cruz where you can find information about places to rent, and car hire include Galapagos Islands which is 83 km (52 miles) away and San Cristobal, 89 km (55 miles) away.