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Galapagos Islands Surf Tours

Galapagos Islands Surf Tours

YES! Finally you found the only surf company in the Galapagos islands offering to take you to the best waves in all the islands where surfing is allowed ALL YEAR ROUND and not just on San Cristobal for a couple of months a year.
If you don't find a wave it's not because of bad wind conditions, or no swell (there are North and South swells in the Galapagos Islands) you are just in the wrong place and we know how to take you to the good waves on our yacht.

ALTAMAR

Cristobal de Col surfing in Tortuga Bay - Galapagos Islands - Photo by Jeff Flindt Weather

There are two seasons in the Galapagos. The dry, or "Garua", season, which runs from July to December. "Garua" refers to the fog and mist that commonly hangs on the higher elevations during this season. The hot or wet season lasts from January through June, with March and April generally being the wettest months. The timing of the seasonal change varies somewhat and there is often a several month transition when either type of weather can occur. These seasons are also governed by oceanographic conditions. Around December, several changes occur in atmospheric and oceanic currents.

The trade winds slacken and the Intertropical Convergence Zone, the "climatic equator" that is usually located north of the geographic equator, shifts south toward the Galapagos. The slacking trade winds cause the westward flowing current to slow. These reduce the upwelling and allow warmer water to invade the region. The air warms and the inversion layer breaks down. This allows warm air to rise to the point where rain clouds form and daily afternoon showers occur. Even in this season, however, low elevations, particularly those in the rain shadow of highlands, receive only limited rain. Interestingly, the highlands receive more moisture from the garua than they do from the rain. Typical water temperatures vary between the islands depending on which currents they receive.

ITINERARIES:

Cory Lopez surfing in Cerro Gallina Galapagos Islands - Photo by Jeff Flindt

We know the best surf spots in the Galapagos Islands and we have just the boat for this type of adventure, following the best waves wherever they are. Also our ground crew will keep us informed day by day about the weather and ocean conditions so we don´t miss a good wave.

Hotels are chosen carefully by our operations department considering comfort, location, and price keeping it average, not too cheap, not too expensive, however should you have any special request we can accomodate them.Our idea for a 5 days itinerary is as follows.

Day 1: Arrival to Baltra Island,transfer to the boat, and surfing in North Baltra, back to the boat snacks and drinks, short ride to the north side of Santa Cruz and bus ride to the hotel.

Day 2: Boat ride to Cerro Gallina, Las Palmas, full day of surfing, back to town.

Day 3: Early morning ride to San Cristobal, hotel check in, surfing in Punta Carola

Day 4: El Cañon, Punta Carola, Manglecito, back to hotel

Day 5: Early surfing in Punta Carola and transfer to the airport

Our guides are certified Galapagos national park naturalist and surf guides with great surfing experience, high level skills and knowledge, our mainland office also can take care of hotel reservations in the mainland and any other extentions you might need as well as tickets to the Galapagos and around South America.

Please let us know if you need more information, we will be happy to help you.

WE ALSO HAVE A LIVE A BOARD OPTION FOR GALAPAGOS SURF TRIPS

Rates include:

  • All meals
  • Transfers in the islands
  • All shore excursions with an English speaking naturalist guide

Not included:

  • US$100 Galapagos National Park entrance fee
  • Airplane ticket to galapagos
  • US$10 Transit Control Card
  • Airfare from mainland Ecuador
  • Bottled beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation/medical insurance