Galapagos Islands Surfing
The Galapagos is in an ideal geographical
location to pick up the brunt of North Pacific ground swells which
pound Hawaii but bypass Mexico and Central America due to their
As such, the Galapagos islands are on a short
list of locations which really amplify and harvest the power of
North Pacific ground swells and enjoy ideal weather and wind
conditions. At the same time, the year-round southerly swells
spurned by storms off New Zealand, Antarctica and Chile, provide a
factor of consistency even when North Pacific swell is in a lull
so that it is rarely below head high at the
Galapagos Islands during the surf
season, and often substantially bigger than that.
Under the new regulations of the Galapagos
Marine Reserve, surfing is permitted within the boundaries of this
second largest marine reserve in the world.
Also included are kayaking, windsurfing and
sailing, a group of environmentally friendly activities.
Under certain conditions it is legal to surf
near five of the islands of the Galapagos Archipelago. Rules have
been established to avoid disturbances on the natural environment,
as well as accidents, and to guarantee a good enjoyable experience
to all surfers.
banks in the Galapagos Islands?
What is the
Galapagos National Park?