Ecuador on the Map
While Peru has quite a reputation for great surf, Ecuador is grossly under recognized. Although the sport is nowhere near as popular here, the water is warm, surf conditions are excellent, and there are loads of beaches where you can surf, all the way up the Ecuador coastline.
Many of the surf spots are quite deserted too, so local surfers are a lot less territorial than in other places! On many beaches, you’ll find individual surf instructors or schools right on the beach and can rent a board easily. With its warm waters, Ecuador is an excellent place to learn to surf, without an immobilizing wet suit.
Near the best surf spots you will also find hostals and hosterias that cater specifically to the surfer community. The best known surf town is of course Montanita, where thousands of travelers and surfers flock to enjoy the consistent surf year round.
But this is far from the only place. Playas, Ayampe, Canoa and many other beaches have surf camps. In fact almost any beach with decent surf has a surf hotel, hostal or maybe just a shack nearby, where you rent a board, get lessons and can chill out with like-minded people after ripping some waves.
Surf in warm waters without a suit, almost anywhere, practically any time of the year. Mostly onto sandy beaches, and few rocks.
Montañita is the best known surfing destination along the Ruta Spondylus and is a thriving hub for backpackers and surfers. Each year, Montañita is host for the ISA World Masters Surf Championships which goes on for about 8 days. There are several surf camps and hostals dedicated to the sport, and you can even learn Spanish at some of them, at the same time!
Nearby Olón has great waves too, and further south at Playas there are no less than seven point breaks dotted along the coast from Playas to Engabao. Up north, in Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces, there are plenty of decent surf beaches too, including Canoa.
From December thru May, during El Niño season, the waters of the coast of Ecuador warm up, and this suppresses the colder Humboldt current from the north. During this time there are big swells from north and south. Later in the year, the Humboldt current dominates, bringing slightly colder water and more wind along the coastline. Colder, but not cold. Really, you can surf without a suit year round.
In all, there are about 60 documented spots on the Ecuador mainland, many of them being nice safe beach breaks onto soft golden sand, which are great for beginners. For the ultimate Ecuador surf trip, try the crystal clear waters of the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador’s answer to Hawaii, where you’ll find another nine or ten great surf spots spread among several islands.cumberland building society newcastle building society the wine society private society national autistic society society the society folio society coventry building society login damaged society nottingham building society halifax building society building society principality building society nationwide building society login gourmet society west bromwich building society the law society yorkshire building society login menace to society the mysterious benedict society building society roll number cambridge building society law society gazette yorkshire building society interest rates high society society manchester chelsea building society alzheimers society british psychological society newbury building society saffron building society ms society royal society balans soho society justice society world war ii lost society battersea kent reliance building society family building society furness building society britannia building society british horse society the guernsey literary and potato peel pie society monmouthshire building society royal society of chemistry darlington building society leeds building society login leeds building society for intermediaries society cafe royal geographical society find a solicitor law society royal society of medicine wine society login marine conservation society skipton building society interest rates society synonym british menopause society lost society progressive building society west brom building society autistic society medical protection society fabian society mr foggs society of exploration dudley building society fish society building society reference number nationwide building society payments royal pharmaceutical society the society season 2 golf society leeds building society mortgages vegan society sussex ornithological society the fish society we live in a society branch line society law society ni humane society society joiner limb crossword nationwide building society opening times childrens society cornwall railway society ecology building society secret society of second born royals swansea building society society of radiographers coventry building society interest rates yorkshire building society isa rates ipswich building society the folio society the garden society the coventry building society menace ii society bible society black label society society 6 yorkshire building society branches mr fogg's society of exploration leeds building society intermediaries flat earth society royal osteoporosis society bath building society the childrens society society meaning cinema society vernon building society branchline society macular society loughborough building society the law society find a solicitor soft serve society coventry building society intermediaries henry jackson society epilepsy society the society cast leeds building society interest rates cafe society red band society the royal society national counselling society chartered society of physiotherapy royal life saving society society girl crossword clue coventry building society savings civil society www.nationwide building society mysterious benedict society hinckley and rugby building society marsden building society south uist appreciation society mansfield building society the aviation society guernsey literary and potato peel pie society teachers building society lost society putney welsh pony and cob society national deaf children's society leeds building society isa rates yorkshire building society isa royal society of arts market harborough building society dead poets society cast www nationwide building society cumberland building society carlisle coventry building society arena british thoracic society spastics society royal aeronautical society ms society uk patriarchal society the last tuesday society texel sheep society society standard the cinema society nationwide building society interest rates friendly society