Ecuador Surf Forecast 2019
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Ecuador: Prime Surf & Great Waves All Seasons
Ecuador is one of the the most biodiverse and beautiful countries in the world — with equally diverse epic surfing
With over 1400 miles of coastline to choose from, there are waves for just about everyone: lefts, rights, reef breaks, beach breaks, jetties, and river mouths, to name a few. There’s plenty of seasonal swell rolling in from the Pacific, warm water year-round, and beautiful landscapes set as background scenery.
And Ecuador is surfable year round.
Ecuador High Season Surf (Dec-April)
The main surf season runs from December to April (‘high season) when the North swells arrive. In the Northern hemisphere’s winter, storms in the Pacific Ocean generate swells. These swells travel to the Southern Hemisphere to reach Ecuador’s coastline. Combined with offshore winds, this makes glassy conditions imminent.
Ecuador Low Season Surf (May-Nov)
From the months of May to November, there are primarily Southern swells with a dominate onshore wind, which is not ideal. Great surf can still be found however: perfect for surfers who are over the closeouts, drop-ins, and dismal forecasts happening in other surf spots around the world at that time.
Ecuador Surf ForecastS, by Region
Northern Ecuador Surf Forecast
‘Mompiche’ is the name of one of Ecuador’s world class waves, a scenic left hand point break located in the northern surf zone of Esmeraldes.
A fast barreling section and long rides make Mompiche one of Ecuador’s best waves. Mompiche captures swell from the northwest and west during the months of December thru March.
Central Ecuador Surf Forecast
Ayampe is small rustic beach town in the central surf zone of Ecuador. The iconic rock feature directly off the coast makes Ayampe one of Ecuador’s most beautiful beaches. Ayampe is located in the Manabi Province, 20 minutes South of Puerto Lopez, 30 minutes North of Montanita.
Ayampe provides surfers with waves year round. Ayampe’s beach break comprises of left right handers good for beginners and surfers of all levels. There are plenty of places to stay in Ayampe and is also home to Mineral Surfboards.
Southern Ecuador Surf Forecast
Puerto Engabao is located in Ecuador’s southern surf zone. Engabao is one of the most popular surf breaks closests to Guayaquil. Engabao is a right hand point break for experienced surfers. Engabao surf conditions are best during swells from the southwest and winds from the northeast.
Galapagos Surf Forecast
Located on the equator 700 miles from the coast of Ecuador are the Galapagos islands. Home to uncrowded world class breaks and surf year round make the Galapagos islands a surfers paradise.
Even though there are waves year round, the primary surf season runs from November thru May. During these months you will find a combination of North and South swells and the best wind conditions. San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabella are the most popular islands within the Galapagos for surfers. There are 4 world class surf breaks on San Cristobal alone.