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Northern Ecuador Surfing

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Ecuador has long been popular with surfers looking for a warm water fix after enduring the cold Humboldt Current that pervades along the South American pacific coast. Travelers concentrated on the Montañita area in the south but rumours of a perfect left set-up in Mompiche have attracted the more adventurous to the ?green province? of Esmeraldas. The northernmost coastal province enjoys lush vegetation, from tropical rainforest to mangroves while estuaries cut the land into remote territories only accessible by boat. Esmeraldas itself is best avoided as its reputation stands as one of the most dangerous cities around, with only a murky, mushy beachbreak for desperadoes.
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23 - 27°C
boardshorts
24 - 28°C
boardshorts
23 - 27°C
springsuit
23 - 27°C
springsuit
23 - 27°C
springsuit
23 - 27°C
springsuit
+ N & S swell exposure
+ Exploration potential
+ Less crowds than S Ecuador
+ Beautiful natural area
+ Cheap lodging and transport
- Short N swell season
- Flat spells
- Hard to reach Mompiche
- Rainy surf season
- Security issues
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  Forecast Surf Report Stormrider Guide
Guide icon Forecast icon Estero del Plátano Star 1.5ft 11secs 299° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Uneven Reef and Sand 8
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S - NW South Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Mompiche Star Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 15secs 216° 10mph Fair No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
4
S - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Canoa Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 15secs 212° 13mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
1
S - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Atacames Grey Star 1.5ft 15secs 218° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
S - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Bocana del Cojimies Star Grey Star Grey Star 2.5ft 15secs 216° 10mph Fair No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Cabo Pasado Star 3ft 15secs 212° 13mph Sunny No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 8
3
S - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon La Mesita Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 15secs 212° 13mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 6
3
S - NW Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Portete Star 2.5ft 15secs 216° 10mph Fair No Reports Available. Right Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
3
S - NW South Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Bellaca Star Grey Star Grey Star 3ft 15secs 212° 13mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
4
S - NW Easterly Low Tide Only
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Galera Grey Star 1.5ft 15secs 218° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
3
S - NW South Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Suspiro Star 2.5ft 15secs 216° 10mph Fair No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
4
S - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Tonchigue Grey Star 1.5ft 15secs 218° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 6
2
S - NW South Easterly No Data Available
Guide icon Forecast icon Pedarnales Star Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 218° 7mph Mostly Cloudy No Reports Available. Beachbreak Peaks Sand 6
2
S - NW Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon Punta Ballena Star Grey Star Grey Star 2ft 15secs 218° 15mph Sunny No Reports Available. Left Pointbreak Uneven Reef and Sand 8
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S - NW South Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon El Bajo - Las Palmas Star 1.5ft 15secs 218° 10mph Brief Showers Possible No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Muisne Grey Star Grey Star 1.5ft 15secs 218° 10mph Fair No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Estero de platano Star 1.5ft 15secs 218° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Tonsupa Grey Star 1.5ft 15secs 218° 16mph Sunny No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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