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Grasshopper
3/31/2016 11:35 EST

I'm not a surfer, but I would like to try it again now that I'm older.
I have lived on the west and east coasts of the US, (Wash. and Cali one the West and FL/NC/SC/VA/ on the east).
In Washington the water is cold.. (The Pugent Sound is beautiful but frigid) and even all the way down in San Diego it is still cold - but they waves are really great.
The East coast beaches aren't much on waves - some days they're alright.. surfable,, other days they are just fun to play in. Never really big unless a storm at sea in coming in. But, the water is a lot warmer, especially late summer and early fall.
But I haven't been to the coast in EC yet.
So my question is:
What are the ocean temperatures like, and are the waves of any size like up in Cali?
Thanks in advance!
Hopper

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OceanHideaway
3/31/2016 20:26 EST

Waves cahnge throughout theyear as does water temp. March has the highest waves ...they get smaller and the awater cools after that ... by July you would need a wet suit and definitely a heaverier weight wet suit for August to December.

Montanita has probablyt he best beach to learn...and a number of good schools and teachers. Hola Ola Surf School gets high marks... John Londres is the an to take your photo when you stand up ...

And ...ther is always the boogie board...now body board...if you find yourself...wanting to just ride.

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dumluk
4/2/2016 12:59 EST

Hopper, To clear it up, Montanita is NOT the wave to learn on.....Outside of the Hawaiian style thick sledges out in the Galapgos, Montanita is probably the best and most serious wave in Ecuador.....Water temps in that part of the coast are more like Hawaii or Rio.........but further north from Manta on up the water gets warmer, maybe not quite as perfect as Panama/Costa Rica, but close......Canoa by Bahia would probably be the best place to learn and have fun as a beginner......Monpiche further on up close to Atacames is another serious reef break that can bust you up fast if you dont know it and your reflexes are not fast enuff.......but water temps there are really nice, cuz its warmed by the panama current while south of Manta its cooled by the Humboldt Current.....And becuz of that coldwater current, you get a lot moreclouds and a lot less sun.......Manta and up is much sunnier......and bueno, bonito y barato unlike Salinas and closer to Guayaquil..........Canoas is most likely the friendliest, funnest, cheapest and safest beach community in Ecuador.......great vibe there.....nice international community.........not overcrowded or overdone like certain other spots, mainly Montanita which is a petal to the metal non stop party town for the juvenile delinquents, haha..........

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garcam123
4/2/2016 14:09 EST

Thanks for the info! I'm lurking looking for a place to go also. I'm an old longboarder looking for a kind wave to retire to cheaply. Anyone in Canoas want to help me plan a run down there to see how it is? Is there a season for surf there?
Thanks again!

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OceanHideaway
4/2/2016 23:28 EST

well Actually Dumluk...

Near the point...the waves are big... further from the point they are gentler...and around the point in Olon they are quite mild.

The floor is all sand and it is pretty shallow all the way out for quite a bit.

You have a number of schools and good teachers...

And with the exception of the March- April swells it´s not big waves.

That´s the Mar Bravo ...FAE/Chocolatera, Punta Carnero, Diablica and Acopulco Beach... THATS HEAVY CRAZY BLACK DIAMOND SURF!

And...it´s pedal to the metal (ie put the hammer down... hit the gas) and actually... no, no Montanita is not that wild currently...

I can say that without reserve because... I am sitting at a cyber on Saturday night on mainstreet and it is a quiet...too quiet mainstreet...

It´s been a quiet temporada since everyone thought El Niño would wash tis place out. It hasn´t, and the beach is gorgeous and the sea like glass...

The hotels are running specials and the bars are full but not crazy packed.

If you ever wanted to visit... now is the time!

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dumluk
4/3/2016 20:12 EST

Really? All the doom and gloomer boomers all worried about high tides even tsunamis? I wasnt the slightest bit concerned that would happen.......but the El Nino has definately cut down on my fish consumption here in Panama.........still scarce and north american prices around here........Back to chicken and scrambled eggs.........the water here is uncannily warm........too warm for comfort now...........supposed to be cooling down now, and the tuna coming back......sure hope so......They tell me theres is still an abundance of cheap fish available in Ecuador thanx to the Humboldt Current...........is that your observation as well?

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