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July Wave Hunting
Date: July 25, 2012 at 11:54 am- by sharkyh2o- Posted in Blog, Ecuador, Featured, Surf trips- Comment(s): 0
It’s the wind season here in Ecuador but there is rumor of an El Nino coming this year which has kept the water warm and the winds light. Without our normal 18-20 knots we decided it was time for a road trip to hunt some of the SW swell that’s out there. It’s surf trip time.
We loaded up the FJ and rooked two of our good friends in for a misadventure in search of some hopefully wind sheltered waves in Playas. Normally during the surf season we’d avoid Playas as you can normally bet on a lot of surfers in the water. On another note it does make for a great stop to get wet if you fly into Guayaquil as it’s only just over an hour away from the airport.
We found a great little oasis call Playagringo right in the town of Playas. Our hosts were Roger and Carmen whom had some great rooms at reasonable prices walking distance to the main beach in Playas (not the surfing beaches) .
The predicted swell wasn’t what we had hoped for in size but there certainly were some great sets and long rights to be had. Playas is full of right points and you simply have to choose which style of wave suites you’re fancy. There are also nice sandy spots to also learn how to surf while the point offers something for novice to advanced surfers. After three days of surfing we had our full and it was time to head back to Quito.
The only regret as usual is that we too more photos and video. Either way here are some of the photos below from the trip.
Stay tuned for our September trip report as we plan to go from Ecuador to Peru in search of more uncrowded long rides.