Kiting in Ecuador
Riding in Ecuador
The beach at Santa Marianita is a spectacular location for learning to kite board and enjoying some wide open kiting. When we say wide open we mean wide open. The beach is almost 7 km long and with the wind being 60-70 degrees cross shore on shore you literally can ride straight out off the beach.
The fishing village of Santa Marianita is very small and offers a few amenities for some snacks and local food options.
Manta is one of the major cities in Ecuador. It’s only a short jump from Quito by plane, only 35 minute flight, which means you are close. Manta is also a great place for some night life as well as some great restaurants.
The Kiting Spots
The beach in Manta is also a great place to ride. Depending on the season the wind may be stronger there. This beach does also offer a very different riding experience. The water is sometimes flatter here depending on wave direction.
Crucita which is the next town north of Manta does offer one of the only lagoons big enough to ride in Ecuador. This location does work better when it’s nuking. It’s recommended only for advanced riders as its deep and the wind direction is off shore cross shore from the launch site.
When the wind is up in Manta the beach does offer a great alternative to the beach at Santa Marianita, its wind is slightly more on shore, but there is a lot less chop which makes it a fantastic alternative for a day of riding.
If you are looking for mega breach break we’ve got it or some nice long points we can find that too. So no matter if you are just learning to kite waves or dropping into barrels, Ecuador has the spots for you.