Ecuador: Surf Safari
A surfer’s paradise! Join us on a lesser traveled coast of Ecuador for great waves, friendly locals, fresh food, and a multitude of activities from surf lessons, SUP, horseback riding, massages and more.
Discover a surfer’s paradise in an unexplored part of Ecuador!
Adventure in Mompiche, where surfing is abundant and a way of life. With warm water, predictable waves, and less crowded point breaks, you’ll meet friendly locals, dine on the freshest of foods and live easy!
During the season, from December to April, Ecuador offers world-class surfing and is one of the most consistent places to score tropical waves during the Northern hemisphere winter. The northwest swells generated by winter storms in the North Pacific Ocean produce often good to epic conditions.
In this coastal trip, the adventure and surfing are abundant. Guests will enjoy not only the best in surf lessons and guided surfing, but can also experience hiking, snorkeling, stand up paddle boarding, horseback riding, massage, yoga, and more all from the ultimate in beachfront accommodations. Casa Surf offers gorgeous beach views, large balconies, and en suite facilities. The best beach break in the area is outside your door and we are situated one mile down the beach from Mompiche’s famous left-hand point.
Mompiche is a sleepy fishing village turned surf Mecca but still offers a raw and authentic adventure in one of Ecuador’s most spectacular coastlines. Your local host, Sol, will treat participants to the best surfing, great organic and whole food meals, local seafood and a host of other experiences beyond the surf.
Itinerary at a Glance
- Meet & greet in Quito
- Deluxe hacienda accommodations on first and last night.
- Transfer to Casa Surf via Mindo.
- Enjoy warm waters, sandy beaches and tropical paradise and home to Ecuador’s best point break.
- 5 days of surf lessons or guided surfing.
- Board rentals.
- Options for horseback riding, yoga, massage.
- Indulge in “boat access only” surfing in outer islands where there are no line ups or even people!
- Hiking, snorkeling and SUP’s
- Transfer to Esmeraldas and flight back to Quito
- Experienced professional guides
- All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 8
- All activities described in the itinerary from board rentals, lessons, and more!
- Location fees and necessary permits
What to Expect on the Ecuador Surf Safari
We pride ourselves in running a relaxed and flexible schedule. Every trip is different depending upon the group, other trips in the area, and sometimes the weather. The following is a sample of what your trip might be like.
Day One – arrival in Quito
Today you will arrive in Quito and take a taxi to your hotel. Here you will rendezvous with the rest of the group and get prepared for morning transfer to Mompiche via the beautiful village of Mindo.
Day Two – Quito to Mompiche
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up and take you on a scenic drive to Mompiche. We’ll stop for lunch along the way and visit the town of Mindo. As we approach the coast we will quickly adjust to the tropical climate of the tiny fishing village that is slowly becoming recognized for Ecuador’s best left-hand point break. Tonight we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and prepare for tomorrow’s surf sessions. Overnight at Casa Surf.
Days Three – Six
A typical day will start with tropical fruit, rich coffee and healthy breakfast before heading to the water. Massage and yoga classes are available as well (at an additional cost). Long stretches of white sand and warm waters are an added attraction to one of the world’s best places to learn surfing. In addition to miles of beach break, there are four distinct sessions at the point with the latter three being over sand. Predictable waves up to four meters are easily accessed. Beginners will revel at the opportunity to ride long waves into a gentle beach while more advanced surfers will be able to catch massive rides for up to 400 meters. Overnight at Casa Surf.
After a morning session in Mompiche, it’s on the road for a two hour drive to Esmeraldas and flights back to Quito. Overnight at Hacienda La Jimenita.
Breakfast and transfer to the airport or onward for your next adventure in Ecuador.
Casa Surf in Mompiche, Ecuador
A vacation destination in beautiful Mompiche Ecuador. This ocean-front home is a three-story bamboo “timber frame”, has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. There is beach break just steps from the door and a world-class point break less than two miles down the beach.
The west coast of Ecuador offers less explored beachfront with surfing and multi-sport activities at our doorstep. Uncrowded beaches and warm equatorial waters are inviting 12 months of the year.
Traveling the east or west of this country is spectacle to behold, but it’s the diverse geography and the warmth and friendliness of the Ecuadorian people that makes this trip most memorable.
Ecuador – as the name implies – lies draped across the equator in the northwestern corner of South America. It shares a border with Peru to the south and east, and is bounded by Colombia to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador contains within its borders an improbable variety of landscape and culture. For the mountaineer, it is bissected by an epic stretch of the northern Andes. For the jungle explorer, there is a biological mother-load within the Amazonian Oriente. The sea minded are rewarded with miles of Pacific coastline, to say nothing of the living wonders of the Galapagos Islands.
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