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Ayampe break guidePhoto by: henry maquilon

Ayampe Surf Guide

Ayampe in Manabi is an exposed beach break that has dependable surf. Spring and Summer provide the best conditions. Offshore winds blow from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around high tide. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Dangerous rips are a hazard of surfing here.

Ayampe Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
27.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Ayampe:

The best conditions reported for surf at Ayampe occur when a Northwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Ayampe (for consistent clean waves)?

februaryBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Ayampe with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of February. Clean surfable waves are typically found 20% of the time in February while 19% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 61% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Ayampe Location Map

Interactive Ayampe surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Ayampe is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 60 km (37 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Ayampe is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 82 km (51 miles) away.

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Ayampe Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 27 March 2023, 10:57 Local Time
Monday 27
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 15 15 15
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Ayampe

Surf stats for Ayampe, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Ayampe

Wind stats for Ayampe, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Ayampe Reviews:

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Bungalows La Buena Vida Ayampe-Ecuador from Ecuador
“Here in Ayampe-Ecuador the waves are consistent with warm water all year long and no crowds. When travelling here the only place with a real surfer atmosphere is Bungalows La Buena Vida. Here you will find other surfers and a small hotel that caters to the travelling surfer. Below is a small summary of what you can find here:

Here at Bungalows La Buena Vida we have created the true Ecuadorian ambiance for the laid back surfer or beginner looking for uncrowded surf in the beautiful Ecuador. We have 6 brand new modern/eco bungalows that are very spacious and comfortable. With Orthopedic memory foam beds to the private bathroom with hot water, our rooms will leave you feeling complete after your stay here in Ayampe.

This small resort was Ecuadorian hand crafted with local materials from the beach and surrounding jungle to enrich the look of our serene property.

Pick a hammock or the random seating somewhere on our property to kick back and enjoy your drink while looking up at one of the best views of the stars you will ever see. Maybe you might want to watch a surf movie or a sports game ?, no worries it is all your finger tips...
•6 Eco Bungalows
•sleeps 2-14p
•accommodation only/ packages
•breakfast & bar
•3 min to beach/surf

Being an exposed beach break breaking right and left depending on the swell, this wave offers a wide variety of options for all levels of surfers. If a dominant North swell is showing our beach lights up like a point break with rights peeling on the outside for about 200 yards then to an inside section that barrels hard. If you catch a South or West swell the conditions will vary depending on tides with many empty left and right peaks to ride but never the less the waves are rarely flat.
If you are learning with our surf school we will most likely take you out when the tide is low in the surf close to shore and judge your ability. However, if you are an advanced surfer incoming tides always bring bigger surf with an outside peak just a short paddle away.
The best part about our beach is the lack of crowds due to our remote location in a very large mountain range... You will surf alone !!!

Our beach breaks year round with little to no crowds. The main season is late November-May and is the best time to visit with consistent surf, really sunny days and warm water. However, our property is open in the off season too. Average wave size is 3-6 feet daily with 1 to 2 big swells a month with the bigger days running anywhere from 6-12 feet with great form. Out of 365 days per year i would have to say Ayampe and the surrounding area have waves 300 of those days.


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