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Montanita ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.8

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Montanita Surf Guide

Montanita in Guayas is an exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. There is a right hand reef break Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded. Rocks are a hazard. "Nearby Jipijapa is a dusty inland town, I really doubt any surfer would like to stay there, when there are plenty of hotels in Montañita itself and nearby places right at the beach were a surfer would like to stay"... by Galo, a local Guayaquil surfer

Montanita Spot Info

Icon  reefReef and pointIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp:
fairly consistent24.0°C

Surfing Montanita:

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

Surf Forecasts:

Ecuador wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Montanita sea temperature, Montanita photographs, Montanita detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Montanita webcams, current wind from Guayas live weather stations and Montanita tide predictions. The Ecuador swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ecuador and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ecuador wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Montanita

Montanita Surf:

Saturday, 30 May 2020, 13:26 Local time
Saturday 30
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 19 19 19 18
Wind (km/h) 10
SW 15
WSW 10
WSW 10
Wind State cross-
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Tide Times:

For Ayampe, 3 km from Montanita.

IS AT (local time)

Montanita Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Salinas/gen Ulpi, 57 km from Montanita.

light winds from the WSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Montanita

Overall Montanita Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

Surf stats for Montanita: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Montanita: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

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Montanita Location Maps

Montanita Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Guayas surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Montanita

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Montanita:

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Wave buoys nearest to Montanita:

Tide stations nearest to Montanita:

  • Closest tide station
    Puerto Lopez
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    La Libertad
    36 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Santa Elena
    36 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    37 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    54 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Montanita is General Ulpiano Paez (Salinas) Airport (SNC) in Ecuador, 59 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Montanita is Reales Tamarindos (Portoviejo) Airport (PVO), also in Ecuador, 83 km (52 miles) away.
  • Third is Eloy Alfaro International (Manta) Airport (MEC) in Ecuador, 86 km (53 miles) away.
  • Simon Bolivar International (Guayaquil) Airport (GYE) in Ecuador is 113 km (70 miles) away.
  • General Serrano (Machala) Airport (MCH), also in Ecuador is the fifth nearest airport to Montanita and is 196 km (122 miles) away.
Montanita break location map and break info