Surf Trip to Ecuador:
9-Day Surf Camp in Montañita & Ayampe

Our belief is that you should not only have access to high quality surf lessons, but also have the opportunity to discover amazing places and experience new cultures. This coastline journey along Ecuador’s “Route of the Sun” is an adventurer’s dream.

  • Endless Opportunity for good waves, epic activities & exciting nightlife
  • Authentic South American Experience
  • Discover Ecuador’s incompatible Biodiversity
  • Amazing landscapes, tropical forests & Clear Waters
  • Learn to surf with members of the National Surf Team
A Typical Day

From the balcony of your rustic bungalow set on top of a hill in a tropical forest, you observe empty, quality waves break for kilometers on Ayampe’s pristine beach. Surrounded by native plants, birds and howler monkeys, you take a deep breath and are in awe of this authentic sense of connection with nature. You spend the day catching super fun waves with only your friends and surf guides. At night, after a memorable boat and snorkeling trip to the island of Salango, you enjoy a traditional Ecuadorian dinner at a local family home restaurant. You laugh all evening with your group of new friends.

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Montañita (6 days)

In addition to providing plenty of waves for all levels of surfers, Montañita has a warm, friendly latin american vibe, tons of activities to do, great restaurants, and fun beach bars. This little surf town has so much to offer it’s simply impossible to get bored here.

Ayampe (3 Days)

This small, authentic Ecuadorian surf village will touch your heart. The breathtaking ocean views from your balcony, the warm welcoming locals, the incredible wildlife and the beach break that offers waves for kilometres are amongst the souvenirs you will keep from this magical place.

Other destinations you will explore:

  • Boat trip to Salango Island
  • Machalilla’s national park / Los Frailes beach

Personalized Surf Program
for Your Level

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Personalized Surf Coaching For your level
Personalized Surf Coaching
Personalized Surf Coaching For your level
Surf Camp Progress

Level 1: Beginner Surf Coaching

Never tried surfing before? Or have you tried a few times, taking a few lessons here and there? If you still need to master basic techniques, this surf coaching level is for you.

Level 2: Intermediate Surf Coaching

Have you been surfing for many weeks, months or years? Can you paddle through the white water and catch unbroken waves by yourself? This coaching will take your surfing to the next level.

Is This Surf Trip For Me?

Your Surf Level
  • You have never surfed and want to learn how to surf
  • You have basic surf experience (4 years or less)
  • You’re looking for beach breaks that are easy to learn to surf on
  • You want to get immersed into surfing’s lifestyle
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Lifestyle
  • You would love to travel with a group of new friends
  • You are a lone traveller, travelling between friends, or as a couple
  • You’re looking for tropical weather, surf beaches with sand bottom
  • You enjoy having access to fun nightlife and beach bars
  • Average traveller age for this surf trip: 22 – 50 years old

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Surf

Head surf coach and the consistently top 3 ranking professional surfer of Ecuador, Israel Barona, will lead our dedicated surf coaching team to provide you with the best surf experience. You will learn and progress quickly, so you can enjoy the incredible feeling of riding waves as soon as possible.

  • 5 Professional Surf Lessons– 2:1 Student/Coach Ratio
  • 2 Surf Workshops– Theory & Technique
  • Experienced Coaches from the National Surf Team
  • Surf Photos & Videos sent to your E-mail
  • Technique Analysis with Photos & Videos
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Accommodation

Feel like waking up at the break of dawn and heading straight out to surf amazing waves? Great! You will be just a few steps away from the surf. Have a quick cup of coffee in the charming, rustic bungalows that provide a strong sense of connection with nature, and then get out in the water!

  • Exclusive Accommodations feet away from the beach
  • Rustic Wooden Bungalows within Nature
  • Great Social areas & WiFi
  • Panoramic Ocean Views from your Balcony in Ayampe


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Lifestyle

Fresh squeezed smoothies straight off the tree, massages on the beach, fluorescent sunsets, snorkelling, amazing people and last but definitely not least: SURF. The trip has its natural way of automatically adapting to exactly what you want to get out of your experience. Jafurbert, Bermuda. TripAdvisor

  • Daily Breakfast & 1 Group Dinner
  • 2 Yoga Classes
  • Boat Trip & Snorkeling around Salango Island
  • Day Trip to “Los Frailes” Beach
  • Airport Shuttles
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Surf Information

Surf Overview

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced surfer, goofy or regular, you will find the perfect spots for your level. One of the best aspects of Ecuador’s surf is its variety. This country has it all; rights, lefts, point breaks, reefs, and beach breaks. Ecuador provides great waves for all surfers.

Surf Conditions

The best time to go surf in Ecuador is between December and May. Montañita and Ayampe typically offer waves from 3 – 4 feet high, with light offshore winds in the morning. Water temperature around Montañita is tropical, no need for wetsuits.

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Surf Overview

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced surfer, goofy or regular, you will find the perfect spots for your level. One of the best aspects of Ecuador’s surf is its variety. This country has it all; rights, lefts, point breaks, reefs, and beach breaks. Ecuador provides great waves for all surfers.

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Surf Conditions

The best time to go surf in Ecuador is between December and May. Montañita and Ayampe typically offer waves from 3 – 4 feet high, with light offshore winds in the morning. Water temperature around Montañita is tropical, no need for wetsuits.

Things to do in Montañita
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Island of Salango

Explore the clear waters and beautiful landscapes of Ecuador while navigating in a local fisherman’s boat. Snorkel around this small island and explore its colorful tropical fishes. (included)

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Yoga Classes

Yoga is an excellent complement to surfing because it allows you to build flexibility and muscular strength. This activity will put you in the relaxed mood of Montañita. (2 classes included).

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Paragliding

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, you’ll surely love that activity !! You’ll get to enjoy an amazing landscape while flying above the ocean. (Not included: 40$)

Los Frailes Beach
Los Frailes

Walk through the last tracks of protected tropical dry forest left in Ecuador. Discover the crystal clear waters and golden sand of this pristine beach set in Machalilla’s national park. (included)

Paragliding

If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, you’ll surely love that activity !! You’ll get to enjoy an amazing landscape while flying above the ocean. (Not included: 40$)

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Los Frailes

Walk through the last tracks of protected tropical dry forest left in Ecuador. Discover the crystal clear waters and golden sand of this pristine beach set in Machalilla’s national park. (included)

Los Frailes Beach

Other activities around Montañita (not included)

  • “Isla de la Plata” tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Spanish classes
  • Zip Line
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Ecuador Surf Trip

From
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Reviews on TripAdvisor

  • “The best part of my trip with Barefoot was how much I improved my surfing. I’d done a bunch of single surf lessons before & this was the first time I actually felt like the surf guides were instructing, critiquing & pushing me to get better at surfing.”

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    Katherine G. 31 / Toronto, Canada
  • “The total experience exceeded expectations, staff was knowledgeable, professional, and gracious. Accommodations were very welcoming and comfortable. Everything was top notch!”

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    Rick Osgood, 53 / Napa, USA
  • “I’ve been traveling to various surf camps for the last 2 years. This trip was beyond incredible, everything from start to finish was top notch and focused on improving my surfing while having a wonderful cultural experience.”

    Micheal, 41 / Boston, USA
  • “Created some great friendships, and experienced a beautiful country in the best week possible. Already trying to figure out when I can plan my next trip with them!”

    Emily P. 26 / Ventura, USA
  • “I couldn’t ask for time spent with more friendly, truly awesome people. The team is very responsive and well organized. My surfing was pushed to another level”

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    Brittany M. 34 / Calgary, Canada
  • “The coaches are nationally acclaimed surfers and give great tips to better your surf technique. All in all a great experience.”

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    Bao T. 33 / Montreal, Canada

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