AyampeRate this spot:
|Wave Quality Rating||3|
|Type of Wave||Beach break|
|Direction of Wave||Right & left|
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.
Swell & consistency
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.
Unlike Central America, Ecuador does not suffer from mid day harsh offshore winds. We do get offshore winds but, they are light in the morning if not non-existent. Early in the morning you will find no winds with perfect glassy conditions guaranteed. In the off season the winds will pick up light onshore but the waves still hold up because of the strong southern swells.
Surf information provided by Bungalows La Buena Vida Ayampe-Ecuador. The premier Hotel & Surf Camp in Ayampe so visit www.surflabuenavida.com
Ayampe is a closed out beach break.I don't think I have ever seen it any good.Do waste york time.There are much better waves in Ecuador around manta.
Travel North on the famous Ruta Del Sol now Ruta De Spondylus from Guayaquil for about 2.5 hours and you will not miss the famous island on your left handside. Bungalows La Buena Vida will be on your left as well. visit: www.surflabuenavida.com for more info...
Pass staying in Ayampe and stay at La Rinconada..very cool place right up the road from Ayampe
Easy access just drive straight to the shore and the beach & parking will be right there.Where to Stay
The only surfer friendly atmposphere with the best breakfast in town will only be found at Bungalows La Buena Vida. Bungalows La Buena Vida has created the true Ecuadorian ambience for the laid back surfer or beginner looking for uncrowded surf in the beautiful Ecuador. With 6 brand new modern/eco bungalows that are very spacious and comfortable. With Orthopedic memory foam beds to the private bathroom with hot water, the 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 the 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
•accomm only/ packages
•breakfast & bar
•3 min to beach/surf
Stay away from Bungalows La Buena Vida. Bungalows .i got food poisoning from this place.its dirty and owners are weird. - (Unverified & judging from other comments, probably posted by a competitor)
The surfboards will be for rent for everybody even if your not a guest.
For the beginners, they have soft Liquid Shredder surfboards that are great beginners boards. For short boarders, they have fiberglass boards from WRV, Byrne and Rusty etc.
Bungalows La Buena Vida offers surf lessons with a booked surf package or for any individual who wants to learn for a small price. You will get a full hour lesson with all equipment needed. You will then have the board to use for free for an additional hour to see if you can use what you learned to get you up and riding.
All classes will be scheduled upon availability, wave conditions and will be taught on our beach here in Ayampe.
Individual lessons are available at La Buena Vida...
Bungalows La Buena Vida offers surf lessons but dont waste your time.owners a kook who teaches but he can't even surf.he from Virginia. (see above)
Zip Lines ( Canopy Tours )
All are within 20 minutes of the property...
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