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Latitude: 2° 12.2' S
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In salinas ask for LA FAE !!
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Private access
Special accessDon't know
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell direction
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide position
Best tide movement
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Private beach
This beach is in the FAE (fuerzas armadas del Ecuador) area so its a private beach!! but is easy to convince the guards ..
By Anonymous , 21-05-2010
Jake, again - went out at FAE again yesterday.. bigger swell was on the way in (6'-7' surf).. the spot was still holding fairly well, but there was a lot of water moving around inside that little bay.. the wave still lacked some power, and was extra sectiony with the bigger swell, but i was able to connect from the furthest rock almost all the way to shore on a few occasions...
today is supposed to be 10'-12'! on my way to shit bay...
By Anonymous , 18-05-2010
Jake, bodyboarder from LA - yooooo! just sessioned here all morning - me and one other dude, jorge.. and a bunch of sea lions. swell was modest (about 3', occ. 4') from the s/sw. wasn't very powerful, but it's super fun. the take-off point shifts a lot.. you're best to wait further outside than in.
access was tough, but worth it. the day before, the air force guards wouldn´t let me in. today i took a taxi from my hotel to where the road met the sea at the bottom of the runway. it's about a two mile walk up the beach, along the runway, until you climb up over the point and you're there. there are showers (don't drink the water) and umbrellas. oh, and they use WW2-era P51 mustangs for training at the FAE! in the US, you usually only see them at air shows!
jorge told me to take a taxi to the main gate of the naval station (navy and airforce share the same base, but have different enterances) and tell them "i want to see la choclatera", but then go to the FAE point break instead. apparently the air force won't let you in, but the navy will *shrug*.. the location shown on the map above is correct.
jorge also said that FAE is the spot to go when the waves are 'normal', but it won't hold much over 6-7 ft (too turbulent to surf), but that´s when shit bay starts breaking ;-)
make it out here, if you can! the water is warm, the locals are friendly, the seafood´s delicious (ecuadorian 'arroz marinero' > spanish 'paella'), and the weather's nice...
By Anonymous , 01-01-2007
para los mas destacados en la FAE - well.. for you guys just the best in 2007! hope all your dreams come true..and just the best in this 2007! you also know.. that you are doing a great deal for the country...love u most and u know who...and i know u get to read this...JONATHAN ANDRES VILLALA PEREZeres y seras el mejor oficial y la mejor persona siempre..thank you so much for all your understanding...te adoro..y siempre seras el rey en mi mente...byeHAPPY 2007!
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