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Latitude: 2° 38.3' S
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Look for the biggest white building. Below there is a beachbreak. Pass the beachbreak "Rompeolas" and you will find the first spot : Chabella. Keep going to the Sapo. La Tetas will follow and then Olas Verdes from Olas Verdes you can ride to Chabela. It's 1 mile ride The pointbreaks that follow are Shark Bay, Cuevas Posada, Pico Hambre, Mal Paso, El Faro, El Pelado y Engabao.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Playas de villamil
Wave qualityRegional Classic
Normal lengthExceptional (>500m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind directionEast, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementFalling tide
Week-end crowdFew surfers
You can find 12 points and 9 miles of beachbreaks with friendly people, ask for Loco Fuan o el Jalisco restaurant or Gabucho, Gringo Andres, Mamadelrock,Jimmy Zhanay, they like to help if nothing changes Playas has the best balsa surfboards in the world.
Nice town : if you wanna party go to montanita but if you wanna the real Ecuador, good fishing and waves , no exploitation and the best balsa surfboards, stay in Playas.
By Rob , 02-09-2010
Playas Hostel - Hola!
Does anybody know if there are any cheap (~$5/night) hostels in Playas?
By anonymous , 04-05-2006
playas competition - There will be a competition in Playas this weekend. If i get pictures of the competition and of the beach itself, I will post it here. aloha spirit
By anonymous , 03-05-2006
PLAYAS! - THERE WILL BE A COMPETITION IN PLAYAS THIS WEEKEND. I WILL DO MY BEST TO GET PICTURES OF THE COMPETITION OR OF THE BEACH AND POST IT HERE
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