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Latitude: 1° 37.854' S
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It´s half and hour north of montañita or 20 minutes south of Puerto López. It´s in the same beach as Ayampe and Las Tunas, in the right extreme. By car you go until the town of Puerto Rico or you can also enter the town by a street next to the entrance of Alandaluz (hostal). Then go through the town and into the beach, ask for directions. There are a few private houses from people of guayaquil that come once in a while, the easiest road will be through their property but the door isn´t open always, Anyways you can access the beach by a road near to a big property or a road near a graveyard.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Don't know
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South
Good wind direction
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
You may noy be able to go all the way into the beach with your car because of the fences, but you can leave it there, you will only find ocassional tourist wandering, so there´s not a theft problem. It´s better to surf the wave with rising tide, otherwise it will be closeouts all the time. With good swell and wind it can get really tubular. Sometimes in the point near the mountain you will have this rigth wave that starts with a tube and unfolds in a wall until the beach. But most of the time i´sn´t really good, try it if Rio Chico or other spots nearby aren´t working.
There is only the surf in Pto Rico, besides a couple of beach houses that remain empty most of the time. Sometimes you will see fishermen climbing the mountain in the point like pros it´s death defying. In the whale season, you will see them rigth next to you in the line up.
Beware of the falling tide if you´re next to the mountain it´s pretty heavy and won´t let you go easily if you don´t have a surfboard or if you loose it. The shorebreak is really good for skimboarding.
It´s pretty ordinary but sometimes you can score really good waves like in the months of dec-may. It gets really big, i´ve seen it like 3 meters plus, but just giant close outs, maybe good for tow surfing??
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