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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Mompiche

Ecuador

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Latitude: 0° 30.368' N
Longitude: 80° 2.062' W

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Mompiche is located in the southermost part of the Esmeraldas province. To get there you have to take a bus to Atacames (crowded beach...just escape from there) and take a regional bus headed directly to Mompiche or going south to Manabí....If you are coming from the south through Pedernales, or in a bus going south form Atacames, ask the driver to leave you on the entrance of the road to Mompiche. Just wait and you´ll get a ride or a bus will pass...or take a long walk. Do not go through Muisne as we use to do before there was a road...it is a nice ride through what´s left of mangrooves, but it is expensive

English (Translate this text in English): Mompiche is located in the southermost part of the Esmeraldas province. To get there you have to take a bus to Atacames (crowded beach...just escape from there) and take a regional bus headed directly to Mompiche or going south to Manabí....If you are coming from the south through Pedernales, or in a bus going south form Atacames, ask the driver to leave you on the entrance of the road to Mompiche. Just wait and you´ll get a ride or a bus will pass...or take a long walk. Do not go through Muisne as we use to do before there was a road...it is a nice ride through what´s left of mangrooves, but it is expensive

English (Translate this text in English): Mompiche is located in the southermost part of the Esmeraldas province. To get there you have to take a bus to Atacames (crowded beach...just escape from there) and take a regional bus headed directly to Mompiche or going south to Manabí....If you are coming from the south through Pedernales, or in a bus going south form Atacames, ask the driver to leave you on the entrance of the road to Mompiche. Just wait and you´ll get a ride or a bus will pass...or take a long walk. Do not go through Muisne as we use to do before there was a road...it is a nice ride through what´s left of mangrooves, but it is expensive

English (Translate this text in English): Mompiche is located in the southermost part of the Esmeraldas province. To get there you have to take a bus to Atacames (crowded beach...just escape from there) and take a regional bus headed directly to Mompiche or going south to Manabí....If you are coming from the south through Pedernales, or in a bus going south form Atacames, ask the driver to leave you on the entrance of the road to Mompiche. Just wait and you´ll get a ride or a bus will pass...or take a long walk. Do not go through Muisne as we use to do before there was a road...it is a nice ride through what´s left of mangrooves, but it is expensive

DistanceWeek-end trip

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionLeft

BottomSandy with rock

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest

Good wind directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

Long left point break with some nice tubes, only when you have the right conditions. Might be flat as a pool so check the Web. Best time in the year from Dec to Mar...crowded on holydays, you find locals every day when the point is good...Nice people, but show respect!

English (Translate this text in English): Long left point break with some nice tubes, only when you have the right conditions. Might be flat as a pool so check the Web. Best time in the year from Dec to Mar...crowded on holydays, you find locals every day when the point is good...Nice people, but show respect!

English (Translate this text in English): Long left point break with some nice tubes, only when you have the right conditions. Might be flat as a pool so check the Web. Best time in the year from Dec to Mar...crowded on holydays, you find locals every day when the point is good...Nice people, but show respect!

English (Translate this text in English): Long left point break with some nice tubes, only when you have the right conditions. Might be flat as a pool so check the Web. Best time in the year from Dec to Mar...crowded on holydays, you find locals every day when the point is good...Nice people, but show respect!

Atmosphere

Mompiche is a rapidly growing town since they opnened up the road. You have 5 or so places to saty, mostly budget. On the Dec- Mar season, the point is long and powerful and you need strong legs if you want to really surf it well. So do your work out and get strong legs and stomach. Otherwise, just get out and watch...and learn..

English (Translate this text in English): Mompiche is a rapidly growing town since they opnened up the road. You have 5 or so places to saty, mostly budget. On the Dec- Mar season, the point is long and powerful and you need strong legs if you want to really surf it well. So do your work out and get strong legs and stomach. Otherwise, just get out and watch...and learn..

English (Translate this text in English): Mompiche is a rapidly growing town since they opnened up the road. You have 5 or so places to saty, mostly budget. On the Dec- Mar season, the point is long and powerful and you need strong legs if you want to really surf it well. So do your work out and get strong legs and stomach. Otherwise, just get out and watch...and learn..

English (Translate this text in English): Mompiche is a rapidly growing town since they opnened up the road. You have 5 or so places to saty, mostly budget. On the Dec- Mar season, the point is long and powerful and you need strong legs if you want to really surf it well. So do your work out and get strong legs and stomach. Otherwise, just get out and watch...and learn..

General

Probably one of the the best left point break in all Ecuador, including Galapagos. And there is no danger but few hammerheads who live right on the rocks point. And few Bull Sharks and Galapagos sharks which now & then my have a taste of legs and a leash. I heard they like leashes like we like noodles...!
No pain no gain dudes!
Keep it soul and you may not have troubles..

English (Translate this text in English): Probably one of the the best left point break in all Ecuador, including Galapagos. And there is no danger but few hammerheads who live right on the rocks point. And few Bull Sharks and Galapagos sharks which now &amp; then my have a taste of legs and a leash. I heard they like leashes like we like noodles...!<br />No pain no gain dudes!<br />Keep it soul and you may not have troubles..

English (Translate this text in English): Probably one of the the best left point break in all Ecuador, including Galapagos. And there is no danger but few hammerheads who live right on the rocks point. And few Bull Sharks and Galapagos sharks which now &amp;amp; then my have a taste of legs and a leash. I heard they like leashes like we like noodles...!&lt;br &#47;&gt;No pain no gain dudes!&lt;br &#47;&gt;Keep it soul and you may not have troubles..

English (Translate this text in English): Probably one of the the best left point break in all Ecuador, including Galapagos. And there is no danger but few hammerheads who live right on the rocks point. And few Bull Sharks and Galapagos sharks which now &amp;amp;amp; then my have a taste of legs and a leash. I heard they like leashes like we like noodles...!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;No pain no gain dudes!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Keep it soul and you may not have troubles..

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By martindmca@hotmail.com , 26-11-2010

MARTIN DMCA ,MOMPICHE PARAISO - Durante mucho tiempo eh mirado y buscado fotos actuales de mompiche ,eh intentado tratar de sentir por este medio lo que sentiamos al correr olas en mompiche .
Recuerdo la primera ves que llegamos alli aun no habia carretera ,eramos cuatro amigos surfistas de diferentes lugares ,dos ,de la isla saint luis reuinion ,alvaro de mundaka y yo de argentina,realmente aquel recuerdo es imborrable ,habiamos llegado luego de una larga aventura ,tras buses ,camionetas por la playa y luego un bote desde cojimies entramos direcctamente por el point break a el rustico pueblo de mompiche.realmente hubo mucha magia en ese momento cuando aun estabamos comenzando y eramos jovenes e inocentes en muchos aspecctos.
efecctibamente yo no descubri esa ola increible que tiene mompiche ,ni tampoco ese pueblito de pescadores con sus playas paradisiacas ,pero yo si decidi que era ahi donde queria criar a mi hija y donde tube muchos sueños de amor ,y todo lo que sostenia esto era el surfing por que es lo que mas me gusta hacer.por eso cuando años mas tarde y montañita ya no era sano para criar a mi hija decidimos que el destino era mompiche,teniamos nuestros perros ,surf ,amigos y muchos sueños para con este lugar,la vida me enseño que siempre falta mucjho por aprender y que cuando yo creia que estaba listo recien estaba empesando.
les cuento esto por que de alguna manera eh visto aqui en los comentarios de esta pagina cosas que muchas veces se ah nombrado mi nombre y crei que era tal vez bueno compartir un poquito de mi vida y experiencia en mompiche haci no se ,tal vez no gasten energia hablando de cosas que no son tan importantes.(o tal vez si)
en lo personal cometi muchos errores en mi vida ,y aunque la intencion para con los demas siempre fue buena ,atendi a mis clientes, con cariño y respeto siempre trate de dar lo mejor ,limitandome a lo que para mi era accesible tal vez trate de dar mas de lo que tenia ,y me equivoque en muchas cosas de mi vida personal.hoy ya en otra etapa de mi vida puedo ver esto y compartirlo con quien le interese ,aveces voy a mompiche todavia ,todavia soy dueño de mi hostal dmca que esta en un proceso de cambio positivo ,y limpio de viejas energias .
mompiche es un paraiso para los surfistas y siempre lo sera la ola es perfeccta en los meses de noviembre a abril,tambien pueden surfear playa negra con marea alta,ostional ,y suspiro ,la mayoria son izquierdas y en los dias buenos son de tres metros solidos.,el pueblo esta cada vez mas contaminado y en un proceso de cambio.
dmca nacio en montañita ,luego fue mancora y termino en mompiche ,significa desde mompiche con amor .y muchos conocieron este sentimiento.
sean felices ,cuidense y cuiden todo lo que hacen y aprecian,saludos martin.

By joao , 29-04-2009

Hi all - Hi all,

I’m planning on doing a surf trip, and I can’t make up my mind between Indonesia and Mompiche. Indonesia is too well known and crowded, but assures big waves all year. On the other hand, Mompiche is not as well known as Indonesia, and that’s why I’m not sure on the quality of the waves. Can someone tell me how are usually waves in September there?

Please contactme to joao_panta@hotmail.com

By Anonymous , 29-04-2009

Hi all -
I’m planning on doing a surf trip, and I can’t make up my mind between Indonesia and Mompiche. Indonesia is too well known and crowded, but assures big waves all year. On the other hand, Mompiche is not as well known as Indonesia, and that’s why I’m not sure on the quality of the waves. Can someone tell me how are usually waves in September there?

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