Ecuador, South America

It gets Moderate winds Right forward From $20/day
Updated:29 April 2021

Kitesurf Season


Destination Summary


First lets talk about the spots; there are two. The first spot is at 15 minutes from Manta city, but if you don't want to stay in the city there are houses for rent rigth on the beach. The two destinations offer good wind, ranging from 12 to 22 knots in the season, which starts at May and ends in December. We pretty much have wind all year. Something I really like about these spot is that is a public beach and there is 4 kite schools that can help you with your gear storage, pumping your kite and helping you land it for free. there is usually someone that speaks English in each school so don't worry about the people not understanding you. Some think I love about the spots is that you can do downwinders from Santa Marianita to Manta, and the kite schools actually organize some, I've been in a few and there is usually 15 kites. The wind is side on shore i forgot to mention. I would recommend you come for longer than a week, 2 weeks is ideal for me. Why? cause sometimes in these spot the wind dies for 1 or 2 days so you don't want to come for a week only.
There is some think that you will enjoy a lot here, the food. The sea food here is amazing, I recommend you try cebiche, pescado a la plancha and cangrejo.
If you actually are interested you can write an email to this address and I can help you with more information.

The school link (
Cheap lessons 4 hours=280 us dollars Just click the link for more information.

Kite Info

Kite shop

Has a Kite Shop

Kite spots

Santa Marianita/Manta

Best months

january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november, december

Dominant boosting direction

Right forward

Wind Strength, Consistency, Wind Quality, Density

It gets Moderate (Up to 25 knots) It's windy Almost every day Pretty steady Cold wind

Water temp

Warm (You don't need a wetsuit)

Water conditions

Flat, Choppy, Waves

Local riders

Pedro; Doc; Joaquin Zurita; Hugo; Eddy; Pulpo; Matias...

Crowd factor

Some waters users around

Woo Record

15.6 by Hugo Ortiz

Travel and life info

How easy is it to get there?

Easy to visit (< 2 hours from airport)

How do you get there?

You can find some flights to the manta airport and from there you can take a taxi it wont cost you more than 10 usddollars to arrive at your rental house. 20 usd dollars if you go to the Santa Marianita spot.

Daily cost

Affordable ($20-50 /day)

Party Destination

Not a party destination

Do you need a car?


Family friendly?


Other fun and activities


How easy is it to find cuddle company?


Internet Connectivity

Good (video calls and streaming)


Medium development (some accommodations; hotels; health services or shops)

Thanks to Joaquin for submiting the destination

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