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Ecuador - solo female surfer« on: February 08 2006 04:02:00 »
I am hoping to get to Ecuador in April, around Manta area, any ideas of what the waves will be like and the size, slightly concerned it could be a bit big for me. Also I have the blonde hair going on and wondered about my general safety, ie should I dye my hair black.
RE: Ecuador - solo female surfer« Reply #2 on: February 18 2006 16:02:00 »
Hi, I can't advise you about the surfing(went to montanita myself and it was fine for me then-a beginner), but for the hair: if you like you're blond hair, leave it that way... I tried to die it myself, a bit brownish-like colour, but they'll see anyway that you're not from ecuador. So be it! Good luck with it
RE: Ecuador - solo female surfer« Reply #3 on: March 14 2007 14:03:00 »
Hi!, no definately not that big, the north swells did not were that big, we are hoping the souths will hit , call me or e mail me as soon as you hit the beach in Ecuador, I live in Salinas and on south of the bay and specially the Army base we get good waves almost all year round, bigest is around 6 feet, so do not wory. Manabi is more dangerous than Sta. Elena, but in general all area it is pretty save. Have a save trip.
RE: Ecuador - solo female surfer« Reply #4 on: March 29 2007 08:03:00 »
Hey - I was in Ecuador for almost 3 months - a lot of it on the coast - I have red hair - and had absolutely no problems with safety - you draw some extra attention but its more admiring than anything - the people were awesome - I'd worry more about dressing simple and not carrying your family's fortune on you... as far as the surf - I'm not sure how it is in April - but from what I understood there was generally a variety o f different spots along the coast that should have something to work for you - goodluck! I'm jealous - I can't wait to go back...
RE: Ecuador - solo female surfer« Reply #5 on: April 24 2007 10:04:00 »
Thanks Jennifer!, really, so far I know it is one of the safest and easy going surfing places around.