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Costa Del Sol« on: March 22 2006 17:03:00 »
I'm going to the Costa Del Sol surf camp outside of Montanita in April. Anyone have any input on the camp? Anyone ever surf that area in April. I'm wondering about the water temp, and what to expect wave size. Also, I'll be there with my son's high school surf team. Any comments about Montanita? Like, is it friendly? Is it fairly safe to turn a dozen high school guys loose on? Any info would be appreciated.
RE: Costa Del Sol« Reply #1 on: March 24 2006 12:03:00 »
costa del sol is a great hotel and right in front of the point unlike the majority of places that are at the other end of the beach. randy , a californian guy, runs the place and is a good host. it is a safe town with good vibes. there are lots of travellers from all parts. its probably the biggest party town in ecuador, apart from atacames in the north. the only problem the kids will have is having to much fun. lots of good local surfers and good manners in the surf. best to go for the dawn patrol to get that half to one hour with not many people and glassier waves. lots of nearby beachies if the swell is small. randy can take you to all the spots and know where its happening. he has a 4wd that can take you to some good places with less crowds. wish i was there .
RE: Costa Del Sol« Reply #2 on: March 24 2006 12:03:00 »
You guys are staying at the right place. Randy is a great guy, and he will make sure your time there is awesome. He built a great "swiss family robinson" kinda place. You are away from the town so it will be easier to keep track of the high school kids. They will be safe, but it they look hard enough and speak good spanish, they could find things you might not want them getting involved with. People in town won't approach them like in Jamaica or somewhere, so it should be cool. Just watch out for low tide, it can get shallow and don't put your feet down if you are use to beach breaks, it can be sharp.
RE: Costa Del Sol« Reply #3 on: March 27 2006 13:03:00 »
I'm gonna be heading to Ecuador in May and this place sounds pretty cool, could you post the URL. Cheers.
RE: Costa Del Sol« Reply #4 on: March 28 2006 14:03:00 »
We are going there through Water Ways Surf Adventures. I know that Wave Hunters also uses the same surf camp. You can use any search engine to find those websites. The camp looks very nice. On either website you can find the prices and availablility.
RE: Costa Del Sol« Reply #5 on: January 16 2008 08:01:00 »
HI, I didn´t speak english, I live in Salinas near MOntañita..
Can you help me with some any information about surf camps...?... or something like that..?... In salinas If you know..
te lo agradeceria....!!! How many cost?...
RE: Costa Del Sol« Reply #6 on: June 14 2009 06:06:00 »
Randy is a cool guy and casa the sol is an awesome place to stay - but the surf guides sucks. They just know the most famous places and have know idea about tides or anything. The last days we went surfing with a real Ecuadorian surfer, David, and he knows everything about the waves! When casa de sol told us that there wouldnt be any waves on the entire cost David took us to a secret spot and we surfed two meter barrels, perfect waves and no people in the water. ´Contact him instead: firstname.lastname@example.org