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Spanish-Surfing combo for Jan, Feb, or Mar - Manta?« on: August 22 2006 23:08:00 »
I'm looking for a good place to surf and learn Spanish. I went to Puerto Escondido last summer, but wanted to try somewhere new.
I'm a beginner surfer, and I really *do* need to learn some Spanish for work. Any suggestions? I know Manta has a school, but will I actually get to surf there?
A friend said all he saw was kite surfing. And although I'd like to learn Spanish, a big incentive was to be able to surf again, too...
RE: Spanish-Surfing combo for Jan, Feb, or Mar - Manta?« Reply #1 on: August 24 2006 16:08:00 »
I was at Manta for May. There is good beginner surf off the point and beach right in Manta from Oct to May. June to Sept it dies down and is pretty flat. Then there is los Pinas about 20 minutes away - where there is surf all year round.
I organised my trip thru Study Spanish and Surf who have a school there. They were also talking about opening a sschool in Montanita (about 3 hours south?) I went there one weekend and the surf was very good. You may be able to transfer between both schools
RE: Spanish-Surfing combo for Jan, Feb, or Mar - Manta?« Reply #2 on: August 24 2006 16:08:00 »
Email continued - as first one was tooo long!
The school in Manta was very good, reasonably priced and all one on one private classes. Manta itself isnt very developed in teh sense of tourism - what you see is what you get. A few nice hotels etc and the rest is real coastal Ecuador. I think you will enjoy Manta - and Montanita is totally different again. A real surfers destination.
RE: Spanish-Surfing combo for Jan, Feb, or Mar - Manta?« Reply #3 on: September 19 2006 10:09:00 »
well, im going to be in montanita and ecuador in december and possibly any time up until july next year as i have family in the area....... im solo , speak ok spanish and will be interested to hook up with some other people on the mission........
im 26 ,, aussie...... keen to explore the waves of the region.....!
RE: Spanish-Surfing combo for Jan, Feb, or Mar - Manta?« Reply #4 on: January 16 2007 15:01:00 »
There's some surfing there, depending on the swell. There are spots close to Manta, however, that are readily accessible that you can go to. As far as schools, Marejada Surf School also has lessons for both Spanish and surfing. Good luck.
RE: Spanish-Surfing combo for Jan, Feb, or Mar - Manta?« Reply #5 on: January 19 2007 15:01:00 »
Imagine living on the tropical Ecuadorian coast, starting your day with a couple hours of warm water surfing, followed by a scrumptious breakfast with a local host family; the rest of your day is filled by Spanish lessons, lunch and dinner with your host family, time to explore and cultural excursions.
The Marejada Surf School offers a warm adventure on both urban beaches in Manta and rural beaches along the ‘Ruta del Sol’ (route of the sun).
RE: Spanish-Surfing combo for Jan, Feb, or Mar - Manta?« Reply #7 on: July 04 2007 13:07:00 »
Wondering if there's any surfing in Manta at the end of August? Looking to do a surf/spanish immersion... any ideas are welcome!!
RE: Spanish-Surfing combo for Jan, Feb, or Mar - Manta?« Reply #9 on: July 11 2008 08:07:00 »
Manta is good. Montanita is better. I suggest the Montanita Spanish school www.montanitaspanishschool.com I had a really good time there - 6 weeks. Teachers really good, and the great, and the town - fantastic!