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RE: Boards in Ecuador« Reply #1 on: February 15 2005 10:02:00 »
It would probably be better to rent just for the convenience. For one thing, the buses don't really stop. they slow roll while you jump on. It's kind of an art. they only stop completely for the ladies. Vehicles can be a little expensive but if you shop around a little or get with some locals, you should be OK.
RE: Boards in Ecuador« Reply #2 on: September 21 2005 10:09:00 »
I am in the same boat so to speak, but travelling South America for 4 months with my wife. I plan to spend about 4 weeks surfing. Any idea how much it would cost to hire boards? I have searched dozens of sites with no luck. I also get the impression it is onshore in Ecaudor July-September which is when I was planning to be there. Can anyone who has been there confirm if this is the case? Will it be completely blown out.
RE: Boards in Ecuador« Reply #3 on: October 27 2005 00:10:00 »
No, no bans, you can take your long board to the bus and they will help you to put it in a safe place.
Try to arrive to Guayaquil, quito is 9 hours by bus from salinas, 12hors from montanita.... from October tojune the weather i and waves are better at the coast....
RE: Boards in Ecuador« Reply #4 on: January 15 2006 09:01:00 »
I have surfed Ecuador three times and going again in 4 days. I have only surfed the upper coast from San Mateo to Mompichie and renting boards is very tuff. I strongly suggest taking your own board at least in this region, further south maybe better for renting ...not sure. The board ban you are referring to is on the airlines and from the US to Ecuador that ban is lifted today. If you look on the Continental website excess baggage sports equipment surfboard there is a link to the embargo dates and listed the size limitations for boards. I have never had a problem with my boards on the bus.