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From Manta, which is the largest city nearby, go towards the "Ruta del Sol", the road that goes along the Ecuadorean coast, to the South. Pass the fishing town of San Mateo, pass "La Tiñosa" beach and the next town is Santa Marianita.
Distance to a city Take a car
Access time Instant access (< 5min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Alternative name Marianita
Spot quality Great
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf
Style Wave, Freestyle, Freeride, Bump & Jump, Long distance
Day timing Afternoon
Week crowd Empty
Week-end crowd Few surfers
Water quality Clean
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Tide No tide dependency
Camping, Gear-Shop, Repair-Shop, Rental, School, Showers
Type Thermal wind
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. SouthWest
Best dir. SouthWest
Best dir. relative Side-onshore
Period From June to January
In season the wind starts from around 10-11:00 and goes up until about 16-17:00. It ranges from 15 to 25 knots and is pretty constant.
Santa Marianita is an excellent spot, with a long, sandy beach and plenty of space to ride, launch and land. The weather is reasonably warm all season long. The water temperature during kite season averages 21-24 degrees C (70-75 F). As the spot is not crowded people are friendly and always willing to help and give advice.
There is also a couple of schools at this spot. Given the space you have at this beach, the consistant winds and no crowds makes it a perfect place to learn.
You can contact Wladimir for lessons, rentals, equipment repair, etc.
Take a look at the schools webpage for more info www.humboldtkites.com or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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