One long, cold break

Surf heaven

The Tortuga Bay beach surf, about three kilometers from Puerto Ayora. A pleasant walk to a wonderful — if chilly, this time of year — white sand beach. Heaven.

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Surf’s up in Montanita

A solid half-kilometer of break

So are the hippies, in Montanita, a little tourist town with a great bit of surf in southern Ecuador, where people get drunk at night and make shell jewelry and braid hair by day.

The human vibe was a bit overwhelming — it really is just a party town — but sitting on a rocky levy overlooking crashing 10-foot waves wasn’t so bad.

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