At our Kiteboarding spot in Santa Marianita Beach we have ideal conditions for the practice of kiteboarding of all levels. Santa Marianita is recognized as the best beach in the whole of Ecuador for Kitesurfing.
Privileged with a long windy season that goes all the way from May to January, with an average of 14-25 knots. Riders at this spot use between 9m to 12m kites. Wind direction is side-onshore. This, combined with an approx. 5 km sandy beach makes it a very safe place for learning.
Water conditions are flat in the mornings then choppy as the wind picks up. The Water temperature on average is 23-24 C. No wetsuit is needed and most riders find a neoprene top to be sufficient.
IMPORTANT! windguru or Windfinder DO NOT give accurate wind reports for Manta or Santa Marianita beach, this is a Thermic wind spot (due to the dry sandy terrain, as the day gets warmer the wind intensifies with thermic conditions).