28 Jan to 1st Feb // Engabao – Playas, Ecuador
$25,000 USD in PRICES
Returns to Ecuador ‘s most important international surf event, the ” REEF RESORT CLASSIC GUAYAS 2014 ” This new edition will take place from Tuesday 28 January to Saturday, February 1st. They are changing the old headquarters, moving from the traditional Montañita, to a new great surf location – La Ruta del Pescador – Engabao in Playas, Ecuador. This is an ideal site for surfing and recreation.
“Playas is where surfing began in Ecuador ,” said Jorge Andant Mannino , Event Director . “Plus, it is a very privileged surfing area, and the place to find the best balsa board. Playas is part of the Province of Guayas, and the new Secretary of Tourism has great development plans for this Coastal Region in Ecuador
According to the organizers the beach chosen for the traditional and prestigious surf contest, Engabao Beach, has the same “window” as the waves in Montanita. In Engabao waves come from the north , west and south, added to this, in late January the “point” is usually well sanded , which makes it easy for perfect tubes and to break at the beach, providing a great aerial show for the public to watch.
“The action for the best hot spot of professional surfing in Latin American region is has been set” reported Gustavo Plaza, one of the organizers.”To this we must add the advantages of the second best climate in the world (attribute made by the – Beach and Fisherman’s Road, UNESCO, 1982 -)”.
We can add few more advantages to the Reef Classic 2014 new beach location:
They have implemented new beach facilities,
This beach location is only an hour from Ecuador’s largest international airport, which is Aereopuerto de Guayaquil,
A brand new 4 line highway,
Plus the excellent tourism and gastronomy services,
…. and many surprises prepared by the Organization, all of these and more will make this the best REEF CLASSIC in Ecuador’s history “
We will have the chance to see over 150 professionals from 16 countries around Latin America ; those athletes will be distributed among the categories Open, Longboard, Junior and Ladies; all surfing away for $ 25,000 USD in prices.
All the competitions will be broadcast to the world, live and online via webcast, international networks and Space Fox Sports TV will produce one hour specials from the event.
This awesome touristic promotion is considered of “national interest” for Ecuador, reason why it has all the support from the Government of the Province of Guayas and the Ministry of Tourism. On Saturday, February 1 will be the traditional closing awards ceremony in the heart of Playas, it will include the election of the famous Miss Reef , the champions awards, great music concert and a something we can not missed, the CLOSING PARTY.
You will find a large stretch of beach that will make any beach comer happy tip to toe, it has eight miles of wonderful sandy beach just waiting to be explored. If you want to play in those waves, you will find the best options, this is based on experts advice.
Montanita’s beach has a gradual sloping sandy bottom that lets you walk out over 100 yards before being up to your chest in water and no riptide. Grab your boogie board, surf board or just romp in the waves.
Spanish saying: en el mar la vida es mas sabrosa!
Meaning: by the ocean, life is wonderful!
Along these southern coastal beaches the best weather is from mid-December through May here. This time of the year is also local’s high beach season, since you get must sunny days and temps between 75 and 85.
Water temperature is also great, you could spend over 4 hour in the water with no wet suit.
For the rest of the year from the end of May till November you have more overcast days, my personal experience is that you hardly see the sun, there is no rain, just cloudy, damp and windy and lower temperatures.
After living in Canada, I could not complain of overcast weather, my best option at that time of the year, it is to go to Playas de Villamil that is an hour drive from Guayaquil, and I get sunshine all year round whit one of the best climates in the planet.
Which it is great about Ecuador is the option to travel from the city to the beach and back to the highland in a couple of hour driving time…. Remember there are no severe weather patterns for the coast of Ecuador!