Ecuador receives both North and South swells during the months from November to May, the winds are very light or non existent. Light off shores in the morning and tropical glassy conditions the rest of the day. The way the Ecuadorian Coast faces both South and North swells hit the coast all year and depending on the swell direction spots can become very good. Montanita is a good home base because it breaks on all tides and swell directions. It is also a great place to hang and relax with good food and beverages.