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1. Posted by shammy5 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 20 Feb '06 17:47

Anybody know a good place to combine the two in Peru or Ecuador? Also the name of a Spanish school would be helpful. Tnx

2. Posted by advelina (Budding Member, 10 posts) 21 Feb '06 13:42

Hey there,
I have just spent a week in Montañita with an American girl i met in Quito and she is taking spanish lessons for $5 an hour and we have both been surfing as well. To hire a board it costs $4 for an hour and $12 for a lesson inc everything. The place is pretty small and very touristy and very much a party town.
Otherwise i am told that Canoa further up the coast has good surf and some spanish schools. Canoa is a lot quiter and more calm.
I will ask Melissa the name of the school and post it to you.
Good luck.

3. Posted by shammy5 (Budding Member, 8 posts) 24 Feb '06 11:46

Tnx advelina. When you do get the name of the school from Melissa can you email to me. Address is -snip-

Tnx again.

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4. Posted by marcia A (Budding Member, 3 posts) 19 Jan '07 15:45

hey i'm looking for the same thing. spanish and surfing in peru or ecuador. can someone forward me the information. thanks.

5. Posted by MarchMay (Budding Member, 10 posts) 21 Jan '07 17:53

there is a surf/ spanish school in huancho peru called otra costa. try to google it, send me a message if you can´t find it, and i will give you the address. I will be there all of march doing volunteer work, see ya there!

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7. Posted by laulau777 (Budding Member, 14 posts) 26 Feb '07 10:40

Quoting MarchMay

there is a surf/ spanish school in huancho peru called otra costa. try to google it, send me a message if you can´t find it, and i will give you the address. I will be there all of march doing volunteer work, see ya there!

I spent some time in Huancho last year, this is a really nice town. The surf is good, and it's not far from Chicama which as you may know is the longest wave in the world (literally). I don't know much about spanish schools, I'm sure you'd find one here or in neighboring Trujillo...but the surf in this area is epic!

8. Posted by j222 (Budding Member, 4 posts) 11 Mar '07 11:27

canoa is great for surfing, and i know that there are at least spanish tutors, if not schools. its beautiful, too. san cristobal in galapagos has crazy surfing and im sure its the same way as for learning spanish.

9. Posted by Ed83 (Budding Member, 29 posts) 13 Mar '07 20:23

Talking of surfing, I will be travelling through Peru and Ecaudor around June time. Anybody have any idea what the water temperature will be like at this time? I only have a 2:2 short wetsuit with me at present.

Cheers, Ed

10. Posted by briana (Budding Member, 5 posts) 15 Mar '07 13:12

I am living/studying/volunteering/surfing in Manta, Ecuador. It is a
beautiful city located on the coast. The weather is about 80 degrees
year-round which is a definite bonus. The beach is walking distance
from where you would live. Manta is about 3-4 hours north of Montanita. Montanita is a great city to visit but there are many more foreigners making it difficult to learn spanish. Manta on the other hand is a popular city for Ecuadorians.

About taking clases in Manta at the school I am at, you can find a lot of information on the school's website which is:
http://www.surpacifico.k12.ec/

I have studied in Spain, Chile, Peru and now here and so far I am
loving it here. The school is great. The clases are fairly cheap and
they are one on one. You can choose how many hours a week you want to take. It is really common to take 4 hours of Spanish a day and surf/kite board lessons. The instructors are all really nice. Also, you have the opportunity to live either with a family or in an apartment above the school. If your goal is to learn spanish though,
living with a family is the way to go. The director's name is Manuel and he is very nice. Feel free to contact him or respond to this post

Check out the website to see what you think,
Let me know if you have questions!
Briana