One of Ecuador's best waves, Mompiche is all about long tubular rides in perfect scenery. This left pointbreak starts with a barreling first section before reeling over a sharp rock ledge and is well protected from the wind. Despite the long walk the wave is popular with surfers from Bahía de Caráquez and Atacames. These locals are usually friendly, but be respectful! NW and W swells work best but it has been surfed on strong SW swells.