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Geographically diverse country located on the west coast of South America between Colombia and Peru, bisected by the equator, featuring 1,400 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. The Galápagos Islands, 600 miles to the west, are a province of Ecuador. Although Ecuador receives surf from the northwest, west, and southwest, waves here are rarely over six feet. Most of the best breaks are located on t...

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