Amangala Surf Co. is a surf guiding operation based in the Galapagos Islands. We are experienced, passionate and dedicated to providing a once in a lifetime surfing experience in one of the most unique places on earth. We specialize in small, private groups of no more than 10 clients on any given week. We cater to everyone: families, non-surfers, surfers, water lovers, nature lovers, adventurers and pros. We love what we do and will make sure you have an extraordinary experience.
Ama la vida is a simple Spanish phrase that means “to love life”. It is Ecuador’s national slogan and a way of life. Amangala is our simple phrase that means “to love the Galapagos”. It is our way of life and core belief that we plan to pass on to each of our clients….
Owner and "Chief Surfing Officer", Eddie Salazar, is a former Ecuadorian national surfing champion and diver with over 600 dives in the Galapagos. Uncle Eddie, as he is affectionately called by friends and family, started his journey by providing surfing and spot knowledege to passing surfers in the mid 90s and eventually offered the first organized surf tours in the Galapagos in 1999. Since then, over 2,000 surfers have been able to enjoy not only world class surf but also one of the most amazing and unique archipelagos in the world.
All our surf guides are born and raised on the Galapagos Islands and have significant guiding experience around the islands. They are all bilingual and have first aid training. We only employ level 2 naturalist guides provided by the National park Galapagos. All our under water guides have Dive Master certifications. Our Free Diving course is provided by certified instructors.
To provide you with an extraordinary surfing experience in a sustainable way. Surfing and environmental responsibility are interchangeable words to us. Living and working in the Galapagos, our team is acutely aware of our responsibilities as custodians to one of the most amazing places on earth. We go above and beyond what the Galapagos National Park Directorate (GNPD) and Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism require for tour providers. We work with hotel partners that conserve water and energy, recycle and treat waste material and source locally produced products. All our employees are local and extremely knowledgeable about the environment and how to protect it. We believe in sustainable tourism and its benefits to the islands, the local population and our clients.
Our team also organizes a monthly beach clean up on local beaches in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island. And will be expanding these efforts to other beaches.
1% of all our annual earnings are donated to The Research Station Charles Darwin and to the National Park Galapagos.