This post is about the infamous land of the waves, Nicaragua and my many adventures there!
Stunning sunsets, offshore wind all day, waves of every variety…..for these reasons and more, I keep returning to Nicaragua. Travel by panga to several world class waves within 30 minutes of each other! Wave savvy boat captains, assisted by local mates, will choose the best swell and tide for optimum surf sessions. For seven years, I have focused on the Popoyo region in southern Nicaragua. I am expanding my territory, adding wave venues and accommodations providers to my repertoire.
Nicaragua, known as “the land of lefts”, has many quality setups; combinations of offshore rock reef, headland, and rivermouth. Often, all three of these features create fabulous surf. Some breaks are hollow, others mellow. My favorite wave happens to be a right affectionately called “Beachies”, a fickle barrel that forms when swell funnels through an offshore slab, swings left toward a rivermouth, and then boomerangs right! Local surf guides school me on this wave.