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Home Blogs Surf with locals in Nicaragua
By Iris Garrido
July 10, 2017
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Surf with locals in Nicaragua
Endless summer

Surf's up

Nica’s waves rank among some of the best in Central America. Trade winds blow freely over Lake Managua and out into the Pacific, blessing the southwestern coastline with consistently offshore winds. Its coastal topography, littered with points, reefs, and creek-fed beaches makes any day in Nicaragua a surfing day. The most popular spots - among many other fantastic ones - are Playa Maderas, near San Juan Del Sur; Playa Hermosa, which is only accessible by boat and still remains a hidden gem even for locals; and Popoyo, with an inner and outer reef, the latter offering some rather rough waves for the most experienced or “crazy”ones. No matter where you choose to go, surfing in Nicaragua is the stuff of legend, the waves are big, the beaches are wide, the beers are cool and the people are some of the nicest you'll ever meet.