I'm new to surfing and had a few questions for you guys. The only surfing I have done is SUP(stand up paddle). I really enjoyed it and want to get into it more. My first experience with traditional surfing will be later this year at the end of August. I have a trip planned to Nicaragua. I will be staying at a surf ranch in san juan del sur. So I guess I'm looking for any advice/tips you can give me. Anything about surfing in Nicaragua, or just surfing in general will be greatly appreciated.
Not impossible, but definitely deadly. The only things other board sports will help you with is lower body and core strength and balance. Neither give you any experience in getting slammed by an overhead long period wave in 2' of water, being held down and taking a couple on the head afterward.
When the main spots are that big you can usually find a protected beach with smaller waves.
Good luck man I stayed in Popoyo for a week last August and it was head high or bigger everyday, there's rock bottom at a lot of the spots, Santanas was mostly a sand bottom though, what breaks do you think you might be surfing?
that place is located on the outskirts of San Juan Del Sur. no waves in the actual bay of SJDS so you'll be surfing Maderas for the most part. Alot of backpackers traveling thru SJDS, tourists looking to party, learning to surf, etc.
One of the more crowded spots but a mellow vibe for sure. a good wave for a beginner looking to learn and have a good time.
a lesson or 2 won't hurt either.
Last edited by gnurider7; Jun 12, 2013 at 06:49 PM.