last min trip advice

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by staystoked, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. staystoked

    staystoked Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2009
    hey swellinfoers,

    going to Nicaragua tomorrow for a surf trip, and couldn't be more stoked.

    was wondering if anyone has last min advice for a surf trip, or if anyone has been to Nicaragua and could tell me anything that would make my trip a lot smoother. like stuff that you would've like to know before you went. thanks!

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  2. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008

    Try not to pay more than 15 - 20 bucks US when the corrupt highway cops pull you over to fleece the gringo.

  3. Koki Barrels

    Koki Barrels Well-Known Member

    Aug 14, 2008
    Holy F picked a damn good week! Have a f*ckin' blast!
  4. live aloha

    live aloha Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2009
    Way to rub it in. A-hole. :p

    jk man, have an awesome trip.

    Never been to Nicaragua, but if it's anything like the rest of Central America I would advise you to bring lots of sunblock and bug spray! Also, be ready to get muddy. Just accept that everything you bring is going to get soaked multiple times, then the reality will be far less frustrating.
  5. TBrown

    TBrown Active Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    I leave for nicaragua november 11th, can't wait. Let me know how your trip was!
  6. jackson

    jackson Active Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    nicaragua is terrible, everybody should stay away at all costs!
  7. cheese

    cheese Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2011
    put up a couple pics from the trip when you get back. im curious to see what "overhead" on the swellinfo looks like there compared to nj
  8. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    offshore's all day, almost every day... Pumping swell tomorrow, have fun.
  9. Beast Master

    Beast Master Member

    Aug 12, 2011
    Just got back 10 days ago. Waves are amazing every day and all day this time of year. Bring tons of Bug Spray for your body. We got eaten alive while wearing OFF so if they make something stronger, bring it. If your going to the Popoyo area bring cards or something to keep you occupied at night because there's not much to do once the sun is down and surfing isn't an option. It gets dark around 6:30 or 7 if i remember correctly and it can get pretty boring if you have nothing to occupy your time. Also, if your going to Popoyo or any other area that is not very developed make sure to stop at the market on the way in to stock up on beer, snacks, ect... bc the "market" at the end of the road doesn't have much to offer.

    Have fun. I wish I was heading back, although we should start getting some hurricane juice soon to keep us from going crazy.