Best Surfing in Nicaragua

Best Surfing in Nicaragua

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Before I look further into the surf spots that will provide some of the best surfing in Nicaragua, let’s learn a little more about this country.  Nicaragua is a Central American country and is the largest country, in land mass, in Central America.  Nicaragua is bordered by Honduras to the North and Costa Rica to the South.  The Caribbean Sea is on Nicaragua eastern coastline and the Pacific Ocean is on its western coastline.

The capital of Nicaragua is Managua and its official language is Spanish.  Nicaragua declared its independence from Spain in 1821.  The President of Nicaragua is Daniel Ortega.  According to Indexmundi.com, forty-two point five percent (42.5%) of Nicaragua’s population live below the poverty level.

According to Worldometers.com, Nicaragua is ranked 109 in the World in population, with a population of over six million.  According to Statisticstimes.com, Nicaragua is ranked 125 in the World in gross domestic product (GDP), which is one of the indicators of the health of a country’s economy.

Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America.  Lake Managua is the only freshwater lake where sharks live, Bull sharks.  Nicaragua dry season is from December to May and the wet season is from June to October.

Now that we know a little about this Central American country, let’s learn about the surf spots that have some of the best surfing in Nicaragua.  Here is a list of some of surf spots in Nicaragua: Aserradores, Astillero, Asunchillo, Chacocente, Colorado, El Bluff, Freight Trains, Hemorrhoids, Hongo Reef, Miramar, No Names, Padangs, Pie De Gigante Point, Pipes, Playa Amarillo, Playa dos Remedios, Playa Guasacate, Playa Maderas, Playa Remanso, Popoyo, Puerto Sandino, Quizala, Santana and Suicides.

Aserradores

Aserradores is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Aserradores is located in upper northwest portion of Nicaragua, northwest of the Hotel y Marina Puesta del Sol.

Astillero

Astillero is a point break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Astillero is located in upper northwest portion of Nicaragua, near the Hostal Hamacas.

Asunchillo

Best Surfing in Nicaragua

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Asunchillo is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Asunchillo is central western portion of Nicaragua, northwest of the Milagro del Mar Beach and Golf Resort.

Chacocente

Chacocente is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Chacocente is located in Playa Chacocente, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

Colorado

Colorado is a river mouth break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Colorado is located in Playa Colorado, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

El Bluff

El Bluff is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is good for beginner surfers.  El Bluff is located in the southeastern portion of Nicaragua.

Freight Trains

Freight Trains is a river mouth break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Freight Trains is located west of coast town of Puerto Sandino, in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Hemorrhoids is located west of Gran Pacific Resort, in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

Hongo Reef

Hongo Reef is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Hongo Reef is located in Playa Gigante, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

Miramar

Miramar is reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of skill levels.  Miramar is located on the western coastline, in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

No Names

No Names is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  No Names is located on the western coastline, in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

Padangs

Padangs is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Padangs is located on the western coastline, in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

Pie De Gigante Point

Pie De Gigante Point is a point break with left breaking wave, this surf spot is for experienced surfers.  Pie De Gigante Point is located south of Playa Gigante, in the southwestern potion of Nicaragua.

Pipes

Pipes is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Pipes is located on the western coastline, in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

Playa Amarillo

Best Surfing in Nicaragua

Playa Maderas

Playa Amarillo is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Playa Amarillo is located on the western coastline, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

Playa dos Remedios

Playa dos Remedios is a point break with right breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Playa dos Remedios

Playa Guasacate

Playa Guasacate is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Playa Guasacate is located on the western coastline, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

Playa Maderas

Playa Maderas is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for surfers of all experience levels.  Playa Maderas is located on the western coastline, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

Playa Remanso

Playa Remanso is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is good for beginner surfers.  Playa Remanso is located near El Remanzo, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

Popoyo

Popoyo is a reef break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Popoyo is west of Magnific Rock Popoyo, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

Puerto Sandino

Puerto Sandino is sand bar with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  The surf spot, Puerto Sandino, can only be reached by boat and is west of the coastal town of Puerto Sandino, Puerto Sandino is located in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

Quizala

Quizala is a beach break with right breaking wave, this surf spot is for surfers of all skill levels.  Quizala is located west of Gran Pacific Resort, in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

Santana

Santana is a beach break with a wave that breaks both left and right, this surf spot is for the experienced surfer.  Santana is located in Playa Santana, in the southwestern portion of Nicaragua.

Suicides

Suicides is a reef break with a left breaking wave, this surf spot is for the very experienced surfer.  Suicides is located on the western coastline, in the central western portion of Nicaragua.

In Conclusion

Nicaragua is a Central American country, which is bordered by Honduras to the North and Costa Rica to the South.  The Pacific Ocean is on its western coastline and the Caribbean Sea is on its eastern coastline.  There are many surf spots in this Central American country, and you should have no problem in finding some of the best surfing in Nicaragua.

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4 thoughts on “Best Surfing in Nicaragua

  1. I’m really loving this website. I have not had the chance to be apart of the “surfing club” just yet, but this seems like something that’s an absolute necessity to try out. I’m wondering how long does it usually take to learn this skill to be able to be alright in it? Because right now surfing seems like a piece of art since and something that needs to be practised a lot. Years? Months? What’s your professional opinion? 🙂

    • Hi Johann, Unless you’re a natural, I think it would take, at the very least, a year to be competent at surfing. Competent meaning, you could go left and right at will and are surfing the face of the wave. You would need to practice regularly. Everytime I surf, it seems I’m learning and I’ve been doing this for over 10 years.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

  2. Thanks for the very interesting articles. Though I have never surfed and it is probably too late for me to learn, I really enjoyed it because of your description of Nicaragua. From your article it seems like Nicaragua is a very beautiful country and worth visiting, not only for surfing enthusiasts.

    • Hi Kristof, It’s never to late to learn, I started surfing in my early 40s. I know surfers who are surfing into their 70s.

      Thanks for the comments and dropping in!

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