Nicaragua is quickly becoming the travel destination of choice for surfers around the world
Surfing in Nicaragua is every surfer dream. A good Surf Trip should have certain elements. The first requirement would be consistent swell. Nicaragua receives plenty of southern hemisphere swell between the months of May through September.
The water temp and wind conditions are usually the next factors for most traveling surfers. The water temp for Southern Nicaragua is typically in the upper seventies for those months. The wind is unbelievably consistent. Almost all the Pacific is plagued by onshore winds starting late in the morning and persisting until the early evening.
Due to the relatively short distance between the Pacific and Atlantic in Southern Nicaragua, and the effect of Lake Nicaragua’s location, you will likely be blessed with offshore wind all day long. Nicaragua features thundering beach breaks and just about every type of reef set up. In other words, it is easy to find the right waves for you and your crew.
If your feeling ambitious, you might test your luck at the heaving left slab. Also known as Outer Reef accessible from only the best Nicaragua surf camps.
Astillero just five minutes to the north offers various reef set ups, as well as hard-hitting beach breaks. The best way to see every wave during your Nicaragua surf trip is to charter a boat and be shuttled to each spot.