Nicaragua- The Last Supper

Nicaragua- The Last Supper
January 22, 2012 at 8:04 am 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day Nine

Nicaragua- Day Nine

We expected to only spend the night in Granada, since it seemed touristic and overpriced, but we soon notice something more. I spend the morning skating though this small, colonial, beautiful city. For once, there are sidewalks, worth skating, and one wall is more colorful than the next. Granada is located along Lake Nicaragua, and I skate to the lake […]

January 4, 2012 at 8:42 am 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day Eight

Nicaragua- Day Eight

Today is our last day in Popoyo, and the swell finally calms down. We only have the morning to surf, and we head over to Popoyo as quickly as we can. The waves are small, but look fun, and I am excited to get in the water. I surf until the tide is too low to continue, and because the […]

January 2, 2012 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day Seven

Nicaragua- Day Seven

Today we take a break from the beach in Popoyo and head over to Masaya early in the morning. Masaya is both a town and a volcano about 2 hours away from Popoyo and 1 hour away from Managua. That is – without breaking down or getting lost along the way, which we do… The roads are long, confusing and […]

December 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day Six, Christmas

Nicaragua- Day Six, Christmas

The wind really picked up today, and it was impossible to surf. We had anticipated this and planned to go to Volcano Masaya but we woke up too late, and were forced to stay near home. We decided to check out a turtle sanctuary which took us on a drive through beautiful forest, a few streams and a even a […]

December 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day Five

Nicaragua- Day Five

Today was the biggest day of the swell, 4.5 ft at 16 seconds, which means overhead waves almost everywhere. So we decide to surf at Astillero, the same place as yesterday, where the waves are much smaller since the bay blocks most of the swell. We set up shop right on the beach, and surf for a couple of hours […]

December 28, 2011 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day Four

Nicaragua- Day Four

We luckily meet Andrey, a Costa Rican surfer who moved to Nicaragua for a better life built around surfing, and only surfing. He figured out how to live an ideal life where all he does is surf, even as his job. Although business doesn’t come often, Andrey is a surf guide for tourists, and also works at the Two Brothers […]

December 27, 2011 at 7:28 am 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day Three

Nicaragua- Day Three

Today we decide to go explore Nica style, which means bumpy roads with dirt and rocks. A tempting sign for “Magnific Rock” lures us to a beautiful cliff, with an outlook of all the local surf breaks, such as Outer Reef, Popoyo, and Rancho Santana. Looking down from the cliff, I can see a huge rock formation which looks like […]

December 26, 2011 at 7:58 am 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day Two

Nicaragua- Day Two

This is the view from our porch at Popoyo Beach Lodge. It is perfect. Although this is also one of the best breaks around here, it is closing out and not surfable, so we decide to check-out other spots. We make a stop at Popoyo Ding Repair so my dad and I can rent boards. It costs $200 each way […]

December 25, 2011 at 10:29 am 0 comments

Nicaragua- Day One

Nicaragua- Day One

Only once I woke up could I begin to have my first impressions of  the country which I will be calling home for the next 10 days. The trip started with a welcoming breakfast, and a food tour with the chef at Camino Real Hotel. He introduced me to a couple of new fruits, their delicious pupusas and – gallo […]

December 24, 2011 at 11:47 am 0 comments