Surfing in Nicaragua

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SURFING IN NICARAGUA

 

 

 

 

The deepest in the wave, the more alive you feel — Nature is awesome.

Riding 3.375 Panamericana Miles

San Juan del Sur is a municipality and coastal town on the Pacific Ocean, in the Rivas department in southwest Nicaragua. It is located 140 kilometres (87 mi) south of Managua. San Juan del Sur is popular among surfers and is a vacation spot for many Nicaraguan families and foreign tourists.

Its population is approximately 15,553, consisting largely of families engaged in fishing or the tourism industry and foreigners from the United States, Canada and Europe. While the local economy was, for many years, based on fishing and shipping, it has shifted towards tourism in the last 20 years. In October 2002, to mark the city’s 150th anniversary, it was formally designated the Port of San Juan del Sur and a Tourism City of Nicaragua.

Surf Camps
  • Medina Surf
  • Surf & Chill
  • Mr. Juan del Sur
  • Beds, Jazz & Surf
  • La Culebra
  • Kentuki
  • Nica Style

Exotic Playas

San Juan del Sur, set beside a crescent-shaped bay, was a popular resting place for gold prospectors headed to California in the 1850s. Correspondingly, San Juan del Sur served as a hub for Cornelius Vanderbilt Lines.

On September 2, 1992 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake off the central coast of Nicaragua generated a tsunami that devastated many communities along the Pacific Coast. Run-up values along the coast ranged from 2m in the north and south to up to 10m in some central locations. Run-up values in San Juan del Sur were approximately 5m. As a result of the tsunami an estimated 60% of homes in the community were destroyed, approximately 800 residents were displaced, and businesses and homes along the Malecón suffered severe damage.

Extraordinary people in an extraordinary land

Nicas are Awesome

Best when traveling Nicaragua, by far, is their people. Nicas are wonderful persons, you’ll find hospitable people everywhere. San Juan del Sur, set beside a crescent-shaped bay, was a popular resting place for gold prospectors headed to California in the 1850s. Correspondingly, San Juan del Sur served as a hub for Cornelius Vanderbilt Lines.

On September 2, 1992 a magnitude 7.0 earthquake off the central coast of Nicaragua generated a tsunami that devastated many communities along the Pacific Coast. Run-up values along the coast ranged from 2m in the north and south to up to 10m in some central locations. Run-up values in San Juan del Sur were approximately 5m. As a result of the tsunami an estimated 60% of homes in the community were destroyed, approximately 800 residents were displaced, and businesses and homes along the Malecón suffered severe damage.

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  • May 29th, 2018
    Jack says:

    Aloha! I was past year in this spot and we had a blast! Awesome post and website, thank you!

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    1. May 29th, 2018
      Rod Machado says:

      Hey Jack!
      Thank you very much for your comment and I’m glad to hear that you find our website useful! See you soon! 🙂

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  • Sep 18th, 2018
    Kelly says:

    Though completely swamped, the boat was nearly unharmed. Swimming round it we picked up the floating oars, and lashing them across the gunwale, tumbled back to our places. There we sat up to our knees in the sea, the water covering every rib.

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  • Sep 18th, 2018
    Van says:

    Wet, drenched through, and shivering cold, despairing of ship or boat, we lifted up our eyes as the dawn came on.

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