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Playa Santana Nicaragua Surf Report November 7

By | November 13th, 2011|Santana, Surf Spots|

We loaded up the rig this morning with Chris and Jenny Brown from South Carolina and Fred, Corrado, Romain, and Damien from France looking for waves. We arrived and found draining overhead tubes.

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grinding overhead wedges

Jenny late-dropped right into this barrel

Chris pig-dogging a nice one




Mario driving thru another tube

Chris from SoCal

Chris from SoCal

check back soon friends...


Playa Santana Nicaragua Surf Report September 25

By | September 26th, 2011|Popoyo, Santana, Surf Spots|

Fun off-season surf continues. Here’s the first spot we checked.


some fun ones coming through

Manny going straight up

Manny getting a little shade

empty peak down the beach throwing tubes

one taker

We checked out another spot mid-day and here is what we found

Mario with a vert hit

Darrell Goodrum was out ripping, blowing tail and boosting all over the place

We’ll leave you with a sequence of Darrell double hand dragging through a barrel

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nice one!

NicaWaves Surf Report, Nicaragua September 10

By | September 13th, 2011|Santana, Surf Spots|

Hi surfers, Mike here with your Saturday morning surf report. We woke up and had some breakfast and coffee and cruised down to a nearby beachbreak on the incoming tide. We were the first ones on it and everyone got some good ones.

santana nicaraguaJoe, Jeremy, Travis, and Spiro on the way out

playa santanaour guest Adam from San Clemente has been killing it and logging major water time and wave count. He found this tube this morning, the first of a few dozen

rancho santanaour guest Jeremy from Oceanside, CA

nicaraguaJoe from L.A. looking for some shade

surfing in nicaraguaSpiro from Washington D.C. pigdogging a fun left

bodyboarding in nicaraguaTravis from San Clemente found some wedges to his liking

nicaragua_beachbreakPopoyo local Peliguay came by our surf compound this morningĀ  jonesing to come with us to this break. we lent him this twin fin and he was ripping on it and stoked!

santana_nicaraguaAdam again, fangin off the top of a racy left

nicaragua beachbreaksorry bro, missed your name, but got plenty of good photos of you from this day!

aj goldstoneour boy AJ again, going off this day

Jan Glenn cas ensuenoJan always gets some good ones

mario martinezMario pig-dogging a left

santanaMario on a nice right. If you’ve surfed this beach, you know he’s always at the right place at the right time…

Playa Santana Surf Report June 12

By | June 12th, 2011|Santana, Surf Spots|

We’ve had a couple weeks of variable winds with some onshores in the mix. Seems to happen every year during the last couple weeks of May and first week of June.

We’ve got dropping swell on tap today. A little slow, but some fun waves to be had for sure.

playa santanacloudy this morning. some nice tee pees coming through, all the locals were down south competing in a surf contest

first peak beachbreakour guest Amy has really enjoyed thawing out from a long winter skiing in Montana

rancho santanasome nice ones slipping by the crew

surf nicaraguashoulder hopping a nugget

right point break nicaraguasome rights were cracking down the beach to the north

surf intern nicaraguaour surf intern Matt is settling into his simple routine of surfing, eating, and sleeping

Check back soon amigos. Wednesday is looking good!

Santana Nicaragua Surf Report May 12

By | May 14th, 2011|Santana, Surf Spots|

We’ve got a couple friends of ours from South Carolina down on their honeymoon enjoying the beaches and surf of Nicaragua with us. Surfed a couple beaches today and here are some photos from one session.

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nothing like getting spit out of a tube. here’s your shot you asked about buddy!

jacob stackleynewlyweds Jacob and Krista Stackley heading out for a surf together

Jacob StackleyJake Rips!

mario martinez nicaraguaMario always on the best waves

Krista took over camera duty and got this shot of Jake

and a couple of me trying to get barreled

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Flor de Cana Nicaragua

smiles all around, surfed out and sipping on some Flor de Cana poolside.

Popoyo Nicaragua Surf Report March 19

By | March 21st, 2011|Popoyo, Santana, Surf Spots|


Popoyo Nicaragua Surf Report. My old friend Tony Silvagni is in Nicaragua and came up from San Juan on his first trip to Popoyo. I hadn’t seen Tony for a while; he’s been quite busy travelling the world, not to mention placing 9th in the world for the 2010 World Longboard Professional Tour. He’s also a ripping shortboarder. We paddled out shortly after the full moon low tide and caught some fun ones even though the tide was still too low. Some fun sets started pouring through as the tide started moving in.

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popoyo nicaragua march 19

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Tony off the top

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Tony off the top on a right

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Tony snapping on a left. This guy catches a lot of waves

Tony was getting hungry after snagging so many peaks. We went back to our restaurant and had a few NicaWaves burgers, fries, snickers and Cokes for him and his crew. They’d never been to the area, and I wanted to show him a nearby beachbreak. I really enjoyed seeing the look of stoke come over Tony’s face as we drove up the beach looking sideways into hollow barrels beginning to pour through the beachbreak with the incoming tide.

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here's what we saw driving up the beach

tony highlining for a tube

locals rule. Darwin Jacamo was driving through the best set waves

Junior Martinez bashing a helpless lip

Tony locked deep in a barrel

the surf continued picking up through the rising lunar tide

the so called "supermoon" rising over Popoyo. the closest it's been to earth in 18 years

Playa Santana Nicaragua Surf Report March 5

By | March 10th, 2011|Santana, Surf Spots|

Playa Santana Nicaragua Surf Report. Santana has not been breaking that well for the past month or two, butĀ  the beach is slowly starting to take shape again. There is a lot of sand built up above the high tide line, creating a steep beach and a lot of backwash. There were a few fun waves coming in before dark today. Check back soon. Mid to late week is looking good, and early next week it looks like we may be seeing our first larger swell of the 2011 season.

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playa santana nicaragua - first peak


our guest Miles had no trouble from South Carolina had no trouble adapting to the conditions on the first day of his trip

Mario Martinez

Mario with a bruising backlit backside bash

Dana Seagraves

Dana from South Carolina banking off a section

Santana Nicaragua Surf Report December 15

By | December 15th, 2010|Santana, Surf Spots|

Fun surf and strong offshores at Santana today. The swell is holding and so are the strong offshores. Some good waves coming in. Waves look to hold and wind dropping off slightly tomorrow.

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Junior on a nice one. He got deep and came out clean.

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some size coming through. Irnan giving this one a sniff.

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Junior all over everything this morning

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some nice looking empty rights coming through

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Rosa getting some nice ones today

Santana Nicaragua Surf Report December 14

By | December 15th, 2010|Santana, Surf Spots|

Fun peaks coming through Playa Santana Nicaragua today. The offshore winds are strong and gusty, but the waves are holding decent shape with some tubes on offer. The winds are forecasted to remain strong tomorrow as the swell holds a similar size the next 2 or 3 days.

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Irnan driving through a first peaker

Trav pulling in deep on a right

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Junior coming through another tube

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nice one slipped past the boys

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beach weather has been perfect. water about 80 and air in the high 70s

Playa Santana Nicaragua Surf Report December 13

By | December 13th, 2010|Santana, Surf Spots|

Playa Santana showed building swell this morning. The winds were completely slack, resulting in dead glass at first light this morning. Very uncrowded at first light. A long period swell started to show last night, and the period this morning was up around 18 seconds, resulting in slightly stretched and walled conditions at this beachbreak. There were a few corners to be had first thing here, and it may have improved as the water filled in and offshores picked up, but Popoyo is the better call when the swell is this long period. Check back tomorrow!

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nice peak sequence 1

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nice peak sequence 2

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left wedge

Nicaragua dog

our guest Dana from South Carolina walked down with our mascot, Little Buddy

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Dana, up and riding on his first wave of the morning

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our friendly and playful mascot, Little Buddy

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