NicaSurf

There are several surf spots in Nicaragua to fit each surfer’s expertise and temperament. With various options to choose from one can enjoy hours of uninterrupted, serene, perfect surf any time. Those with the more adventurous spirit, reap the rewards of often hidden private spots to call their own.

Here’s a list of popular surf spots with different breaks:

Playa Maderas

Wave: Produces Left and Right beach breaks, picking up north and south swells and can hold decent length waves of up to 50 meters on normal days and up to 300 meters on good days.

Location: It is the most popular beach, frequented by tourists & locals alike, located approximately 15 minutes by car from San Juan Del Sur. Playa Maderas is also known as Punta Quilla and is fairly easy to find.

Surfing: Although a fairly crowded spot, Maderas has a cool atmosphere, friendly tourist crowd and local surfers, plus it is easily accessible. It may not produce the meanest waves but there are frequent big swells to get an experienced surfer’s adrenaline pumping without scaring the newbies.

Playa Amarillo

Wave: Produces Left and Right beach breaks with hallow, fast and powerful waves that range from 50 to 150 meters.

Location: Playa Amarillo is easily accessed from the town of Gigante. A five minute walk or drive puts you in front of the main peaks, unlike other beach breaks, Amarillo draws fewer crowds.

Surfing: A haven for all types of surfers where one can catch the best waves during higher tides. The pristine beach is inviting on itself while the ocean offers heavy barrels on a good swell.

Playa Amarillo

Wave: Produces Left and Right beach breaks with hallow, fast and powerful waves that range from 50 to 150 meters.

Location: Playa Amarillo is easily accessed from the town of Gigante. A five minute walk or drive puts you in front of the main peaks, unlike other beach breaks, Amarillo draws fewer crowds.

Surfing: A haven for all types of surfers where one can catch the best waves during higher tides. The pristine beach is inviting on itself while the ocean offers heavy barrels on a good swell.

Colorado

Wave: Rivermouth surf with right and left barrels, works on all tides, all year.

Location: Accessible by boat with a mile long stretch of private beach off Tola road on Hacienda Iguana. There are condos available on site or one can easily travel by boat.

Surfing: Producing world class waves, Colorado is not for the faint of heart. It is meant for experienced surfers with a penchant for danger. Producing consistent rivermouth /beach breaks, epic swells and peaks perfectly groomed by consistent offshore winds.