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Topic: Good spot for beginner?

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By:

JC

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Good spot for beginner?

« on: August 17 2006 09:08:00 »

Will be in Nicaragua in Jan/Feb 2007.  Where is a good area for someone with just a small amount of surfing experience?  Does anyone recommend any of the "package" deals, like Arena Caliente in San Juan del Sur, or do most cater exclusively to experienced surfers?  Thanks for any advice, JC.



By:

peter

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #1 on: August 31 2006 11:08:00 »

Why don't you just try tola? Specifically Popoyo, there are two hotels in the area, the more calm waves are uin Punta Teonoste, there are less rocks in the bottom. Good Luck

By:

bart

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #2 on: August 31 2006 15:08:00 »

I would grab a copy of The Surfers Guide to Costa Rica. It has a section on Nicaragua now. That should help.

By:

Chris

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #3 on: September 11 2006 16:09:00 »

The simple answer is that it depends on the swell.  If the swell is large, then there aren't many places that are ideal for beginners.  

I think under normal conditions Iguana beach is a good place to go.  It is a mile long beach where a beginner can practice dropping in...and taking short rides.  Once you gain some skills you can try Rio Colorodo which is a river mouth with rights and lefts.  

If you want some more information shoot me an email.  I have a condo there and I can give you the link to my website.  I don't think I can post the link on this forum for spam purposes.

Chris

By:

julius

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #4 on: September 22 2006 15:09:00 »

Hey Chris
I have been going to Costa Rica for about 5 years, with the family.  I am looking for something new.  The kids are 8 and 10. My wife surfs and so do I. Whats your place like? You can reach me at jcarstens@oecusa.com
Thanks

By:

Shredder

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #5 on: September 26 2006 10:09:00 »

JC,
      We have plenty of fun uncrowded user friendly surf here in central Nicaragua... check us out Los Cardones.



By:

aldo

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #6 on: November 12 2006 13:11:00 »

hey jc my name is aldo, been surfing Nica since 1992, I can pick you up at the airport for a nominal fee and take you to a couple beginner waves,...then I can take you San Juan Del Sur so you can check out the boys from Arenas Calientes.

my email is aldo5@aol.com

By:

aldo

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #7 on: November 13 2006 06:11:00 »

no i dont recommend any of the package deals, those are for tourist, I recommend you get in with locals like myself who will rent you a room with a view private bathroom, internet, free calls to US, for just $29 a night. and sessions for 49 dollars gotta go

By:

aldo

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #8 on: November 14 2006 08:11:00 »

bro, here's what you do,...

arrive in managua chill stay at my house in one of the nicest neighborhoods in Managua, sleep in your own room, make some calls to US (free) use the internet (free). for just $49.

then we go sur some secret spots. I guarantee you'll get more waves me than on some tourist package man, me and my friends know where to go to avoid crowds.

By:

diago

RE: Good spot for beginner?

« Reply #9 on: November 26 2006 15:11:00 »

yeah id have to agre with aldo above me.  He knows what the heck hes talking about


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