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Surfing around San Juan question« on: January 16 2009 08:01:00 »
1) has anyone been to Nica in early July? What should I expect in terms of weather, typical swell conditions this time of year, and winds?
2) I hear that most the breaks around San Juan are pretty crowded. Is there enough options within an hour or two hours drive from San Juan to score uncrowded waves?
RE: Surfing around San Juan question« Reply #1 on: January 26 2009 13:01:00 »
i dont about conditions..i was there in april.good surf..raining almost every evening..lot of rain!yeah places close to san juan are more crowded..but we went to boat trip from san juan and the american guy (he owns a surfshop in san juan) took us to hermosa beach,30 minutes maybe from san juan and me and my friends were the only people in the water..and nice waves!!:)
RE: Surfing around San Juan question« Reply #3 on: March 29 2009 10:03:00 »
Yes conditions are the best in July, thats when the waves are the biggest. It's not very rainy in July that's the dry seson. About the breaks...that is totally untrue. Try going to Playa YAnkee, great waves, and sometimes you will be the one of six people on the beach. It all depends on what beach you go to. Looking for a great place to stay? casaestrelladelmar.com
RE: Surfing around San Juan question« Reply #4 on: March 29 2009 18:03:00 »
The summer is high surf season with the maximum amount of people in the water. It is the best time of year for surfing with light offshore winds and consistent southwest swells. All the breaks in the area are crowded because most people use SJDS as home base. Driving to breaks can be difficult due to poor roads and private gated communities. I recommend renting a condo or house in one of the gated communities to ensure access on your own schedule. Check out www.playacoloradocondo.com.
RE: Surfing around San Juan question« Reply #5 on: April 30 2009 16:04:00 »
Follow up to my post, what boards should i bring, i was thinkin a 6'1" and a step up 6'6"... any advice? also , is there a market for boards down there if I was trying to buy one. I am assuming there is given the amount of surfers but any input is well recieved. Cheers.
RE: Surfing around San Juan question« Reply #6 on: April 30 2009 16:04:00 »
One more thing.. how hard is it to access waves by car (4x4 truck) realistically? and these gated communities, can u just pull up and ask to stay there the night or how does that all work?
RE: Surfing around San Juan question« Reply #7 on: April 30 2009 18:04:00 »
Boat access is crucial in the area. I wouldn't stay in SJDS if you want to score a lot of waves... stay closer to the waves.
If you can arrange a taxi or pickup, you'll get the most bang for your buck staying somewhere like Gigante. You can walk to a few breaks or take a boat, awesome selection of breaks.
I think a 4x4 is kind of a waste unless you plan on traveling elsewhere in the country (Granada, Ometepe and Laguna Apoyo are all worth seeing if you can make time). Board bag and taxi is the way to go if you're careful and have a place to stay though.
June and July is a great time to go.
For more info on the area check out gigantenicaragua.com