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Topic: Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?

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Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?

« on: March 09 2010 07:03:00 »

Which camp is better?

Momos is significantly cheaper and goes fishing on down days which i am a big fan of.  Their website is a little unclear about certain things which makes me a little sketchy. Anyone ever been to either of these camps?  How was your experience?



RE: Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?

« Reply #1 on: March 10 2010 10:03:80 »

I highly recommend Surfari Charters. I stayed there in 08 and they do small groups so you are not surfing with 20 people. Only 4 people per group. They have a boat so they take you to the best spots. They also take you fishing in between sessions. One of the best times I've had.



RE: Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?

« Reply #2 on: March 16 2010 17:03:467 »

Hey!  I work at Giant's Foot Surf and we do go fishing as well when the surf craps out and we can troll to and from the breaks.  In fact you can even go spearfishing if you're feeling adventurous.  feel free to shoot us an email at for more info.



RE: Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?

« Reply #3 on: March 22 2010 19:03:177 »

In general most of the camps run the same show.  They all make the promise of surfing alone but tend to deliver the same product - surfing in a group of 20 - 40.  The camps at Gigante tend to hover around Colorado and Panga since they are so close.  The problem is that now both breaks have a large land based surfer population.   The other camps around Popoyo do the same thing with their breaks.   The camps are fine if you want to show up, be fed and watered, and carted around.  However, you will pay for all that pampering.  For some people thats a price worth paying.   The cheaper alternative is to rent your own place either at Maderas, Hacienda Iguana, Rancho Santana, or Popoyo.  You can get the locals to take you fishing.


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RE: Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?

« Reply #4 on: March 23 2010 18:03:847 »

Hi!  I'm writing from Giant's Foot, and we def don't promise you'll surf alone!  Though Santana, Maderas, Iguana, etc, have houses for rent, an unforeseen issue is that the grocery stores are an hour's + drive from those locations, (2.5 hrs by local bus) so you need your own transport in order to feed your hungry surfers. At GFS, we take care of all of that.  The previous poster was right, we do spend time at Pangas & Colorado bc they're close, but we also have surf guides with local knowledge who know when to check the other breaks (Manzy for example), which can only be accessed by boat (which we have).  So, it's really a matter of preference.  If you have a month or 2 to spend, maybe a condo in Iguana would be ideal.  If you get 1 wk off from the real world, and have to hit a home run, we're your best bet.



RE: Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?

« Reply #5 on: October 28 2011 09:10:00 »

Nicasurf is the worst. So much people on the boat, a long way from San-Juan Del Sur, Boring local staff !!!!!!



RE: Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?

« Reply #6 on: November 12 2011 06:11:00 »

GFS is the spot. The guides will put you on the best waves all day everyday. There is no better option in nicaragua. Mat and Conrad took us surfing 3 times a day and we scored everyday. All you have to do is get into the boat, they will drop you off right on the waves. They will also take you fishing if you want.

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