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Los Cardones Surf Lodge« on: February 07 2007 21:02:00 »
Can anyone give me any feedback on Los Cardones Surf Lodge? I was wondering how good the surf is in that area? I understand that the camp doesn't offer any boat trips and you have to walk to the surf breaks. Just wondering if it's worth it or should I head to SJDS instead. Thanks!
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #1 on: February 08 2007 08:02:00 »
Hi this is Nico, I can drive you to Cardones so you can check it out. If you don't like it there I can drive you to SJDS. $90 a day. firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and references.
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #2 on: February 08 2007 10:02:00 »
We have stayed there and had a great time. A ride to and from the airport was included. Good food and plenty of it.
Empty surf, we never saw another person in the water.
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #3 on: February 08 2007 11:02:00 »
best advise from anyone is check the surf report.
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #4 on: February 11 2007 21:02:00 »
everytime i've been there there's been people in the water.
peace and love
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #5 on: February 12 2007 14:02:00 »
los cardones is a well spot, but i must say the premium wave there is ultra swell directions-crowd-wind-and tide sensitive. it will easily be trampeled on and ruined as an overall spot to surf, quikly. It barely manages to hold minimal crowds without becoming a frustrating place to surf. The wave is 30 minute walk away from the lode and the next best is about an hour or more. I dont believe this information is misleading.
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #6 on: February 12 2007 15:02:00 »
eb isnt far from the truth. You may get lucky and surf a great sesion for days. but i hear a few guys from managua tend to give people a hard time once in a while. they show up sporadicaly a few time a week.
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #7 on: February 13 2007 12:02:00 »
Eb and Phil are right on point. I have been luckly in my three visits and basically surfed alone. The "spot" however is very fickle. Good luck and happy surfing!
RE: Los Cardones Surf Lodge« Reply #8 on: February 13 2007 14:02:00 »
los cardoness´ surf spots are the next great thiing to be ruined by us traveling white skins. sure a handful of surfers have had it to themselves but the gig is up once again. unlike the southern parts of nicaragua the spot is isolated and very fickle. i have surfed southern nicaragua, costa rica, el salvador and los cardones region constantly. its abetter investment any day to head to costa, el salvador and southern nicaragua. You get more for your money.
I stayed there overnight in January 2008« Reply #9 on: February 13 2008 20:02:00 »
took my Nicaraguan family there for a little trip where they could enjoy themselves and I could get some surf.
It's nice, but the quality of the waves in general is not as good as in Rivas area. There is a rivermouth beachbreak to the north (it's far to walk from Cardones) can be really good, so I hear. It was so-so when I hooked up with someone with a pass to get to Gran Pacifica to surf there.
The point can be great but yeah it is fickle and unforgiving . . . unlike Popoyo for instance. If you only have a couple of weeks, I'd stay down in Rivas/SJDS.