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RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« on: December 08 2005 20:12:00 »
suprise, suprise - another positive posting by a tour operator profitting from the gringos. how about helping out the locals instead of putting all the money in your pocket. how much of the cash do the nicas see - 5 bucks/day? they do all the work, you collect all the money. don't lie to potential clients, tell them the truth. surf camps and boat charters are suffocating southern nicaragua. spring/summer 2006 should be a blast - better get in line now.
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #1 on: December 20 2005 15:12:00 »
crowded ? what the surf camps on land or surfers in the water? both are totally jammed ! throw out surf camps, take back the nicas land from the gringos j.j.yema sold it all too,and make yema repay the gringos the difference in price he took the land on front from poor nicas and rapped gringos for on a sale , greede middle man , using the land as a surfers fix to surf , at whose gain ? gone is the surf and gone is the nicas land and the gringos life savings . is land near surf a drug for a surfer ? if so, yema left a long trail behind his greed to take all for a ride AND NOT ON A WAVE.
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #2 on: January 31 2006 01:01:00 »
The guy who dissed Dale, claiming he is taking advantage of the Nicas doesn't know Dale or have any idea of what he's talking about. Anyone taking advantage of the locals doesn't last long down there or in any third world country, certainly not for years. Sure, Dale's making a buck reselling land to greedy gringos (me included). If he doesn't sell the lots someone else will, and probably someone less principled. All the land's been sold already anyhow. It's all being resold now, gringo to gringo. Anyhow, calm down brother. Move on. There's still Chile, Peru, Ecuador... I'll bet Dale beats you there, too.
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #3 on: January 31 2006 19:01:00 »
Been to SJDS 3x in the past year. Worst "crowd" was a Sunday @ Maderas,30 guys in the water. Didn't feel crowded though cause of the spread of good waves. Ponga Drop & Colorado (off Iguana) busy w/5 on waves. Brutal. lol
Guys already "there" want the panga boat operators gone for their own reasons, namely, no other surfers in the water.
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #4 on: January 31 2006 19:01:00 »
Yet, the panga guys bring bucks into the economy & it's not like there's only one break to surf. Nica is loaded with good stuff, but you usually need 4wd to get to it. Nica is loaded w/expats who view "gringoes" in after them as "not real" - odd attitude, eh?. Nica has lots of folks who are very eco-friendly, so you're going to hear nails on the blackboard every time a capitalist mentality person opens up a biz. Thus, the panga boat operators catch crap.
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #5 on: February 02 2006 07:02:00 »
ok, concensus says too many surfers in nic. there must be some lean times for crowds. how about march? anyone know the best and worst times?
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #6 on: February 12 2006 10:02:00 »
no not a spring breaker, just a surfer looking to catch some waves. i can push my date to april 1st. what do you think?
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #7 on: February 12 2006 10:02:00 »
who said anything about being from daytona?
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #8 on: February 12 2006 12:02:00 »
In my post from last year, I neglected to exclude Dale Dagger as a new exploiter of surfing in Nicaragua. Dale's a different breed.
Dale happened upon the place years ago and enjoyed it for himself for a while as he became entrenched in the local community. Later on he set up a low key boat trip business and because customers would often ask him about local properties, he parlayed his own growing interest in real estate down this avenue also.
Now that there are other surf tour companies in Nicaragua, Dale and his operation may seem like all the rest to someone unfamiliar with the history. Yes, he does run a business where he takes people surfing, but his motive has never been one of exploitation.
Am I biased? Of course. What did you expect- this is a surf forum.
RE: crowds in nicaragua????????????« Reply #9 on: February 12 2006 12:02:00 »
To me there's a world of difference between Dale and the website guy who admits that he came Nicaragua to surf and make a living by exposing it to the world. Wouldn't you think that your conscience, or even selfishness, would prevent you from accelerating the exposure of a place where you moved to for the surf? At least word-of-mouth used to allow new surf destinations a little time to adapt to the influx.
Maybe I evolved in a different era of surfing or am simply of a different mindset. What may come across as whining about crowds is mostly my inability to comprehend why someone would want to profit from, and ultimately decrease their own enjoyment of waves that they want to ride themselves.