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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Poneloya Beach Las Penitas

Nicaragua

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 12° 22.202' N
Longitude: 87° 2.202' W

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Located just 13 miles/18 km west of the Colonial city of Leon. 20 minute bus ride (10 cordobas/$.50). Las Penitas is 4 km south of the village of Poneloya. Bus will drop you off right in front of the Playa Roca Beach Hotel, less than 150 ft. from the surf.

English (Translate this text in English): Located just 13 miles/18 km west of the Colonial city of Leon. 20 minute bus ride (10 cordobas/$.50). Las Penitas is 4 km south of the village of Poneloya. Bus will drop you off right in front of the Playa Roca Beach Hotel, less than 150 ft. from the surf.

English (Translate this text in English): Located just 13 miles/18 km west of the Colonial city of Leon. 20 minute bus ride (10 cordobas/$.50). Las Penitas is 4 km south of the village of Poneloya. Bus will drop you off right in front of the Playa Roca Beach Hotel, less than 150 ft. from the surf.

English (Translate this text in English): Located just 13 miles/18 km west of the Colonial city of Leon. 20 minute bus ride (10 cordobas/$.50). Las Penitas is 4 km south of the village of Poneloya. Bus will drop you off right in front of the Playa Roca Beach Hotel, less than 150 ft. from the surf.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Las Penitas

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypePoint-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

Power

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Right in front of the Hotel Playa Roca. The point is only meters from the Bar/Restaurant.

English (Translate this text in English): Right in front of the Hotel Playa Roca. The point is only meters from the Bar/Restaurant.

English (Translate this text in English): Right in front of the Hotel Playa Roca. The point is only meters from the Bar/Restaurant.

English (Translate this text in English): Right in front of the Hotel Playa Roca. The point is only meters from the Bar/Restaurant.

Atmosphere

Was picked by Quicksilver to host the first International Surf Contest in the history of Northern Nicaragua

English (Translate this text in English): Was picked by Quicksilver to host the first International Surf Contest in the history of Northern Nicaragua

English (Translate this text in English): Was picked by Quicksilver to host the first International Surf Contest in the history of Northern Nicaragua

English (Translate this text in English): Was picked by Quicksilver to host the first International Surf Contest in the history of Northern Nicaragua

General

Still very unknown to the general surfing population. Has great beaches, San Juan Venado Island Wildlife Reserve for tours, hiking, fishing. Playa Roca has dorms, private rooms, excellent bar and restaurant right on the BEACH.

English (Translate this text in English): Still very unknown to the general surfing population. Has great beaches, San Juan Venado Island Wildlife Reserve for tours, hiking, fishing. Playa Roca has dorms, private rooms, excellent bar and restaurant right on the BEACH.

English (Translate this text in English): Still very unknown to the general surfing population. Has great beaches, San Juan Venado Island Wildlife Reserve for tours, hiking, fishing. Playa Roca has dorms, private rooms, excellent bar and restaurant right on the BEACH.

English (Translate this text in English): Still very unknown to the general surfing population. Has great beaches, San Juan Venado Island Wildlife Reserve for tours, hiking, fishing. Playa Roca has dorms, private rooms, excellent bar and restaurant right on the BEACH.

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By Kevin , 15-08-2009

Las Penitas - Was in Leon Mar/Apr 09 and took a bus ride out to Las Penitas to check it out. No swell at all when I got there and talking to a local dude and he mention it is actually not very consistent, but when it hit, it hits hard. watch out! Very strong rips.

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