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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Popoyo

Nicaragua

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 11° 27.085' N
Longitude: 86° 6.379' W

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 Access

You take the Panamerican highway to the Province of Rivas...once you pass the Ochomogo bridge take a right to get on the chacocente road to las salinas..there should be signs for the beach and for small surf hotels and surf camps.

English (Translate this text in English): You take the Panamerican highway to the Province of Rivas...once you pass the Ochomogo bridge take a right to get on the chacocente road to las salinas..there should be signs for the beach and for small surf hotels and surf camps.

English (Translate this text in English): You take the Panamerican highway to the Province of Rivas...once you pass the Ochomogo bridge take a right to get on the chacocente road to las salinas..there should be signs for the beach and for small surf hotels and surf camps.

English (Translate this text in English): You take the Panamerican highway to the Province of Rivas...once you pass the Ochomogo bridge take a right to get on the chacocente road to las salinas..there should be signs for the beach and for small surf hotels and surf camps.

DistanceDay trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special access4x4

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, SouthWest, South

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam urlhttp://www.popoyo.com/Liv... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Rocks

 Additional Information

I have heard of things taken from cars in the area, but park in a safe lot next to a restaurant closest to the break. This area is very isolated and generally only accessed by Surfs, so be smart when alone. Despite rumors, it is a safe and beautiful area.
The spot itself has many good sections..A frame, lefts and rights..and an outer reef that is about a 15 minute paddle from shore. It can get huge! Popoyo is the most consistent spot in Nicaragua. We also have offshores 300+ days a year!

English (Translate this text in English): I have heard of things taken from cars in the area, but park in a safe lot next to a restaurant closest to the break. This area is very isolated and generally only accessed by Surfs, so be smart when alone. Despite rumors, it is a safe and beautiful area.
The spot itself has many good sections..A frame, lefts and rights..and an outer reef that is about a 15 minute paddle from shore. It can get huge! Popoyo is the most consistent spot in Nicaragua. We also have offshores 300+ days a year!

English (Translate this text in English): I have heard of things taken from cars in the area, but park in a safe lot next to a restaurant closest to the break. This area is very isolated and generally only accessed by Surfs, so be smart when alone. Despite rumors, it is a safe and beautiful area.
The spot itself has many good sections..A frame, lefts and rights..and an outer reef that is about a 15 minute paddle from shore. It can get huge! Popoyo is the most consistent spot in Nicaragua. We also have offshores 300+ days a year!

English (Translate this text in English): I have heard of things taken from cars in the area, but park in a safe lot next to a restaurant closest to the break. This area is very isolated and generally only accessed by Surfs, so be smart when alone. Despite rumors, it is a safe and beautiful area.
The spot itself has many good sections..A frame, lefts and rights..and an outer reef that is about a 15 minute paddle from shore. It can get huge! Popoyo is the most consistent spot in Nicaragua. We also have offshores 300+ days a year!

Atmosphere

The line up and atmosphere is pretty mellow and you see many foreigners and locals at the line up. You'll be fine as long as you don't snake people!

English (Translate this text in English): The line up and atmosphere is pretty mellow and you see many foreigners and locals at the line up. You'll be fine as long as you don't snake people!

English (Translate this text in English): The line up and atmosphere is pretty mellow and you see many foreigners and locals at the line up. You'll be fine as long as you don't snake people!

English (Translate this text in English): The line up and atmosphere is pretty mellow and you see many foreigners and locals at the line up. You'll be fine as long as you don't snake people!

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By Aurelie600 , 1 Sep

remérciments - merci pour ce site très complet
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By Cyruis , 19 Aug

Thank you - Beautiful, good post. I just came across your blog and wanted to say that I really enjoyed reading your blog posts.

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By Casa Maur Hostel , 12-06-2012

Popoyo - We are managing a hotel in front of the beach in Popoyo, look for us on facebook while we build the web page. Popoyo Hostel Nicaragua, beds from 10 usd rooms from 40 us. In front of the beach, 5 minutes walking from popoyo, the beach break at the door also works in the high tide! Ask for the taxi driver to take you at Casa Maur Hotel

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