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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.
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Wave qualityWorld Class
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
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)
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
Week-end crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
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!
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!
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
By jotake , 06-09-2010
surf conditions in november - Hey, finally we have decided to go to nicaragua in november rather than october... the rainy season should be at the end, and some swells should hit the Nica. We juste hope to surf more than 2 feets... Does anyone would like to share its experience about surf conditions in november? Positive testimony would make me more confident for a trip at this time of the year. We hope to visit some nicas barrels! Thanks in advance
By Anonymous , 27-08-2010
surf conditions for october/november? - I am just planning a trip to nicaragua at fall, and i wonder about the surf conditions if we go there from Mid-october to Mid-november. I know this is the end of rainy season, and quite consistent there. But what about the wind? Do you think it is better to go earlier or later than our dates? Is there an area to prefer at this time of the year? Many thanks for any inputs.
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