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Nicaragua has a wealth of excellent spots, both beach breaks and reefs.However, transportation, roads, and tourist infrastructure is limited and most of the best spots are in remote areas either far off the main road, where 4x4 is preferred and perhaps no accommodations exist, or accessible only by boat.
By far one of the best breaks in the country is called Quizala, and is the closest spot to Managua.
There are several other breaks heading south, but many are only accessible by boat until you reach San Juan Del Sur. From there you can head south on the dirt road for several other spots, one called Playa El Yanqui. This is a barreling right that can be gnarly and closed out or clean and hollow depending on the swell direction and tide. Have fun!
Climate in Nicaragua : Nicaragua has a tropical climate with two seasons. A wet season from May to January and a dry season from January to mid May, combined with three climatic zones. (1.) A wet tropical, (2.) a wet and dry tropical and (3.) a mild highland. Average annual precipitation in Managua is 1,140 mm (35 inches) and average temperature ranges are from 20 degrees Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit) to 44 degrees Celsius (93 degrees Fahrenheit) all year
Coastline: 910 km

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Surf spots in Nicaragua

Surf spots in Nicaragua : 12
Surf pictures in Nicaragua : 46
Surf videos in Nicaragua : 16
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07 Apr 2020 More breaks 14942 views 22 replies

More breaks
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27 Feb 2020 Read b4 smoking in Nicaragua / Notes on Nica's Drug Law 9938 views 2 replies

Read b4 smoking in Nicaragua / Notes on Nica's Drug Law
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09 Oct 2018 Action Tours in SJDS 2218 views 3 replies

Action Tours in SJDS
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24 Feb 2018 February Surf Trip - Nicaragua or Panama 4526 views 1 replies

February Surf Trip - Nicaragua or Panama
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16 Feb 2018 places to stay 27675 views 36 replies

places to stay
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09 Aug 2017 Hotel Chancletas 11388 views 8 replies

Hotel Chancletas
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21 Feb 2016 Managua to POPOYO??? 3009 views 1 replies

Managua to POPOYO???
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19 Jan 2016 Best way to do Nicaragua 14755 views 12 replies

Best way to do Nicaragua
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26 Aug 2015 how is the the boom in december/january? 5394 views 2 replies

how is the the boom in december/january?
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01 Jul 2015 board sales in nicaragua? 35053 views 31 replies

board sales in nicaragua?
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31 Mar 2015 Board rentals near Tupilapa 5573 views 3 replies

Board rentals near Tupilapa
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29 Dec 2014 surf in Nicaragua, Las Plumerias resort? 6215 views 8 replies

surf in Nicaragua, Las Plumerias resort?
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16 Dec 2014 Looking for surf trip, group 1640 views 0 replies

Looking for surf trip, group
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10 Nov 2014 Surfing at Playa Santana or Playa Maderas? 2190 views 0 replies

Surfing at Playa Santana or Playa Maderas?
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30 Oct 2014 Leon 2009 views 0 replies

Leon
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27 Sep 2014 budget surf camp 2 weeks in November? 5604 views 4 replies

budget surf camp 2 weeks in November?
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05 Sep 2014 Surftrip August 2655 views 0 replies

Surftrip August
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05 Sep 2014 Longboard Central America 2486 views 0 replies

Longboard Central America
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18 Aug 2014 Nicaragua-Uncrowded Surf,Offshore wind,cheap land for sale!! 58081 views 69 replies

Nicaragua-Uncrowded Surf,Offshore wind,cheap land for sale!!
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01 Aug 2014 Steph 2123 views 2 replies

Steph
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01 Jun 2014 Land in Hacienda Iguana 2009 views 0 replies

Land in Hacienda Iguana
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19 Apr 2014 Los Cardones Surf Lodge 14567 views 12 replies

Los Cardones Surf Lodge
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24 Oct 2013 Best spot for beginners? 3038 views 2 replies

Best spot for beginners?
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31 May 2013 renting a new beach house Quizala 5950 views 3 replies

renting a new beach house Quizala
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26 May 2013 renting a beach house in Quizala, Nicaragua 2428 views 0 replies

renting a beach house in Quizala, Nicaragua
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29 Apr 2013 Small places to rent around popoyo area 2939 views 0 replies

Small places to rent around popoyo area
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02 Apr 2013 Any Longboard waves? 3408 views 1 replies

Any Longboard waves?
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17 Mar 2013 Looking for travel buddies to Popoyo nicaragua march 21- april 9 2848 views 0 replies

Looking for travel buddies to Popoyo nicaragua march 21- april 9
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17 Mar 2013 Popoyo in April 2514 views 1 replies

Popoyo in April
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06 Mar 2013 Possible to surf during semana santa? 2935 views 0 replies

Possible to surf during semana santa?
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15 Feb 2013 my surf trip 27658 views 47 replies

my surf trip
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04 Feb 2013 Any good waves near the Barcelo Montelimar Resort? 4901 views 0 replies

Any good waves near the Barcelo Montelimar Resort?
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16 Jan 2013 Looking for a surfboard in feb 2427 views 0 replies

Looking for a surfboard in feb
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01 Jan 2013 Board for Sale in San Juan del Sur & Roomie Wanted for Colorados 3309 views 1 replies

Board for Sale in San Juan del Sur & Roomie Wanted for Colorados
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17 Dec 2012 Best surf camp in January 3532 views 2 replies

Best surf camp in January
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07 Dec 2012 Surf and stay 12059 views 13 replies

Surf and stay
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26 Nov 2012 Nica, Costa, Or Panama in April 2012! Budget Surf Trip for 2 2488 views 0 replies

Nica, Costa, Or Panama in April 2012! Budget Surf Trip for 2
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22 Oct 2012 where to stay in nicaragua? 14826 views 6 replies

where to stay in nicaragua?
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16 Oct 2012 Nica November 1-14, 2012 3424 views 1 replies

Nica November 1-14, 2012
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01 Oct 2012 Nicaragua October 3002 views 1 replies

Nicaragua October
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06 Aug 2012 North Nica April 1st-May 15 trip 3143 views 2 replies

North Nica April 1st-May 15 trip
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19 Jul 2012 Nicaragua Aug.11-18th 2539 views 0 replies

Nicaragua Aug.11-18th
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17 Jul 2012 nicaragua early july 3723 views 4 replies

nicaragua early july
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17 Jul 2012 ISA at Colorados, always a closeout? 2398 views 1 replies

ISA at Colorados, always a closeout?
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08 Jul 2012 Anyone going to Nica end of July to beginning of August? 2668 views 2 replies

Anyone going to Nica end of July to beginning of August?
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08 Jul 2012 Surf guide/or boat needed! 2830 views 1 replies

Surf guide/or boat needed!
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08 Jul 2012 Surf Buddy NIcaragua July-Aug 3461 views 5 replies

Surf Buddy NIcaragua July-Aug
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03 Jul 2012 Nicaragua, Any Other Surfer going there Aug 2-13??? 2385 views 2 replies

Nicaragua, Any Other Surfer going there Aug 2-13???
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29 Jun 2012 Better Trip - Nicaragua or Costa Rica? 18734 views 11 replies

Better Trip - Nicaragua or Costa Rica?
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17 Jun 2012 Surf body in nicaragua from 11/9 - 10/10 2012 2375 views 0 replies

Surf body in nicaragua from 11/9 - 10/10 2012
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14 Jun 2012 Nicaragua Weather/Surf early July 2598 views 0 replies

Nicaragua Weather/Surf early July
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12 Jun 2012 Nicarargua Surf Camp 2948 views 2 replies

Nicarargua Surf Camp
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24 May 2012 getting from colorados to dominical by bus 2236 views 0 replies

getting from colorados to dominical by bus
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01 May 2012 beach accomodations near begginer break 2467 views 0 replies

beach accomodations near begginer break
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28 Apr 2012 Surf camp in Nicaragua 3446 views 1 replies

Surf camp in Nicaragua
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24 Apr 2012 Central America - where to go? 4320 views 1 replies

Central America - where to go?
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16 Apr 2012 Nicaragua or Panama?? 3225 views 0 replies

Nicaragua or Panama??
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02 Apr 2012 Comparing between Nicaragua and El Salvador for a one week surf trip 2928 views 0 replies

Comparing between Nicaragua and El Salvador for a one week surf trip
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29 Mar 2012 Best Location for 10 day surf trip to Nica for the end of August? 2643 views 0 replies

Best Location for 10 day surf trip to Nica for the end of August?
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21 Mar 2012 NIcaragua Surf Travel Accommadations 3121 views 3 replies

NIcaragua Surf Travel Accommadations
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21 Mar 2012 Nicaragua waves end of feb/begin March 3011 views 1 replies

Nicaragua waves end of feb/begin March
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16 Dec 2011 Second hand boards for sale in San Juan Del Sur 23382 views 1 replies

Second hand boards for sale in San Juan Del Sur
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16 Dec 2011 Weather and Surf in September 7558 views 3 replies

Weather and Surf in September
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16 Dec 2011 Cheap Surf Camp Nicaragua 5779 views 0 replies

Cheap Surf Camp Nicaragua
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12 Nov 2011 Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot? 6263 views 5 replies

Playa Gigante Camp... MOMOs or Giants foot?
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25 Sep 2011 cheapest way to do nicaragua?? 4913 views 4 replies

cheapest way to do nicaragua??
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13 Sep 2011 popoyo surf lodge vs. surfari charters 7683 views 4 replies

popoyo surf lodge vs. surfari charters
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14 Aug 2011 surf camp in late august? 3094 views 3 replies

surf camp in late august?
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30 Jul 2011 Anyone Surfed Ponchomil? 2621 views 1 replies

Anyone Surfed Ponchomil?
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01 Jul 2011 olas escondidas nicaragua 3284 views 1 replies

olas escondidas nicaragua
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06 May 2011 Anyone stay at Popoyo Surf Lodge? 4036 views 2 replies

Anyone stay at Popoyo Surf Lodge?
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28 Apr 2011 Playa Gigante 3144 views 2 replies

Playa Gigante
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16 Apr 2011 Nicaragua in April - Too Big for an Intermediate? 3839 views 1 replies

Nicaragua in April - Too Big for an Intermediate?
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16 Apr 2011 How are the winds in early June? 3072 views 1 replies

How are the winds in early June?
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16 Apr 2011 Portugal - Peniche in May 2207 views 0 replies

Portugal - Peniche in May
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18 Mar 2011 cheap place to stay in late july, near Colorado? 3659 views 3 replies

cheap place to stay in late july, near Colorado?
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09 Mar 2011 inexpensive place to stay in the north for 2-3 months? 2474 views 0 replies

inexpensive place to stay in the north for 2-3 months?
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14 Feb 2011 Good/safe/fun spot for advanced beginner in March 5480 views 4 replies

Good/safe/fun spot for advanced beginner in March
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31 Jan 2011 Northern Nicaragua?Poneloya? 9682 views 6 replies

Northern Nicaragua?Poneloya?
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31 Jan 2011 North Nicaragua??? 10538 views 9 replies

North Nicaragua???
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