Whether you are looking to experience that very first ride or get the barrel of your life, the coast surrounding San Juan del Sur is the place for you. Three hundred days of offshore winds create clean, crisp, hollow waves with your choice of a dozen breaks a short drive or sail away. We will take you to a variety of beaches away from the crowds, each with equally breath-taking views. So, sit in the water and watch the coastline unfold while the famous local rays glide underneath you and the occasional turtle pops its head out of the water for a breath or two. Spot dolphins and whales splashing out in the distance, having as much fun as you are in your new environment.
Want to surf? We will leave you in the capable hands of Nicaraguan national surf team director Dexter Ramirez. Dexter is our lead coach and will draw support from his national team members when needed. All of these guys are well-versed in teaching at every level, beginner to expert. They will fill you in on each location's intricacies and always keep you in the right spot to ensure you get the best rides possible. Learn about these new paradisiacal spots, refine your technique, and, most importantly, catch more waves in diverse types of breaks. Our coaches and guides will gauge the swells every day, picking the best beaches for the day's conditions. There are also plenty of sheltered bays around for days when the biggest swells hit!
If you are a confident surfer, our coaches will surf at the peaks with you, helping with all aspects of your surfing, from wave reading, to paddling and general posture techniques, to your rail game, and taking it above the lip.
Lucky enough to be around for a national or international tournament? Come and cheer for your new friends and learn by watching the best that this wonderful surf nation has to offer.
The Nicaraguan climate is primarily made up of two distinctive seasons, both of which feature unique surf conditions. Dry season, which runs from mid-November until May, usually is accompanied by lesser swells and a median wave height of 2 - 4 ft (1 m), the perfect height at which to learn and gain confidence in the water. The weather during this season is dry and generally hot. January is known for its regular winds, which may cool the water temperature down by a few degrees. Bigger swells from the Pacific may start arriving from mid-March onwards.
The wet or green season, lasting from May until early November, is marked by regular larger swells, with waves often averaging over 6 ft (2 m). During this season, the water tends to be a little warmer, and it's a great time to push yourself if you are looking to improve your surfing abilities. Short bursts of tropical showers will help cool you down in late afternoons and evenings.