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Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
« on: January 09, 2013, 09:14:03 PM »
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  • Going down to Nicaragua in a couple weeks. Gonna get a good amount of surfing n. Stayin at Rancho Santana!! Any adive or suggestions????

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    Re: Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
    « Reply #1 on: January 09, 2013, 09:33:41 PM »
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  • Have the BLT sandwich it's amazing. Bring a wet suit top
    the waters cold. Enjoy. Rancho Santana is is a spectacular place.

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    Re: Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
    « Reply #2 on: January 09, 2013, 09:58:52 PM »
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  • krzyken6d,


    I've been down there 15 times over the past 2 years because it's amazing down there and I co-own a house in Rancho Santana. What type of advice are you looking for exactly? I can connect you with a surf instructor, cook for your place, driver, etc. Is this your first trip?




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    Re: Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
    « Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 10:18:05 PM »
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  • BLT check!!!! and smznyc thnks

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    Re: Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
    « Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 10:20:09 PM »
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  • Rancho's a cool place, but the crowds seem to have gotten to it. Also, January/February are not the best months there surfwise, but hopefully you'll get lucky.


    My advice would be:
    If you get there and Rancho's not working, but Popoyo is- don't hang back and relax by the pool. Take the long walk to Popoyo and get the waves in while you can (even if it's packed). Because of the three times I've been to that area, only once did I go in January, and there was no surf at all the whole second week of the trip. Anywhere. I thought I knew the waves there too well, and expected Rancho to fire up again, and I let a few days the first week go by because it was only working at Popoyo and I: don't like that wave as much, didn't feel like walking around the Magnificent Rock Cliff, and it was PACKED.


    When it's on, Rancho's left (especially right off the cliffrock) is awesome. Fast and powerful barrel sections. Popoyo is a softer, fatter, but usually bigger wave. It's a reefbreak with much clearer water than Rancho, so if you're gonna do a long session at Popoyo- use some sunscreen. It feels sort of like a southshore Hawai'i spot (Popoyo.) It's got blue water, that reefy smell, and long rolling soft waves that you can really dig into, with a nice easy inside pocket under the lip.


    Have fun dude!

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    Re: Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
    « Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 08:03:02 AM »
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  • Thnks bro!  Hopefully it's popping off when I get there! Appreciate the advice il check out the spots

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    Re: Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
    « Reply #6 on: January 10, 2013, 04:44:27 PM »
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  • hit up phillipe and sarahs place "buena onda" and play some ring game,  i put it up!
    Jesus is coming, look busy.

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    Re: Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
    « Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 10:14:41 PM »
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  • buena onda is nice and they sometimes get really good food, but i don't know what their policy is on serving non guests.. (also they have a half pipe at their back gate right on the beach.)


    then there's magnificent rock (the big maroon building on the cliff,) which has good food as well. I know they serve anybody who walks in. plus their hangout/bar/restaurant is the best view in the area, and there are some good looking australian girls working there (at least there were last time I went.)


    surf sanctuary is a cool place too. they do nice frozen margaritas and more american style food, AND their bar plays ball games if you're following sports.

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    Re: Nicaragua??? Ever Been??
    « Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 09:36:47 AM »
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  • The food at Rancho clubhouse is surprisingly good and not that expensive, can't really go wrong with anything on their menu.


    We surfed at a few places and you could pretty much always get one of the Rancho drivers to take you where you wanted, but if I had to do it again I would absolutely rent a Hilux so I could drive myself wherever I wanted whenever I wanted.


    Panga Drops was the best wave while I was there, solid 6-7' ramps.  Didn't barrel at all, but it was a lot of fun.  Everywhere else was closing out for the most part.


    I think I'm the only one on earth who's gotten skunked at Playground, we hired a panga to take us up there and when we got there it was onshore, drifty and basically terrible.  Of course the few guys who were getting out when we got there said "should have been here this morning, it was epic."