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Nicaragua Surf Report for Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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Hello surfers and surfistas and welcome to the surf report for southern Nicaragua! This is Parker checking with today’s windy shots. Kill a few minutes and keep scrolling down!

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Do you see the spray off the lip? It’s pretty windy today. Yes, this is our dry season (so no rain and harder offshores), but the wind is even harder today.

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But… have faith!!! Our wind forecasts show today has the heaviest wind and the rest of the week should be normal. Normal means consistent offshores with patches of heavier gusts- but not heavy gusts all day. In the end, we’ll see what Mother Nature decides to do.

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If you’re on a boat, driving a moto in the Tola region, be careful! Don’t let one of those heavy gusts catch you off guard…

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Or even if you’re carrying your board, be careful! I checked this spot three times and another spot once today but nobody wanted to surf. Rest, relax, hang out with your family, and eat good food for day. Or, at least, that’s my plan!

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Or, idea #2: go explore all that Nicaragua has to offer! A couple weeks ago, my friend Ryan was in town but he doesn’t surf. As a result, we spent the week traveling around to different spots (if you’re a dedicated follower, you probably already saw the San Ramon waterfall and the Masaya Volcano). Here are a few shots from Mombacho.

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Mombacho is about two hours away from us and is near Granada. It is a unique nature reserve situated on top of two dormant volcanos. While you’re walking the trails, you will see spectacular views, encounter tropical wildlife, see exotic flora, and see a geyser.

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The first stop was a view overlooking Laguna de Apoyo and the second perch overlooked downtown Granada and Lake Nicaragua. In the early morning, we checked the forecasts and they called for a 40% chance of rain but we decided to risk it anyways!! Unfortunately, it was drizzling and cloudy all day at Mombacho so we did not get to see the views. We didn’t want to spoil the fun in today’s report so you have to go there and see it for yourself.

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A lot of clients ask me about day trips that involve volcanos, rain forests, and good hikes. Well, NSR can get you taken care of and kill three birds with one stone. Besides, there are five other epic attractions to check out and combine the day with (Masaya Volcano, Masaya artisan market, Laguna de Apoyo, downtown Granada’s shopping and eating, or the island tours of Granada).

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My buddy Ryan and I did the easier hike that takes about 1.5 hours so we could knock out all the other attractions in one day. You can hike around the other peak if you’re willing to spend more time and view some tougher terrain. I will hike you next time, Sendero El Puma!!!!

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Towards the end of the trail, you hike across a geyser. Because you are 1,300 meters high, it get’s a little chilly (so bring a flannel or long sleeve!). The warm geyser hit the spot…

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Ok chicos and chicas, it was time to wrap it up. We hit a hole in the wall restaurant for lunch, swam at Laguna de Apoyo, and checked out the flowing at Volcan de Masaya afterwards. While you’re in town, hit me up so we can set you up on a day trip (it won’t rain until April or May so you should get the full view). As for today, thank you all for checking out our shots! Keep your fingers crossed for lighter winds and your browser refreshed for tomorrow’s photos. Nos vemos primos!!
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