Nicaragua Surf Report for Friday, January 16, 2009

Maria Angelica Update - We wanted to provide some follow-up and say thanks again for all the support and donations that changed Marie Angelica's life.  All the surgeries to repair her cleft pallet went very well and she is doing great. Your donations not only changed her little life, but also caused great changes for her whole family.  Mayela, Marie Angelica's mom, has returned to her normal social and loving character and is no longer plagued with the depression caused by the stress of caring for a deformed child.  Not only did your donations help give Maria Angelica a better life, they helped give 3 other siblings there mother back and Abel his wife back.  You most likely will never fully realize the impact you made on this family and this community with your generosity.

With all the negativity with the current economic state, we hope this will cheer up your day.  Attached is a picture of her taken Christmas morning at Playa Santana, with her older sister.  Hard to believe it is the same child.  Thanks again!

Hi and welcome to the Friday surf report.  We are the NSR family bringing you the action from out here at Playa Maderas.  Today the waves were small but with excellent form to take the big boards out.  It was running about knee to waist high on sets, the winds were offshore and the water was a little bit more chilly than normal.  Check it out.

As we said before the waves were perfect for longboards but there still big enough to have a couple of fun rides on the short board.  Here we have this unknown rider taking a nice right.

This guy on this left was taking waves all over the place on the big panga.  He really was having so much fun out there.  It is so good when we want to use the big board and the lineup is pretty clean like this morning.

It looks like somebody is getting famous down here in Nicaragua and all over the world.  This beautiful girl made her dream a reality this morning when she met one of the best local surfers in Nicaragua.  Here is Kate from USA posing for the camera with her new date for tonight.

A few locals paddled out because the water was a little bit cold for us.  Anyway, Efrain “El Jaboncito” Matuz took his board and was doing some maneuvers on the small but sweet waves.  Check him out on this shot going off the top on this left.

Not only the locals were feeling the chilly water, a couple of international surfers felt it as well.  This is Sean from Colorado just 5 minutes before he made it out.

On the last shot of the day we have Sean’s father trying a cool floater.  We hope to have bigger waves tomorrow so be sure to check us back out.