Nicaragua Surf Report for Wednesday, February 14, 2007

We've had small clean surf here all week. Today we had more of the same. It is about waist high, the wind is light offshore, and the water is in the low eighties. It was unbelievably uncrowded today.

Some quality waves were even going by unridden out at Punto Machete. In the surfers' absence, some spearfishing divers were owning the point today, taking advantage of the good visibility.

It was pinner but a definite blast if you were able to score a longboard, like Jose here, who was harvesting little nugs like this for hours.

This group of Swedish backpackers have made their way to San Juan determined to learn how to surf. They were surprised to learn Sweden has its own surfing association, but did not relish the idea of practicing their new sport in the Baltic during the winter. Tag det lungt, hej d

A couple recent trips to Costa Rica took me to Playa Grande on the Pacific coast and to Volcano Arenal in the mountains. The places I stayed in each were exceptionally nice, reasonably priced and staffed by friendly helpful people. If you head to Playa Grande near Tamarindo email Kai at [email protected] for info. If your travels take you to La Fontana at Volcano Arenal the Hotel Cerro Azul Arenal has killer new casitas available, they can be reached at [email protected]. There's swell in the forecast over the next couple days. We'll keep you posted.