Nicaragua Surf Report for Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Welcome to the Wednesday surf report.  This is Jairo “Come Pan” Panic and Mateo “Pledge” reporting in. The waves were kind of interesting today. We pulled up to the beach and the waves looked pretty bad. So we paddled out anyways and there were some close outs, but every once in a while a good wave would double-up and just pit. So check it out!

The next shot we got Augusto “La Gaviota” Chamorro reaching up to the top to get some floater action. “La Gaviota” had kind of a rough day today. He only caught about 5 waves then he hit a lady in the water and broke out his fin box. She was ok with no real injury, but his board was not feeling to well. Get that fixed before the contest son!!!

We were stoked today to go to the beach with our good friend Ashley. Here she is on a fun looking left. She is down here all summer working for an all girls surf camp. Could it get any better? I don’t think so…….

Alright, here is one of the little dredgers we were talking about. This is Armando “Codo” Lopez, one of our biggest friends, squeezing into a sweet shack.  How stoked were you buddy?!

Mateo “Pledge” went out there this morning really hungry for some gallo pinto con juevos rancheros and some barrels. Here he is satisfying one of his needs.

Today we thought we would take a break from interviewing all the girls and go and interview one of the best surfers in the water today. This is Rex “La Bestia” Calderon who is 16 years old and lives in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. He has been surfing for only six years. His favorite beach to surf is Playa Hermosa because the right there gets pretty open. He would like to express his gratitude to his Uncle, because that is who got him into surfing. He said if he could meet any pro surfer it would be Kelly Slater, because he is getting old and still killing it. He said that he is really hungry to win the surf contest this weekend at Playa Santana, so if you are surfing in the contest, look out for this guy. He would also like to thank all of his sponsors for their loyal support. The final question was how does he keep his body in such good shape and he simply responded, “Well, 300 push ups for breakfast everyday”. There you have kids, Dale Pues!

The last shot of the day we have “La Bestia” hacking into the face of this left. Alright the waves should be pretty fun tomorrow and the wind should be good. Check back!

It took a while to process, but we wanted to get some of the NSR fishing shots up (better late than never).  These are from this weekend's fishing tournament in SJDS.  The NSR crew went out in the "Manana" and held their own against the big boys.  Even though we didn't win a trophy or a fishing pole, we did have a blast and came home with some delicious fish - and isn't that the point after all?  This was the first nice Dorado we caught on Saturday.  Check out the colors on that thing.

We stacked out team with some locals and even though they were scared of rods and reels (they use handlines here), we still managed to land a few.  This is Myson, Pancho and Chololo, first boat back on the dock after the first day.  (Chololo prefers to eat Jack over Dorado)

We never got a big dorado, settling instead for high quantities of schoolies. After two days, we landed a respectable 12 dorado and this yellowfin tuna - which was quickly made into sashimi and sushi rolls. Looks like it's going to be a good year for fishing in Nicaragua.