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Nicaragua Surf Report for Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Good morning everybody and welcome to the NSR surf report with Parker! I hope you’ve had a great weekend (or if you’re in the office, your weekend was great) and I have a few fresh photos and some icing on the cake to show y’all. Check it out amigos!

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Let’s talk about the surf today. Yeah, it was small and nothing amazing. Don’t get me wrong, we always have a surfable, rippable, and enjoyable wave between the beach break and the reef. It is unlikely that you ever get truly skunked here (as in zero surf).

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I think a lot of people were moving slow so the crowd was super light. It’s a holiday weekend plus Casa Maderas had a party last night so I think some Flor de Cana was enjoyed. I like this guy’s style of dragging: no hands and all backside.

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It’s a good style!!

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Not many tubes were had this morning. Grant and I had a cup of coffee, a great conversation, and chilled at the beach club for the better part of an hour. All good, there’s an expression that goes “easy like Sunday mornings.”

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Though… I saw a few waves with some good size! Definitely fast ones but the right size and perfectly groomed by the offshores.

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Steve Snider, a local legend, finding a cruiser on his longboard. Even when the waves are small, he’s having fun. He’s always getting a few in the bag and amped to be surfing. Moral of the story: be like Steve.

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Antonella got a couple this morning too! I want you to mark your Thursday night busy because Casa Ananas is having another Open Mic Night. Do you remember all the good music, people, and drinks from the last one (SBS?)? It was such a hit and a fun mellow night that they are hosting another this Thursday. Can I count on seeing you there?

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So what should we do with the rest of the Sunday? When the waves are small, mid to higher tide is usually the call. Maybe we’ll have happy hour and volleyball at the beach club? Or maybe we will have another gorgeous sunset again tonight? I’m game for whatever.

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Here is a little perfect left nug that I’m going to leave you with. Time to change gears.

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Can I show you some pictures from a day trip to San Juan del Sur? This city is a popular destination for a lot of our clients (especially the families). Do you know why? Because there is always something to do for everyone! Keep scrolling down to see a few highlights.

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I hope it’s ok with her so I’m going to introduce my fiancé Amy. She is a wonderful woman with a beautiful heart. Anyways, she accompanied me (or more so want me to accompany her) on this trip. If you’re thinking what I’m thinking, yes I know and I agree, she really got the short stick by being stuck with me.

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She wanted to go zip lining. Isn’t there another famous expression that goes something like “happy wife, happy life?” Or maybe it goes “no woman ever started an argument while man was washing the dishes?” However it goes, she was stoked to clip in and fly down the line! Atta girl.

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Yeah, some of the runs were awesome! Fast, long, flying through trees, and shooting over giant gullies. See, there isn’t anything dangerous about it- you are forewarned.

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At Da Flying Frogs, there are a total of 17 lines. Our guide Eduardo (and Carlos) joined us for the entire excursion ensuring we were safely strapped in, not going to slam a tree, and occasionally shaking the line to add a little excitement.

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During the tour, we saw birds, monkeys, but no kangaroos or koalas (sorry Amy). Though the rain had not arrived to green everything up, we saw this beautiful Sacuanjoche, the national Nicaraguan flower. So much for Lillies being her favorite flower…

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To the crew at Da Flying Frogs, thank y’all so much! You always greet us with smiles, ensure all is safe, and provide a memorable exciting service. We are happy to send them business and they are happy to return stoked clients to us.

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Next stop: the Jesus peak. This massive statue stands at 132 meters high and overlooks the city, surrounding areas, and the bay. For $2 per person, you can enter to fire away pictures, selfies, or check out the small chapel. Worth it to us…

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All this fun is working up some hunger and there is not better place than the Cerveceria in SJDS! Matt and Bobby run a phenomenal operation so let me show off their small business without making you too hungry.

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Ladies first. Amy was thinking about the fresh fish tacos but ended up ordering the chicken burrito bowl, which looks really tasty! Full of flavor, healthy foods, and ascetically appealing. Good thing girls never finish their plates!!

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As for me, I’m a loyal man. I know what I want. Take my $7 now!!

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Yes please!!! I’ll take another Tona and about 5 napkins. Yum yum yum!! Next time, we’ll sip more of their craft beers outside in the beer garden.

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Ok guys and gals, we showed off some zipline, the Jesus peak mirador, and some lunch shots (dang, now I’m hungry). I did not show you any pictures from the ice cream shop (I ate it too quickly) and we did not do any shopping. Remember that I showed y’all pictures a couple weeks ago from our day trip north? No need to repeat. Because SJDS is closer and a quicker trip, Amy and I made it home for sunset and I’m glad we did! Ok y’all, I hope your week starts off well and we appreciate you checking out today’s shots. Buen dia a todos!
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