Nicaragua Surf Report for Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hi everyone, this is Mateo “Guineo” and Jairo “Come Pan” bringing you the Thursday surf report. The swell dropped off a bit, but it was still fun. The waves were running about chest to shoulder high with the occasional bigger set and the wind was offshore. Check it out!

The first shot we got Dan “Boy George” Cooley taking off on a good looking left. Dan has been really enjoying his stay in Nicaragua so far. He said his favorite part is eating gallo pinto in the market.

The Olympic hopeful, Dale “Encandilito” was out there trying to cheer himself up because his life dreams were crushed when he didn’t make it. Here he his setting up high on this right making some speed for his forthcoming air!

We picked up Rex “La Bestia” Calderon on the way to the beach this morning because we wanted to see some real surfing. He didn’t disappoint, here he is with a nice speed floater.

Here is "Black English" taking off on one of the best set waves of the day. He was getting some good waves and ripping them apart really hard.

Here is Steven “El Pegador de Conejos” giving us some pepper with a solid backside hack. He said it’s been great getting on some surf with power.

This is Ray “Sonrisa de Payaso” showing us his battle scar. He said it was a shark that jumped out of the water at him, but I am not sure I believe it.

A few surfers paddled down to Machete point to escape the crowd. It wasn’t the powerful wave today, but it looked fun to surf basically alone.

The last shot of the day we have Juanito “El Mosque” de la Perra with a killer dance move. He said this is why all the ladies think he is so cute. The swell looks like its going to be the same tomorrow so check back!

The NSR surf school also did a few lessons today. These guys were super stoked on their lessons yesterday that they signed up for classes again today. We took them out to the beach and they improved their surfing skills some more.

These were some of the most impressive students we have encountered. Here is Sky taking off on a wave that looks almost head high.

Her brother Chance was getting some good waves as well. Here is cutting the line on only his second day of surfing!

Here is a family surfing shot. The kids did so well in the water their father wanted to get out there and try it out. They all had a really fun time whether they did surf lessons or they just surfed on a NSR rental board.

This is the next group off surfers that wanted to do the NSR surf school to learn with the best. Here is Oliver teaching them proper form for their surf stance.