It’s been almost two weeks and we’re loving our new home at Brisas Del Alma. We’re still very busy settling in, putting finishing touches on the house (building shelves to store all our stuff mostly), and embracing our new lifestyle. It feels so good! Here are a few quick pics I snapped the other day to give you a taste. Gorgeous sunrise volcano view. Lobo waits patiently to head to the beach.Walking from home.Kim stretches it out before paddling out. A small but super fun day!
Just a typical August week of waves. Check it out.
Ok, ok, the secret is out. While the Northern stretch of Nicaragua’s coastline is still much less packed with dudes dragging boardbags than the South, it doesn’t mean it’s a secret anymore. The boys at Transworld Surf visited sometime last year with a crew of pros and filmed a few sessions out at the Boom. Thankfully they don’t actually mention the name of the spot, leaving a little effort required to potential followers. It doesn’t look like they totally scored, but put the best surfers in the world out at a punchy beachbreak and they will make it look fun! Check it out.
If the Boom isn’t happening or you aren’t into thumpy beach breaks, the island point is a fun left accessible by a very short boat ride. Check out these ladies enjoying the point on a fun swell in December.
Waves like this await just a short walk down the beach from Brisas Del Alma.
Woke up before 5am, pounded some coffee, waxed up, snuck through the shortcut in the barbed wire fence, ran down to the beach, paddled out, and pulled into a few quick little tubes. It was small and gray but it was a good test of my GoPro Camera tail cam setup. Can’t wait for more swell and bigger tubes!
The waves aren’t perfect every day. Sometimes it’s small and kinda closed out, lumpy, and plagued by riptides. That’s just a part of surfing. But the sunrise is beautiful, the beach is empty, the water is warm. Even if the waves aren’t firing, the surf lifestyle is awesome. On this day, I took my two dogs for a sunrise surf session, caught a few little waves, and just appreciated the moments.
Here’s a nice video showing what life is like for local surfers at the Boom.
Filmmaker, Tim Davies describes this video as,
“A short film I made on a trip to Nicaragua, I was fortunate enough to make friends with the local surfers who were kind enough to tell me their story about where they live.”