Back in December, I scored this really fun wave just down the beach from Brisas. I can’t wait to get our house finished so that I can walk to this wave on the daily!
A tour by Kim Obermeyer of a couple of lots in the Brisas Del Alma development. This clip was filmed on a windy day in the dry season, soon after the land was burned to clear brush. In a month or two it will be nice and green again, but this gives you an idea of what the lots look like.
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!
We are the first to build on our lot at Brisas (other than the model home which is still in construction as well). We started by building a caretaker’s casita out of large bricks, with a Nicalit roof supported by Guanacaste beams. The house is 320 sq ft (including the small porch) and has cost us about $7k and 6 weeks to build.
We still need to finish the details such as a door for the bodega, screen door, window screens, connecting the electricity, and painting the inside.
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.
Since buying our lot a few months ago we’ve started making some improvements. The fence and some tree planting came first. Now we’ve hooked into the community water, have planted some non-GMO corn and have begun building our caretaker’s house. Check out the progress!
One of the benefits of visiting/living in nicaragua – unusual fruit! Here’s a quick tour of what you are likely to find in the local market.
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.”