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.”
We’re into the rainy season and everything is green and lush. The surveyor finally got all the concrete lot markers in place so we had a friend install a living fence around our lot (#22). Now that the horses are kept out, we are able to plant some trees. I had started a bunch of seeds for tropical fruit trees like mangos, avocados, guavas, limes, and tamarindos that are now waist high or bigger. We brought them over and the caretaker’s family helped us to dig some holes. Judy is a very skilled planter. She insisted that i get both knees on the ground (no squatting!) and use a lot of love when putting the trees into the ground. Great advice!
We’ve got a bunch more plants to bring over and put in the ground in the next few days.
Professional Surfer Holly Beck and her husband Kim Obermeyer buy lot #22 in Brisas Del Alma
Holly first came to Nicaragua in 2005 and bought land in 2007. She fell in love with the Boom right away and bought land nearby, but after making the decision to live in Nicaragua full time which led to a total life and relationship change, she moved down the coast to live where she worked at a wave better suited for beginner surfers. In the last few years she had to make the 25 min drive to surf the boom on and would often miss the best waves. She really wanted to buy a piece of land walking distance to her favorite wave in the world.
The answer was Brisas Del Alma. Holly and Kim liked that Brisas featured a reasonable number of lots of various sizes and prices, walking distance to their favorite surf spot but further away from the center of town, allowing easy access to surf and a quieter existence with more privacy. They chose a corner lot in Phase 1 with underground water already installed.
They plan to start construction on a caretaker’s house during the rainy season and have already begun designing a main house that they’ll use for part time living and rental income.
For more photos from their lot selecting process, scroll through the gallery below:
Lots at Brisas Del Alma will soon be one step closer to electrical illumination. All the necessary permits are in hand and there was a crew on the ground yesterday clearing the fence line of tree branches in preparation for installing the power posts and lines that will power the community well and be available for lot owners to tie into.
More updates coming soon!
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Every year Hotel Chancletas puts on a contest for the local surfers in the area. It’s an awesome chance for the locals to showcase their skills, get the spot to themselves for 20 minutes at a time, and fight for the right to claim themselves as El Rey del Boom.
Isaac Rodriguez had been the undefeated champ for three years in a row, but this year Elton Sanchez claimed the crown with a sick backside tube in the final. The sand has been a little funky this year, but after a few big swells to start out the new season, it’s finally coming around. The contest day had strong offshore winds until 3pm and overhead waves.
On a day with good offshore winds and solid swell, Holly and her friend Nadia ran down the beach, paddled across the estuary, and out into the lineup at the island point. Luckily, there was a photographer on hand to capture a few moments from the session.
Holly Beck owns a lot at Brisas and runs Womens Surf and Yoga Retreats at a beach nearby. In between surf retreats, she surfs right out front at the Boom. BOOM!
This is life in Nicaragua. Grab the dogs, run down to the beach, pull into some super fun tubes!