Tour of Lots #14 and #17

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.

Amigas Surf the Island Point

Amigas Surf the Island Point

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.

Lot #22 Caretaker’s House

Lot #22 Caretaker’s House

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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.

Surf Lifestyle at the Boom

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. lobo bounce tube view

Holly Beck and Kim Obermeyer Buy a Lot at Brisas Del Alma

Holly Beck and Kim Obermeyer Buy a Lot at Brisas Del Alma

Professional Surfer Holly Beck and her husband Kim Obermeyer buy lot #22 in Brisas Del Alma

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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.

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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:

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The Island Point

The Island Point

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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.