GET TO KNOW THE WAVES

At STN, we are all about getting you into uncrowded surf. Here are some of the higlights of over 15 different surf spots that we get you access to in our custom-built surf pange (yeah…we have a boat with T-top, board racks, and “Surf Tours Nicaragua I” is fully rigged for sport fishing) and in our two 4×4 rigs.

Check out the waves, and then head over and check out the Packages that we offer. Finally, Contact us to make reservations or for more information.

PUERTO SANDINO (AKA FREIGHT TRAINS, LA BARRA, ETC.)

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Our premier break at STN, located about 2 miles north and accessible only by boat or jet ski as its a long way offshore.  It is by far one of the longest and best waves in Nicaragua.  The initial take off zone to the end of the wave usually averages over 300 yards when it’s on.  It is mostly a sand bottom break, with some reef sections at certain points along this long wave, that allow for a variety of barrels and wally sections for the length of the ride.  It’s not uncommon to get two or three barrels on one wave!

Beginner (when really small) to Advanced

PUNTA MIRAMAR

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This is a Reef point break located right in front of the camp that holds the most swell in the area with three main take off spots.  The left is usually the best choice as it is a left point break.  The outside works at low tide and can hold sizable swell-it’s at it’s best when double over head, steep south swell and a minus tide.  When conditions are like this, it’s one of the best and most challenging waves in all Central America.  When the swell is smaller and during a higher tide, the inside and third take off zone can get pretty good.  This inside section, best between waist head high, is a fast, reefy left that you need to make or you run the risk of going into the shallow rocks.

Intermediate to Advanced

PIPES

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Just 200 meters North of Miramar Point and in front of where a big pipe sticks out of the ground, there’s a reef break sections with rights and a better peeling left.  Somewhat deceiving, Pipes looks like a beach break, but beware, especially on the dropping tide, a shallow reed lurks below,  This wave can get very hollow and fast, especially the right take off that wedges up from the reef then fizzles out pretty quick. The left is a ripple wave with frequent barrels and it has a tempting close out end section, but watch out because it’s shall and landing an air or big maneuver can land you on the rocks.

Inside beach good for beginners

The reef good for intermediate to advanced

HEMMIES/MEATGRINDERS

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Hollow, F-A-S-T left point breaking over a shallow reef. True it is shallow, rocky and heavy, but arguably one of the best waves in all of Central America. It can be a good place to surf with your favorite pro, possibly get a deep one yourself, or just to watch while enjoying a Pina Colada in the infinity pool. Only small groups are allowed (3 max)

Expert Only!

SHACKS/CHICKEN BOWLS

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A-Frame finicky reef break that shows up on certain bigger swells. Very rippable when it’s working, but not always the most consistent wave. It’s just a short 500 yard walk down the beach so it’s easy to score it when it’s good.

Intermediate to Advanced.

CHIGGAS

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Right reef break. Deep-water takeoff to a walling tube giving way to a rippable section. Another incredible wave that can hold just about any size!  It’s about an hour boat ride from the camp.

Intermediate to advanced.

SECRET SPOT

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Our secret spot. We can’t even tell you more than that, but the picture tells the whole story.  This is a very punchy beach break that works off refraction and focus from outer reefs.  The bottom is sand and you’ll probably bounce off it at least once.  It’s about a 2 hour drive north of the camp, but we’ll hit it when the swell isn’t too big and we feel like breaking surfboards!

Intermediate (when small) to Advanced

ASUCHILLO BEACH BREAK

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Beautiful beach break with ample A-frame peaks. Almond shaped barrels. Works well at virtually any size. This break is a perfect one for a chill day, and for less-experienced surfers, but can challenge even the best. Benefits from offshore winds 250+ days per year. 5 minutes ride from our Luxury Accommodations. Also accessible by a 50 minute boat ride from out Deluxe Accommodation.

Beginner to Advanced

PISTOLS

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Hollow racey wedges in a beautiful tight cove. It’s a punchy little wave and typically a bit shifty, but when the waves are small this is one of our favorite go to spots.  It’s like a skate park.

Intermediate to Advanced

EL TRANSITO

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Here we have a wide open beach with some lava formations about 100 yards off shore that break up the ground swell, move the sand around and make for some various corners and sand bars up and down the beach.  It’s hardly ever world class, but it does pick up a lot of swell so we typically head down here when the swell is a bit smaller.  When it gets overhead it get a bit closed out so we look to other breaks.

Beginner to Advanced

INDICATORS

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Indicators breaks on the low tide and can throw fun, rippable walls with decent swell. We often head here when we want to get away from the occasional crowd. Called Indicators because it shows whether Freight Trains is working well.

Intermediate to Advanced

SALINAS GRANDE

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Salinas Grande is good at picking up swell from any direction, but it typically needs some crossed up swell to be really good.  If there’s not cross up swell there can be occasional sand bars, but it is prone to closing out.  A little farther north are some outside reefs that can make some corners and another river mouth even farther north has some great drainers during the rainy season.

Beginner to Advanced

And many, many more…but we don’t want to give up all our secrets spots on the internet! You’ll have to come down to sample the others.

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