BBC – Travel – Nicaragua’s legendary surf camps : Surfing, Central America

BBC – Travel – Nicaragua’s legendary surf camps : Surfing, Central America.

San Juan del Sur Nicaragua

The first step in learning to surf is figuring out how to let go. And there is no place better to let it all slip away than in the chilled-out surf camps on Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast.

After all, it is hard to worry about mortgage payments, taxes and the rising price of health care when you are charging down a wave at 30km per hour, with a turquoise chamber of liquid zen enveloping you on all sides. Patrick Swayze had it right in the 1991 classic movie Point Break: “Surfing’s the source man.”

But luckily for most mere mortals, you do not need Patrick Swayze’s bronzed abs to chase this rush. You just need a few basics, a few bucks, a decent instructor and some choice waves.

Somewhat surprisingly, this is a good, informative article. With some decent selections and mentioning some beaches that are definitely off the beaten track for most surfers. Go BBC!

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