Playa Maderas

This consistent, sand bottom, beach break is located approximately 15 minutes by car (slightly longer in the rainy season) from San Juan Del Sur.  Most days, it’s a playful wave, fast and racy with occasional barrel sections. It's safe for learners although it can get up to double-overhead.  The best tide is usually, mid-incoming, but high tide down to mid-outgoing also breaks well at times.  It is rarely good at dead low.

Pacific Land Crab Facts

  • They live in burrows
  • They are omnivores, but primarily feed on plant material
  • They are increasingly popular in the pet-trade due to their purple-blue carapace and orange-red legs
  • Although as they grow older the colors tend to fade, and females may be duller than males
  • The female land crab is supposedly the most delicious
  • You can tell a female land crab by their flat underside
  • One claw is usually considerably larger than the other

San Juan Surf Info

It's hard enough learning to surf, let alone having to keep an eye out for other people when there are big waves crashing on top of you and you're holding what initially feels like a piece of furniture!! There are a few important things to remember when learning to surf that many instructors bypass during your lesson. Surfing etiquette! So here's a rundown of the main points to ensure that you gi...

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Surfing is a sport that everyone can enjoy no matter your age or fitness, there is a perfect wave out there for everybody. If you'd like to give it a go, then Nicaragua is the perfect place to start with an abundance of excellent surf schools located in San Juan del Sur for all surfing standards....

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Surfing is a sport that everyone can enjoy no matter your age or fitness, there is a perfect wave out there for everybody. If you'd like to give it a go, then Nicaragua is the perfect place to start with an abundance of excellent surf schools located in San Juan del Sur for all surfing standards....

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