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Panga Drops, March 2019

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Stormy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, March 2019

Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean

Panga Drops, March 2018

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Stormy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Messy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Messy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, March 2018

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Santana, March 2018

Playa Santana: Head High, Clean

Popoyo, March 2018

Popoyo: Head High, Clean

Lance's Left, March 2018

Lance's Left: Shoulder High, Clean

Playgrounds, March 2018

Playgrounds: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, March 2017

Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean

Popoyo, March 2017

Popoyo: Shoulder High, Clean
Popoyo: Head High, Clean

Playa Santana, March 2017

Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Santana: Overhead, Clean
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean

Panga Drops, March 2017

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean

Playa Santana, March 2016

Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, Clean

Panga Drops, March 2016

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, March 2016

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Glassy
Playa Colorado: Head High, Glassy
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean

Popoyo, March 2016

Popoyo: Head High, Clean
Popoyo: Head High, Clean

Panga Drops, March 2015

Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Stormy
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean
Panga Drops: Head High, Clean
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Colorado, March 2015

Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Overhead, Clean
Playa Colorado: Head High, Clean
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Santana, March 2015

Playa Santana: Overhead, Clean
Playa Santana: Head High, Clean
Playa Santana: Overhead, Clean

Panga Drops, March 2014

Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanSmall start to the month that officially marks the start of the Nicaragua Surf Season. Actual conditions were better than forecast; forecast was for it to be flat. Consistent waist to shoulder high.
Panga Drops: Shoulder High, CleanExpected it to be smaller, but size was actually up Sunday. Sets coming in head high and some decent punch to some of them. Conditions expected to get good midweek on solid 17 second swell.
Panga Drops: Waist High, Clean2-3ft fun. Should get good tomorrow...
Panga Drops: Double Overhead, CleanSwell coming in stronger today. Unfortunately, so was the wind. Perfect early.

Playa Colorado, March 2014

Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSteady shoulder to head high surf today and light offshores. Swell expected to fill in tomorrow...
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanCarlos barrel sequence, 1st swell of the season. The waves haven't been much since the South Pacific Swell Machine mysteriously shut down August last year. Since then its been one long LULL. March we usually get a taster of things to come the rest of the March > Oct season. If today was anything to go by, Colorados is back in business...
Playa Colorado: Head High, GlassySwell is down, but looking good again today! Solid head high+ surf, light offshores, wall-to-wall sunshine. Should hold 3-4ft through the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSolid head high surf and clean conditions on the high tide early morning. Side shore wind picked up and got messy as the tide dropped.
Playa Colorado: Head High, GlassyConsistent shoulder to head high surf and perfect weather on tail end of fun first swell of the season.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, Clean2-3ft, clean. More of the same expected tomorrow Tuesday, possibly smaller. Wednesday should start picking up. Thursday 13th/ Friday 14th there's a thin band of swell peaking out at 19 seconds due in. Looking good toward the end of the month from the 24th - 27th...
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanForerunners for tomorrow's swell rocking up. Mostly on the left (even though today's best pics are rights) which is consistent with the more southerly angle we're anticipating from the new swell.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanLooks like the anticipated swell passed through early, peaking out yesterday afternoon. Today was shoulder high at best. Next swell expected Saturday, March 22nd. Between now and then background swell should keep it shoulder high. Similar to today.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanOverhead, good form. Both lefts and rights working earlier in the day before the winds increased. Blustery side shore winds through the middle of the day reduced for a fun sunset session. Should hold head high through the weekend. Looking small early part of next week and another longish period swell due in Monday 24th.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanHead high and clean early before side shore breeze kicked in mid morning.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall today!
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanTiny today and looking small through the weekend. Monday/ Tuesday there's a pulse due in. Feeling the HEAT now the winds have calmed! Late March/ April is often the hottest time of the year here in Nicaragua.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanLooking good for the weekend, but strong winds threatening to arrive same time as the swell.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSolid overhead, great weather. Gotta love Nicaragua!
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanPlenty of swell, but winds strong. Best early/ late.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanShoulder to head high on tail end of swell. Winds down. Looking small for the rest of the week.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmall today. Next pulse due in April 5th.

Playa Santana, March 2014

Playa Santana: Head High, CleanHigh tide Jiquiliste doing its thing today on steady 14 second background swell. Conditions look set tom improve tomorrow/ Thursday with fresh pulse peaking out at 19 seconds.
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, CleanSmall and windy. Sheltered Santana fairing better than more exposed breaks.

Playa Colorado, March 2013

Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSwell cranked up a notch through the night, was GOING OFF this morning at Colorados. This swell has exceeded expectations with wave size pushing double overhead on sets. Wind and weather conditions have been perfect; light offshores & sunshine. March is supposed to be the month when the Nica Surf Season kicks off, and that is EXACTLY what it has done. Macking 19 second swell tracking in steep south expected Monday morning and multiple pulses showing behind that. Nica Surf Season 2013 is ON!!
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassySmaller today, remained steady head high with occasional overhead sets. Light winds again. Not one, not two but THREE significant pulses expected in over the next ten days. Massive swell showing at the end of the long range; latest model projecting arrival March 16-17th.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanStrong winds are back on and expected to hold through most of the week. Monday will see winds in excess of 30mph all day. Tuesday to Friday the offshores will be in the strong/ moderate bracket; 15-25mph. There are three swells expected to arrive this week - the strongest being the first due in Tuesday with a period maxing out at 19 seconds. Wednesday, March 13th is indicating a complete reduction in wind strength to coincide with the arrival of an 18 second southerly. What will be the first big
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanStrong offshores again today and small waves. No sign of the new swell, yet.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanHowling wind and waist high waves at dawn gave way to strong winds and steady shoulder/ head high surf by sunset. The new swell is here. Looks like moderate to strong winds will be sticking around a while longer, in the 17-25mph range.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, StormyHOWLING offshore gales the last few days and ocean temps have plummeted. Wind strength is expected to reduce tomorrow and stay moderate all next week. The long range is showing light offshore in the 4-7mph range toward the end of next week from Thursday 14th. Decent swell coming in all day and PLENTY more on the radar.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanHowling gales and frigid water from upwelling. Plenty of swell on the forecast for the next 10 days; offshores expected to stay moderate to strong throughout. The end of the long range is showing a reduction in the wind from Sunday, 17th... but that situation could change as the dates draw nearer.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanWind is pumping, so is the surf. The O'Neil team are here and shredding hard... in wetsuites. Cold Water Classic comes to Nicaragua!! And its COLD. A solid week of strong offshores has brought the water temp down below 60F.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanLess wind today, but water is still cold. Shoulder to head high, consistent. Mostly on the right with the swell coming in from the SW. Lighter winds on the forecast for the rest of the week so water should warm up quickly.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanLight winds thorough the night and glassy early morning BUT the water is still cold. So cold the sea snakes are wriggling up the beach to escape it. Watch out for these guys - they have a painless bite which leaves no mark. First symptoms are headache, thick feeling tongue at about half an hour. That is shortly followed by breakdown of skeletal muscle (you dissolve), then death.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSteady 15 second southwesterly delivering consistent head high to overhead surf; both lefts and rights opening up perfectly. The offshores are blowing hard at the moment, in the 15-25mph bracket. Several swells due in over the upcoming week, the most powerful maxing out at 2.5ft, 18 seconds on Saturday 23rd.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSteady 3-4ft, moderate offshore breeze. March 20th to 24th will see a juicy 16-17 second swell work its way through. The forecast is indicating the winds will be light and variable with some risk of light onshores.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSmaller today and messy midday with sideshore wind. The swell/ weather couldn't look better from midweek on. Several pulses in the 14-18 second range and light offshores. Small chance of the wind swinging round onshore, maybe we'll see some morning sickness on the dawn sessions.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, GlassyLight breeze today and temperatures up in the 90's. Glassy, shoulder high surf. A lot of swell on its way for Easter week...
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSlight bump in the swell today with sets running head high, some overhead. A large red blob of long period swell is getting close; should be seeing forerunners tomorrow morning. Solid forecast for the rest of the week and through the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanLight offshore, glassy. New swell expected tomorrow.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyHot, sticky day. Still at dawn with 5-7mph offshore winds establishing themselves mid morning. Decent size with forerunners of much anticipated swell starting arriving.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanLight winds, great weather and strong swell. Long period has it stirred up at Colorados. Winds expected to come onshore the next couple days before swinging back offshore and strengthening midweek.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, GlassyShoulder high, glass perfection early morning. Wind swung round onshore in the afternoon.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanGenerally shoulder to head high. Stronger winds today, got fun round the high tide momentarily.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanStrong winds again today, Thursday. Small and messy early morning, but really switched on mid afternoon on the high tide. Open, peeling barrels both lefts and rights. No photog on the beach when it got good.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanMore consistent today with sets coming in head high. Strong wind. Not much swell expected through the weekend, should be OK Monday through Friday. Powerful swell peaking out at 20 seconds on the long range for Friday, April 5th and next weekend looking good.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanLess wind,consistent shoulder to head high.

Playa Santana, March 2013

Playa Santana: Shoulder High, CleanConsistent shoulder to head high surf today, Thursday. Gale force winds continue. If you're headed this way anytime soon don't forget your thermal rashy or even a spring suit. Upwelling is in effect and the water is COLD!!
Playa Santana: Head High, CleanConsistent 14 second swell at 3ft accompanied by moderate offshores and not too much tidal movement mean its an all day barrel fest up and down the coast. Miguel went to Santana today with some of the O'Neil team. They caught it good on the incoming tide. MASSIVE swell just appeared on the end of the long range, currently showing arrival Thursday, March 21st.

Popoyo Outer Reef, March 2013

Popoyo Outer Reef: Double Overhead Plus, GlassyFirst Popoyo Outer Reef session of 2013 on 18 second, 2.5ft swell from the SSW. Grey and still at dawn, 5mph offshores mid morning thorough the rest of the day. Light offshores expected to hold through the weekend and for the peak of the swell tomorrow, Saturday.

Panga Drops, March 2013

Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanPanga Drops giving an OK wave today with sets coming in overhead. Hard work to get into against moderate to strong offshore winds in the 20-30mph range.
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanWaist high, high tide session on the inside at Panga Drops. Strong winds.

San Jorge, March 2012

Kitesurf Report from San Jorge: Howling, Side Onshore WindSuper strong winds continue, another perfect day at San Jorge.
Kitesurf Report from San Jorge: Howling, Side Onshore WindHigh wind kite session on the lake this morning. Lighter winds in the afternoon gave OK surf back down at the beach. HUGE SWELL DUE IN EARLY NEXT WEEK AND WINDS FORECAST TO LIGHTEN!!!
Kitesurf Report from San Jorge: Strong, Side Onshore WindStrong winds in the morning, so quick session on the lake before PALI.

Playa Colorado, March 2012

Playa Colorado: Chest High, Stormy And UnsurfableStrong winds again, between the gusts some OK waves showing up. Full side-shore late afternoon.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, Slightly ChoppyIts that time of the year: the winds are howling, the water is cold and all the nasty stuff that tends to lurk in the deep ocean is lapping about in ankle deep water waiting to kill you...
Playa Colorado: Small But Surfable, Slightly ChoppySmall and windy today at Colorados. Fresh swell on its way, winds forecast to strengthen.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanTrees blown down through the night, cell tower almost taken out, intermittent power failures and gusts in excess of 50mph. Got poke, but mostly closed out.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanWinds down a notch but still very strong and predicted to continue into the middle of next week. Plenty of swell!!
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanThree days late, but the swell has finally arrived!! Howling gales through the morning let up slightly in the afternoon.
Playa Colorado: Head High, Slightly ChoppyStrong swell continues as do the HOWLING gales. Brief respite from the winds during the afternoon gave for a few happy moments.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanGale force winds reduced in the afternoon. Not much swell at the moment, but a few waves popping up here and there.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanSUPER windy again!! Showing some poke in the afternoon, new swell almost here...
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanNew swell is here, no let up in the wind.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSwell angle increased a few degrees, igniting the sand bar to the north of the break. Wind still howling at from the NE
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanAfter 28 days of shrieking Papagayos, everyone is stoked on the light winds. Apparently, this includes the president who took the opportunity to try out a new toy!!
Playa Colorado: Head High, Slightly ChoppyStrong rips, cold water and messy swell, but some GEMS coming through every 15 minutes or so. Breaching whales!!
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanTook a while to settle down, but finally getting some clean waves off this latest swell. Fresh swell on its way!! Should be in tomorrow or Friday...
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanWhumping southerly (5ft, 15 seconds at 189 degrees) started to roll in midday Friday. Should crank up a notch Saturday then on Sunday will be replaced by a 17 second south westerly. A massive 3ft, 20 second swell has appeared at the end of the long range for Thursday, March 29th.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanFat & backwashy at dawn, started to shape up by 6:30am as the tide dropped. 10-15mph side offshore.

Playa Santana, March 2012

Playa Santana: Chest High, CleanSheltered Santana provided some refuge from GALE FORCE winds. More poke than yesterday, looks like the new swell is arriving.

Popoyo, March 2012

Popoyo: Head High, CleanSome fun waves both on the left & right over at Popoyo. Getting some relief from the wind in close to the cliff. Wind blowing 25-35mph.

Gigante, March 2012

Gigante: Chest High, CleanSome fun ones to be had over at Playa Amarillo in the shelter behind the bluff. No let up whatsoever in the gale force winds. This rub of Papagayo has been howling for almost 3 weeks straight. Forecast shows it to be ending soon.

Playa Santana, March 2011

Playa Santana: Head High, CleanWindy today, but Santana's was working nicely in the shelter behind the bluff. Both lefts and rights giving a decent wave. 10 people in the water.
Playa Santana: Head High, CleanChest to head high, occasional bigger sets which were mainly closing out.

Panga Drops, March 2011

Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanPanga Drops giving a much more satisfying wave than Colorados today. Overhead and clean against moderate side offshore breeze. Both lefts and rights working well.
Panga Drops: Chest High, CleanToo small for Colorados on the low and rising tides through the morning. Panga Drops giving a consistent chest to head high peak. Sunny day, moderate side-offshore breeze.
Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanWe finally got some decent waves at Panga Drops after 4 days of weak swell and high wind. Colorados closing out.
Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanLight wind, solid and consistent overhead waves for the late afternoon session at Panga Drops. Colorados still closing out.
Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanSolid, consistent overhead waves this morning at Panga Drops on a 2ft 17 second swell. Both lefts and rights working well through all tides.
Panga Drops: Chest High, Slightly ChoppyBeen blowing a gale the last week, with just the odd ridable wave sneaking through. Bouncy, backwashy high tide session at Panga Drops when the wind died down before sunset.
Panga Drops: Overhead, Slightly ChoppyPanga Drops working nicely in the afternoon on the rising tide. 10mph side offshore breeze, plenty of swell.

Playa Rosada, March 2011

Playa Rosada: Small But Surfable, GlassySmall, clean lefts coming in off the point. Moderate offshore breeze, sunny day.

Popoyo, March 2011

Popoyo: Head High, CleanLow tide Popoyo looking good at 10am. Steady, 14 second swell serving up consistent head high to overhead waves. 8 people in the water.

Playa Colorado, March 2011

Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanColorados has been closing out the last few days, but seems to have recovered. Good low tide session this morning. Just 4 people in the water.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, Slightly ChoppyStrong wind, cold water and most waves closing out. Sheltered spots like Popoyo or Santana no doubt fairing better today.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyColorados fully ignited on steady 4ft, 14 second swell.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanThe wind has died down, at last! Overhead and clean on 2ft 18 second swell.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyHollow, heavy, consistent and big on 3.5ft 15 second swell. Grinding rights on the lower tide. Light offshore wind.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyVery light offshore breeze against steady supply of overhead waves. Quite a few people in the water, but with several peaks working through all tides crowding not yet a problem.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanNot much sign of the expected 17 second swell for the morning session, maybe later. 10 to 15mph side-offshore breeze.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanThis swell didn't live up to expectations. Still, some OK waves coming through and the ladies definitely shredding the hardest.

Panga Drops, March 2010

Panga Drops: Chest High, CleanOccasional head high sets coming in. Very light wind at dawn. Five people out.

Playa Colorado, March 2010

Playa Colorado: Small But Surfable, CleanChest high to head high sets. Breezy.