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Playa Colorado, December 2018

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

Panga Drops, December 2018

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: Shoulder High, Clean

Popoyo, December 2018

Popoyo: Shoulder High, Clean

Playa Santana, December 2017

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

Panga Drops, December 2017

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

Playa Colorado, December 2017

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

Playa Colorado, December 2016

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

Panga Drops, December 2016

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

Playa Santana, December 2016

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

Panga Drops, December 2015

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

Playa Colorado, December 2015

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

Panga Drops, December 2014

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

Playa Colorado, December 2014

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

Panga Drops, December 2013

Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanDecember 1st... welcome to the new month! Typically one of the weaker months for swell, December's trademark is stronger offshores which can get very strong Jan & Feb. 2011 and 2012 saw macking Christmas swells. Could 2013 be the three times in a row?
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanWaist to chest, light offshores. What's happening 2013?!?! You stared off so promising, you can't end it like this!!!
Panga Drops: Waist High, Clean2-3ft, breezy. Not much on the forecast.
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanAs small as it gets.
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanSmall, small, small... little to no swell on the radar for the Christmas & New Year holidays.
Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanNo waves this Christmas Eve.. but could be worse! Suns out, the winds were light and the weather is just about perfect. A few waist to shoulder high waves coming in from time to time. Happy Christmas!!!!

Playa Colorado, December 2013

Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSmall, again.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSmall and expected to go flat over the weekend stay that way the early part of next week. Swell due in Wednesday, December 11th should give OK surf through the 15th. Peaks out 2.5ft at 16 seconds so expecting head high, maybe a little overhead.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanOne of those rare days in Nicaragua where its too small to surf. Long overdue swell due in Wednesday 11th...
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanOccasional rideable wave coming through. Should see some swell tomorrow Wednesday or Thursday. Long range now covering Christmas and good Christmas surf looking distinctly unlikely.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSlight uptick, Panga Drops getting the best of it. Shoulder to head high. Light winds and perfect weather.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanFun today, head high & clean. Should hold the next few days possibly improving tomorrow & Saturday.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanShoulder high, OK
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanConsistent head high, overhead on sets.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanSwell down, wind up. Winter winds are definitely with us. Nothing super strong yet and hoping it doesn't go that way for the holidays.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanGood today, 4-5ft and clean. Both Christmas and New Year are on the extended long range... calling for small waves, nice weather eg. not too windy. 2013 makes a break from 2011 and 2012 both of which enjoyed solid overhead surf on Christmas day.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanDolphins in the lineup this morning! Shoulder to head high at sunrise, got smaller as the day progressed.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanChristmas lull. Small and nothing on the forecast. Could get breezy for New Years.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanBarely any waves, but light winds and beautiful weather. Nothing on the forecast.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanOnce again small. Strong winds threatening for New Year and into the first week of January.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanA few tiddlers coming in, but basically flat. Great weather!
Playa Colorado: Waist High, MessyStill no swell.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanBit more size, breezy. Better than it has been with occasional head high sets appearing.

Playa Santana, December 2013

Playa Santana: Head High, CleanFine form over at Santana midday today on the high tide!

Playa Maderas, December 2012

Playa Maderas: Waist High, CleanTiny waves and not much wind. Headed down to the Surf Ranch near San Juan del Sur to check out a skate demo with Chico Brenes some other local pros.

Playa Colorado, December 2012

Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanBreezy, tiny waves. There may be swell coming in tomorrow/ Wednesday and another weak pulse for the weekend.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanThe 'el niño' climatic effect that kept the winds gentle offshore throughout the May-Oct rainy season is intensifying their strength now we're into the dry part of the year. Winds today were blowing 17-25mph all day. Some swell due in tomorrow, Wednesday, is expected to linger through the end of the week. Another small bump showing for the weekend will be replaced by a South Westerly Monday or Tuesday next week.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanShoulder high and generally closed out. Some rideable corners, mostly on the left. Offshore breeze blowing 10-15mph.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanMore makeable sections today, again mostly on the left. Light offshore breeze blowing 10-12mph. Moderate swell and light winds look likely to hold through the next 10days at least. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday next week looking tiny. Thursday, Friday might be OK with a 16-17 second pulse showing on the long range.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, Clean2-3ft, clean. Sunshine and light offshore breeze.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSome punchy ones today, though still on the small side. Light offshores.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanShoulder high and clean. Light wind, good form. The next few days could improve as a fresh swell fills in Thursday or Friday.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanThe midweek swell arrived and did not disappoint. Good form on both lefts & rights, in spite of strong offshores. Generally head high, overhead on the sets. Strong winds look likely to stick around a while longer.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanFun chest high waves making it through against the 20mph+ offshores.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSlight bump in the swell today. Shoulder to head high down at Colorados and less wind. Christmas day just appeared on the long range; looks like Santa's got some waves for us this year...
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanLighter wind and once again weak swell. Congratulations to Hans who got married out front Casa Colorados on the beach today and to the students at the local school who had their end of year promotions ceremony.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanLighter winds and punchy shoulder high waves gave for a fun small wave session today. Good form on both lefts and rights.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanBIRDS everywhere!! Fish running in close to shore and flocks of gulls in to pick them off. Jacks being caught off the beach. Waist to shoulder high surf against 10-15mph offshore wind. Unseasonal rain in the afternoon. A bump in the swell showing Friday 21st will strengthen Christmas Eve and linger through Dec 27th. Bets are on for GOOD WAVES CHRISTMAS DAY....
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanSoutherly swell giving fun lefts today. A LOT of of fish action in close to shore. Easy pickings for the beach casters. Christmas swell looking good. Due to arrive on the 24th.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanWindy, grey skies and a few drops of unseasonal rain. Some punchy lefts coming through on the low tide. First in a sequence of three Christmas swells due in tomorrow. Looks like the wind will remain moderate/ strong with best chance of light winds on Christmas Day.
Playa Colorado: Double Overhead, CleanTree snappingly strong offshores and thumping southerly swell giving some monster lefts. Winds are expected to reduce and swell strength will hold through the next few days, possibly intensifying on Christmas Day.
Playa Colorado: Double Overhead, CleanSanta came early, PUMPING all day!!! Less wind and generally better conditions today than yesterday. Looking promising for tomorrow, Christmas Day.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanLess swell today than yesterday, but the forecast says it will ramp up again later today or tomorrow. It may turn out the whole system passed through a day early, in which case yesterday would have been the peak. For a 2-3ft, 15-16 second swell this one packed a lot of punch. Merry Christmas!!
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanRemnants of the Christmas swells giving plenty of fun waves, both lefts and rights. Looking like the swell will linger through the weekend. Strong winds and small waves expected to reestablish New Years Eve.
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanWind a little stronger today, 15mph gusting 20mph+. Shoulder to head high surf. Sunshine all day.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanStrong wind today, so went to Granada to try wakeboarding. Nica Action Sports have a tidy set up there in the Marina de Cocibalca. Amazing views of Mombacho volcano as you wind through the Granada isletas. Make sure to check them out if you are in Granada!!
Playa Colorado: Shoulder High, CleanStrong wind again today, so best sessions early and late. Occasional chunky sets coming through. Looks like there's a lull about to start (1ft @10 seconds) and strong winds forecast through New Years Eve, New Years day and first half of the week. Thursday/ Friday should see a reduction in the wind as a 14 second south westerly pulse fills and strengthens to 16/17 seconds in time for next weekend.
Playa Colorado: Waist High, CleanMore swell lingering Monday than expected, giving fun waves between the gusts. 20mph+ winds expected to hold through the rest of the week. Next swell due in at the end of the week, Saturday.

Panga Drops, December 2012

Panga Drops: Waist High, CleanSmall waves and strong offshore wind. Yoga session at Mark & Dave's with Kimmy. Every Tuesday at 8am!!

Playa Santana, December 2012

Playa Santana: Shoulder High, CleanWeak swell giving waist to chest high surf and moderate/ strong wind continues. Fun micro-barrel session behind the bluff over at Santana.
Playa Santana: Shoulder High, CleanWinter solstice; the shortest day of the year. Sunrise 05:30, sunset 17:25. Shoulder high and clean in the wind shadow behind the bluff round at Rancho Santana. Overcast most of the day, rain showers in the afternoon.

Playa Colorado, December 2011

Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanSome good moments, but generally a stirred up mess with strongish south westerly swell and gusty side offshore breeze. Could get good on the tail end of the swell provided the winter offshores don't go ballistic- which is just what they are threatening to do.
Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanChest to head high and breezy.
Playa Colorado: Head High, GlassyWe were in the kitchen at The Wave Garden talking about the scenes to be used in the final stage of the mural when I spotted Lester in just the right place for this little nugget. Grabbing his camera, fumbling with the lens cap and the power switch Rob came up with the goods on this sequence of him getting shacked right past the front door...
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyOK waves all day really switched on for the late afternoon and sunset session when the wind died down. Swell direction is SW putting most of the action on the right toward the north of the break.
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanGood waves all week, just been a bit hectic to take any photos. Dec 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th was looking like mid June w/ light wind and some truly bestial sets. Smaller now and fairly windy, but plenty of fun still to be had. The forecast is looking good for Christmas!!
Playa Colorado: Head High, CleanBreezy again, but plenty of swell still lingering in the water. Barrel fest on both the left and right.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, GlassyThe Christmas swell is here!! According to the forecast it should ramp up on Christmas Eve when the swell period is due to lengthen & strengthen...
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanStrong swell continues! Light wind early morning and late afternoon, breezy through the middle of the day. Most of the action on the left again.
Playa Colorado: Overhead, CleanChristmas Eve: Not feeling much like December with strong swell, cloudy skies and even a few drops of rain. Wind blowing at about 15mph from the North East which is side offshore.

Panga Drops, December 2010

Panga Drops: Head High, CleanThe wind died down and we've got some decent waves at last!
Panga Drops: Overhead, CleanOccasional decent sized sets getting through against a moderate side offshore breeze.

Playa Colorado, December 2010

Playa Colorado: Chest High, CleanReasonable swell, occasional ridable shoulders coming through. New Years Eve!