Southwestern Nicaragua receives 300+ days of offshore winds per year. The constant South swells, warm and pristine water, and the beautiful untouched surroundings make this region ideal for year-round surfing.
The primary swell season is from March through November. Waves come in fast, averaging from shoulder to overhead on fun surf spots but often reach double overhead or higher at more adventurous breaks. October is an off-season month due to strong onshore winds and frequent heavy rains, although the weather gets more fair towards the tail end.
November still sees strong swells and this is the least crowded time in Nicaragua. December to February have stronger offshore winds that create waist-to-shoulder high surf. The water is also cooler at this time.
This is not a "normal" surf camp experience. If you are coming expecting to find a group of 20/30 people in a hostel environment, this is not what you'll find. We organize and provide a personalized surf adventure week for a short group of surfers, approximately 3 to 7 surfers per week.
Our service is about surfing and making the guests happy, finding the best waves in town, or improving their surf skills in our surf program. How do we do this? We create a peaceful and relaxed surf environment in our beachfront guest house or our Shaka campground. We ride the surfers to find waves in a 4 x 4 surf trip around town. We take care of waves conditions, tides, and surf spots knowledge.
We will check your surfing level skill and decide which surf spots you can search for in your adventure. If you are a beginner or intermediate-level surfer, we give you tools to improve your level. We record the surf sessions giving you the chance to watch yourself and understand what mistakes you are repeating to correct them in the next session.
If you are an advanced surfer, we guide you to the best surf spots and the best conditions, trying to find solo sessions in our uncrowded spots. We go by 4x4 truck or by boat to hunt the best waves around.
I am Maxi, Popoyo Surfcamp owner. I've been traveling and working around the world. I became a surf guide in Nicaragua in 2016. I left my boards in the country and went to pick up some savings to start building the surf camp from scratch.
Many local people and ex-pats knew me from there because there weren't as many accommodations, surf camps, and hotel options as there are now. I maintained my relationship with them and I always try to help in the best way I can those people who need it, even if sharing a special moment in our facilities or celebrating certain important dates for them.
I have 2 kids and my wife, who is an architect, helped me a lot with Popoyo Surf Camp's project. Here we support the local talents and teach them to work with tourist and their necessities.