Surfing the Nicaraguan Waves

While Nicaragua is commonly known as the “land of lakes and volcanoes” , it is also referred to by surfers as the “land of constant offshore winds” thanks to the Lago de Nicaragua effect.

Lago de Nicaragua (Lake Nicaragua) is the largest lake in Central America and is just 7-30 miles from the southern Pacific coast beaches of Nicaragua.

Due to the lake’s large expanse of water, winds blow offshore more than 300 days of the year, making for perfect surf and helping Nicaragua become one of the top surf destinations in Latin America.

Surfing Seasons in Nicaragua


The country’s climate may be divided into two main categories “Dry Season” and “Green Season.”

Dry Season lasts from the end of November to early May, while Green Season, when rain refreshes the countryside, lasts from late May through early November.