As my toes sink into the mud… the mind, body, and connection are complete. Breath deep, fresh jungle air, stimulate your hypothalamus. Breath mother! Now let it go. Breath deep. Now let it go. Cresting the hill a little peak down at the break, I think it looks good, sounds good. Could it be? YES! Nobody out. A quick “what up” to the cuidador he’ll be the only spectator today, better shred for him. Try to be patient the tide is a little low still. Screw it paddle out.
Now be patient look for the good ones. Nature seeps in while I paddle over waves the offshore spray is perfect. A lull, damn it’s beautiful here lush tropical greenery right down to the water’s edge. The atmosphere is crystal clear because it rained earlier, Costa Rica shining in the distance. The light filters through the clouds. The waves are backlit. Spray shining.
Here come some good ones. Time your paddle right it’s low tide. Paddle hard and slip right into one, it throws over me, the sound, I wish I could describe it to you. That’s when you know you’re in there. Barrels all the way. Kick out over the back of the wave and paddle hard cause it’s low tide. Whew! That was sick. What a good barrel. Ahhhh Yes.
Sitting in the line up waiting, thoughts start to drift. Could it be I’m really in Nicaragua enjoying these beautiful waves while people are fighting for their freedom of expression while expressing myself to my fullest? People are literally fighting for their freedom! It’s unreal how beautiful it is. Others, most of the others are getting hungry because they don’t have a job anymore. What am I doing here? Should I even be here?
Another wave. Paddle really hard. A corner to hit, no hesitation, tear it, airdrop another corner do it again. Even harder holy made it! Nope dug a rail. Ah hahahahah that was good I hope Cesar saw it.
Should I be here? Yes.
I’ve got to stay. Bring the people back. Without guests, the hotel closes. Without guests, everybody I know gets really poor. Really, really poor. Back to dirt floor poor.
You! You reading this. You can help. The problem in this part of Nicaragua is economic which is easy enough to solve. And fun to solve. Come and support the Costa Dulce family. Plan a vacation in Nicaragua this winter. Normally we are all booked with yoga retreats in prime vacation season this is your chance. We have many rooms and are offering our all-inclusive packages all year round.
As a tourist, you are not involved in the complicated political situation and therefore in no danger at all. You can still do yoga, hike through the jungle, visit a market. All the normal stuff people do on vacation.
Many people enjoy Nicaragua for its genuine feel. You actually get to experience the culture. Now more than ever, with fewer tourists it’s like going back in time and experiencing it 10 years ago. Genuine.
We are offering pickups in Liberia, Costa Rica which is closer than Managua. Closer and you don’t have to pass through any part of Nicaragua where there has been any protesting. Slide right into a paradise. Added bonuses of flying into Liberia include more flight options, cheaper flights, and quite often more direct flights.
What are you waiting for? Visit Nicaragua 10 years ago. Uncrowded and pristine waiting with open arms.
Below is the only picture from the surf session in question.
Yoga Retreat Packages
Yoga is a crucial element of our life here at Costa Dulce since it is the foundation of the holistic lifestyle we embody. Yoga and wellness is the key to take care of ourselves, our surroundings, and the people we love. Learn more about our Yoga Program.
Surf in Private Paradise
Costa Dulce provides the perfect opportunity to learn how to surf. This is your chance! Nicaragua is a great place to learn but many try and do it at the crowded and more popular surf breaks. Learn more about our Surf Program.
Relax with our Spa Treatment
Treat your body with a relaxing massage, nourish your body/face with a natural mask or energize your body and skin with our signature coffee/ coconut oil scrub, two of Nicaragua’s finest ingredients. Learn more about our Spa services.
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