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22 Aug

We’re just not getting rocked by those big southern hemi swells like we love, but we still are getting consistent surf. It’s like a really good winter around here. Offshore all day every day… smaller size waves…light crowds. I’m not sure if I have my calendar set right, is it August or November? We’re having a great time to say the least. Fun, rip able, low risk factor waves are letting us try new tricks and keep our shoulder muscles from exploding…all in all, these small waves aren’t exactly a bad trade off for the big swells… except on the forecast we see something coming;-)

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22 Aug

Ahhh yes the gods are good to us. Even when the waves are small it’s possible to have an incredible session with lots of barrels. I hope this video helps you visualize as you sit dreaming away about your next surf trip. I know I owe you all video from the big swell a few weeks ago…it’s coming…I’ll get right on it…right after one more barrel…

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20 Aug

The winds were pretty strong for late afternoon and the tide was low at 4:30… in our infinite wisdom we figured the winds would be dying in the evening and with a slow tide change the current shouldn’t be too bad…so we called for the boat and headed out to Sandino at 3:15. The current was definitely running when we got there, but that didn’t diminish the quality of the waves…in fact it seemed to improve them. The hard part was getting into position in the current to catch the wave…it was like a treadmill! With burning shoulders we caught a bunch of good little drainers and we were really happy to have made the call to go out. The winds never died…they were still blowing strong at sunset when we had to come back. No complaints though…

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18 Aug

I’m so glad I’m not a photographer! Oh wait, I am! Luckily it doesn’t take to much time to get some good photos for y’all to drool over. The swell dropped a little but it was still more than enough to satisfy several souls. Bob, Nicole (guests) and I surfed Asuchillo all by ourselves for almost three hours. We came home in time to catch the photos you see here. It was going off, but I was so spent I actually opted to just relax and get close with the camera. Needless to say it’s pretty much going off. Forecasts are for it to stay the same as today for another week and then it’s supposed to pick up a little. I’m not complaining…but somebody please take this camera away from me. I’d rather be clogging the pipes with the rest of them.

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17 Aug

I’m trying to figure out how to embed the Yummy Southern Hemi video for all’y’all to see…here goes

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17 Aug

Gave you a sequence this morning….this certainly wasn’t the only barrel, but it’s hard to take photos when this is happening out front. Freshly full of some scrambled eggs and chorizo we got a few treats of our own. This was all following a healthy session at Asuchillo at first light. We thought the tide would be a little high for it, but it was holding pretty well. Of course that’s not always the best case when high tide is good at Asuchillo….it interrupts the time you can spend at this spot.

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16 Aug

What a day…just when you think it’s all pina coladas, dancing in the rain and making love at midnight, think get alien weird. Woke up this morning to my phone taking the last gasps of functionality…the warranty must have run out. I couldn’t even get the phone numbers out that I needed…that’s gonna be a challenge in the coming days. The brakes went out on the green truck again. I love toyotas, but it seems that the brakes are their one weak link. Last night one of our guests had to be escorted off to the hospital with a broken nose (not in the green truck;-). He apparently tried to land a big drop and his own knee broke his nose. Nothing serious, but it looked seriously painful. That’s why when taking a late drop you should do what Sean Kane does…and just quit. So today it was raining in the morning…which we haven’t seen all year. It was muggy like a Missouri summer and the ocean was clean and glassy. The ocean is usually pretty clean in the morning, but having no wind is definitely alien to us in these parts. We had a bunch of pickups to do in Managua this morning so Sean and I left in separate cars to get the guests. I lost him on the way because he has something alien growing inside of him…courtesy of a new Korean restaurant he went to the night before;-) Who knew “kimchee” meant “pee out of ass”? As he stopped at every gas station on the way, I forged ahead. I almost didn’t make it because, in true TNO fashion, a work crew felled a tree in the road. Of course they did it on a blind corner on a fast section of highway and as the row of cars came around the corner to find the road impassible, brakes locked up, new lanes were created and if I had eaten kimchee I would have wished I’d stopped at the gas station too! Who does that?! I mean it’s a Saturday, probably the busiest driving day in Nicaragua and we’re on one of the main highways and they decided to cut down a tree across the road?@#@#@$@#$ I”m ok…

We finally got to GP and headed for Asuchillo….it was good. We came back and surfed H****es…it was really good. Went to the bar and had margaritas….they were really good. I just wish I had a working phone so I could phone home!

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14 Aug

We’re doing some ‘deconstruction’ on the fence today and we had to cover the Surfline camera with a towel to protect it from flying debris. Most of you know the fence by the pool that obstructed the view…well it won’t be obstructing the view any more! First we built ‘the rancho’ and that proved to be the best place in Nicaragua to watch the surf. Now we’ve taken a diamond blade and a grinder to the other half of it and now the view from the pool has been opened up to say the least. I’ll put up some photos on today’s regular blog so you can see the progress. It was a while in the planning as we weren’t sure exactly how we wanted to do it , but we found a cool lumber yard that sells central american hardwoods…so we’re deconstructing the fence and then putting up a beautiful bar which we be yet another place we can chill while taking in the view and some extra chilly Tonas.

We should be removing the towel off the camera in a couple of hours…we don’t want to deprive you of your surf porn.

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12 Aug

We never say anything bad about the waves here… it’s just not good for marketing purposes. We can’t complain that the wind was too offshore or that Sean Kane took too many waves because people might think less of us. Of course Sean didn’t take too many waves because he sucks and on top of that he’s got a torn mininscus in his knee….so he can’t surf…in more than one way.

Anyway… with that said…the waves were awesome, except they were only shoulder to head high. The shape was really good…except not every wave barreled and we only got a few in the session. The water was amazingly warm…but we had to swim down like 8 feet to cool off between sets. The beer was cold…and that’s always awesome.

cheers…

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10 Aug

It’s safe to say we’re just about surfed out. The waves are still going off out front and all of us are sitting around licking our wounds and telling ourselves that the tides a little too high, or we just want to wait for the tide to drop a little before we surf again. I think we’re all really praying that the winds turn onshore so we don’t have to surf again…

This morning we surfed Miramar point on the dropping tide and scored overhead barrels. Occasionally they were draining so hard it was just about impossible to get into them (tired shoulders don’t help!). At 9am the boat picked us up and took us over to Freight Trains /Puerto Sandino and we surfed there until noon….a quick little 5 hour session in total.

I can’t say I want it to turn onshore…but it might be in our best interests!

Quick shout out to Aukai and Trevor (and their moms for bringing them). Talk about a dream trip. These two guys left Hawaii to come here and scored every day! I have a feeling we’ll see them again. They have to come get their chocolate chip cookies from Kayla;-)

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