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