Good surfing in Popoyo, Nicaragua – Go Pro view

Since I was stung by the jellyfish I spent most of my days on land in the shadow. Erica and I also went to get some medicine for the inflammation the other day. This morning I feel find and I am going the get into the water again. The swell started to pick up last night so this morning it suppose the be really good, and some decent size. Maybe today is the day to get a proper tube 😉

I put together some recordings from the first couple of days here.



When I paddled out this morning it felt like something hurt. Half way out I saw that the ocean was full of jellyfishes, and when I say full I mean like hundred thousand plus. I thought they would disappear at the lineup, but no. When the wave broke a stroke of jellyfishes went over the fall every time. Since I paddled out without a t-shirt or a rashguard I lasted for about 15 minutes. The result is that my body looks like I fall asleep in anthill. Erica just put on some cortisone lotion all over me. Ill guess I’ll see in the morning if it worked or not.

The good news is that Erica got some good photos of me yesterday, surfing the break next to Popoyo. Not any good barrels so far, but I am working on it. I have been surfing with a couple of guys from Spain and South Africa, and they sure know how to catch a barrel. Maybe tomorrow is the day for me 😉







Yesterday Erica and I left Tamarindo Costa Rica for Nicaragua. We got a ride to the border and then walked it with all our gear. The crossing went smooth, and I finally got myself a liter of 7 year old Flor de Cana.
The first afternoon I got a really good surf session. The only bad thing is that it seems to be a minimum of 20 people out, no matter what. The Next morning I woke up at early and had a morning session before breakfast. Erica went for a run. Before paddling out myself I spent some time at the beach taking photos of people getting barrel.








Hopefully I’ll be able to put some movie together the next couple of days…


Little Hawaii

The last days at Avellanas I finally scored some really good waves. I got the three best and biggest waves on the trip so far. Of course the camera wasn´t on at the time :/
After surfing I went to the beach and toke some photos of the only two guys out there besides me. One of the dudes is a 61 year old Brasilia. He ripped all day!





For now Erica and I are in Tamarindo staking up for a couple of days before moving up to Nicaragua , Playa Popoyo. What I heard the waves there suppose to be really good and the hostel looks amazing.


Offshore wind and small barells

Two days ago Erica and I left Santa Teresa for Avellans. Before we left Erica had a last surf





We got to Avellanas late in the afternoon after driving for about five hours. Since Avellanas is a bit off we stopped at a supermarket and bought food for a week.

The next morning when we went for our daily beach time, (Erica takes a walk and I surf) I scored perfect small little waves. The photos bellow are from the next morning but the waves were still okey 😉 Since Erica is such a good surf photographer I bought here a mango smoothie later to sip on during the sunset









South of Santa Teresa

The last week in Santa Teresa the swell has been to big for what the beach can handle. That means that the waves close out a lot. When the swell turned south one morning Giovanni, the owner of the hostel brought me to a point break south of Santa Teresa. It was a nice drive there and we past one of Mel Gibson houses which was located on a top of the hill half way there. We went there when the tied were getting low, and when we got there a sometime perfect right went off. Giovanni and I paddled out and Erica acted photographer for the first time on this trip. God job girl!!!

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Surf girls

Every time when people asked Erica if she is going to try surfing, she always said that she wouldn’t. After one week in Santa Teresa we meet four Swedish girls that surfed. It toke them about five minutes to convince Erica to follow them.

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A afternoon in Santa Teresa

Now when we spent a couple of days in Santa Teresa everything starts to become everyday. Every morning we wake up at about 6 or 7 am. We cruise down to the beach, Erica takes a morning walk and I’ll go surfing. After that we head back to the hostel for some breakfast. It couldn’t be a better start of the day. After that he rest of the day is just beach time and surfing if the waves are still good. Yesterday afternoon I brought the camera for the sunset and this is we captured.

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That’s all for now


Santa Teresa – The start

After many hours of traveling Erica and I finally got to Costa Rica. Everything we have planed have worked so far, even though we were very close to miss hour flight in New York.
We spent the night in San José after 26 hours of traveling. The next morning we were picked at the hotel and went with shuttle the last couple of hours. The pictures you see is from the ferry to tambor, my new board and the first surf 🙂


Later 😉