Close to the surf

After one night up in the mountain we are finally back on the coast again 😉 The place we are staying at now is probably the hostels closest to the surf I ever stayed at. It literally breaks against the hostel and the surf is just out there. Erica snapped the surf photos sitting in the hammock. She might actually enjoy taking photos from now on 🙂

After the surf I walked up and down the beach taking photos. The house on the cliff might be our future house if the price is right 😉 I also meet this guy who collected oysters. Hi sells them to restaurants for 10$ a dozen, and he had oysters worth about 30$ when he came in. For El Salvador that’s a really good income for two hours work.

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Erica haven´t been surfing since we got to El Salvador, but yesterday she went out twice. During high-tide the river mouth close to our hostel works really great. I tried to go out and catch some waves myself, but I tell you that Erica did a lot better then me 😉






Well at least I had some sick rides earlier in the morning. Ill make sure to make a movie soon again with all the new material I got.

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Traped in Potosi

It has been a couple of days since last time. What happened is that Erica and I left Las Penitas Sunday morning to get to a place called Potosi. From Potosi which a small village in northern Nicaragua we were supposed to take a boat Monday morning to El Salvador. On Monday morning 9AM became 10PM and 10PM came 11PM, and this went on the whole day. We ended up calling the hostel in El Salvador who planned the route and promised us that it would be a boat there Monday morning. They said that there was nothing they could do and that we would get a night for free when we showed up the next day. Well same thing happened the next day. Erica and I spent another day waiting for a boat to get to El Salvador. The guy working at the border, (which probably is the least busy border in the world) told us that there wasn´t any boat because there wasn´t any fish to trade. Now we know the real meaning of the expression “mana mana”.

We called the hostel again that night and they thought that we left and went somewhere else. They couldn´t believe that we were still there and promised that we could stay for free for ever at their hostel when we got there. So we spent another night but the same thing hapend again, no boat.

That was enough. We decided to travel back to Chinadega and go to El Salvador by buss, and that’s what we are doing right now. At the moment we are at a hotel just across the border from Nicaragua, 45 minutes into Honduras. Tomorrow we are going to wake up early and catch a bus to the El Salvadorian border and try to get to Las Flores asp, and cash in one free week.

Big thanks to a local family from Honduras who more or less helped us across the border and then drove us and checked us in to the hotel we are staying at. Amazing what some bad jokes in pore Spanish can do 😉





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 😉






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










Back in the VBG again, and tomorrow is a ordinary school day.
I have been working on some of my older photos lately and I was thinking about doing some surf brand advertising photos. Who knows maybe some of the brands will see the photos and give me a phone call 😉 Here are two of the photos, both taken at Pipeline Hawaii last year when me and my homeboy Ryan R were there! The first on is obviously Kelly Slater. The second one is a girl named Dax who is like 14 years old. I was standing next to here dad at the beach when i snapped this pic.