Something about surfing had always intrigued me. Maybe it was the thought of being almost completely at the mercy of Mother Nature or maybe it was that I watched Johnny Tsunami on the Disney Channel too many times. Either way I knew I wanted to try it and being in Nicaragua was the perfect opportunity.
When looking into Nicaragua, I quickly found out that it was a hotspot for surfing. San Juan Del Sur is well advertised as a surfing mecca and it was my honor to make the pilgrimage. We went to the supposedly well known Playa Maderas. It was an awesome little spot with a hostel, a bar and a slackline! Just another thing I got to fail at, but thats another story for another time.
Alright, so no need to bore you with the details of trying/failing numerous times and getting thrashed by the waves over and over again. I think all of that goes without saying for any beginning surfer. I can say that I was fortunate enough to stand up a few times. It was amazing and at the same time terrifying. Even though I was aware of how powerful the ocean was, it reminded on more than a couple occasions. I’m left excited to go again. If you’re wanted to try it, you should! It is awesome! It’s hard to explain, but the thing that I loved the most about it was being at the mercy of the wave. I felt like I was just pleading for one great ride before I had to leave the ocean. I can see why surfers out there are constantly chasing that one perfect ride.