Surf trip in Nicaragua
7-Day surf camp at Maderas beach

We believe that you should experience an authentic surf journey. During this week, you will get the chance to dive deep into the world of surfing, like no other place on earth.

  • 5-minute walk to the quality waves of Maderas beach. Restaurants & cafes nearby
  • Exclusive, stylish wood bungalows in the jungle & panoramic ocean views
  • Some of the world’s most consistent quality waves for beginners & intermediates
  • 330+ days of “offshore” wind, creating extremely fun and clean waves
  • Learn to surf with members of the National Surf Team
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Destinations

Playa Maderas, San Juan del Sur

Every day is a new adventure around San Juan del Sur. Explore these amazing surf beaches:

  • Maderas beach
  • Hermosa beach
  • Remanzo beach
  • Possibility of surfing other beaches, depending on surf conditions

Personalized surf program
for your level

On all surf trips
Personalized Surf Coaching
Personalized Surf Coaching For your level
Surf Camp Progress

Level 1: beginner surf coaching

Never tried surfing before? Or have you tried a few times, taking a few lessons here and there? If you still need to master basic techniques, this surf coaching level is for you.

Level 2: intermediate surf coaching

Have you been surfing for many weeks, months or years? Can you paddle through the white water and catch unbroken waves by yourself? This coaching will take your surfing to the next level.

Is this surf trip for me?

Your surfing level
  • You have never surfed and want to learn the right way, in a safe environment
  • You have tried surfing a few times & you want to master the basic techniques
  • You are an intermediate surfer looking to progress & bring your surfing to the next level
  • You’re looking for consistent, quality waves in a tropical climate
  • You want to learn how to coach yourself to improve your future surf sessions
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Lifestyle

Maderas is the perfect village to become immersed in the surf lifestyle with its beach bars, great food, breathtaking sunsets and tons of things to do.

  • You are a lone traveler, traveling with friends, or as a couple
  • You’re looking for tropical weather & surf beaches with sand bottom
  • You enjoy having access to great restaurants, cafes and beach bars
  • Average traveler age: 25 – 55

 

Accommodation Maderas beach
Playa Madera Surf Coaching Retreat
Surf

Our Surf Program is specifically designed to develop your surfing skills rapidly, so you can enjoy the thrill of riding on a wave as soon as possible. Combine our 10+ years of professional surf training, local coaches from Nicaragua’s National Team, and some of the best beaches for beginners & intermediates, and you get the perfect recipe for your progression and enjoyment in the water.

  • 5 personalized surf lessons, 3:1 student/coach ratio
  • 4 surf workshops – theory & technique
  • Professional surf photos sent to your email
  • Technique analysis with your surf photos & videos
  • Coaches from the National Surf Team
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Accommodation

You will be living in a small 6-bungalow jungle eco-lodge overlooking the ocean and the waves of playa Maderas, one of the best beach breaks in the world. Picture yourself switching off your phone, giving into the simple life surrounded by lush tropical forest and the Ocean.

  • Exclusive jungle bungalows for 1, 2 or 3 travelers maximum
  • 5-minute walk to the waves at Maderas beach
  • Spacious, stylish rooms
  • Large infinity deck overlooking the Pacific
  • Walk to restaurants, cafes & beach bars


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Nicaragua Accommodation in Maderas
Lifestyle & Yoga
  • Fresh, healthy breakfast every morning
  • 2 group dinners
  • Transportation to different surf beaches when conditions are right
  • Private airport shuttles
  • 2 X restorative yoga on our yoga deck with breathtaking ocean views
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Personalized Surf coaching
Surfer Maderas Nicaragua
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Personalized Surf coaching

Surf information

Surf overview

If you wish to maximize your experience by surfing quality waves, San Juan del Sur is where you want to be. The beaches are a dream playground for beginner and intermediate surfers. This is one of the few (if not only) places in the world that almost guarantees both good waves and offshore winds for more than 300 days of the year.

In addition to uncrowded and consistent surf conditions, you can feel safe knowing that you are gliding above a sandy ocean floor.

Surf conditions

Every day, you will benefit from our team’s local knowledge and surf the optimal surf spot according to the daily conditions. We consistently find great waves for beginners and intermediates, thanks to the many surf spots surrounding the village.

Waves are usually between 2 – 4 feet high from December to April, and 3 – 6 feet high outside those months. Wave size and power strongly depend on the surf spots. Our surf guides will make sure to take you to the best spot for your level.

Typical Surf Conditions Nicaragua

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Surf overview

If you wish to maximize your experience by surfing quality waves, San Juan del Sur is where you want to be. The beaches are a dream playground for beginner and intermediate surfers. This is one of the few (if not only) places in the world that almost guarantees both good waves and offshore winds for more than 300 days per year.

In addition to epic, uncrowded and consistent surf conditions, you can feel safe knowing that you are gliding above a sandy ocean floor.

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Surf conditions

Every day, you will benefit from our team’s local knowledge and surf the optimal surf spot according to the daily conditions. What makes San Juan del Sur such a great surfing destination is that the village is surrounded by many surf spots. You can consistently find great waves for beginners and intermediates.

Waves are usually between 2 – 4 feet high from December to April, and 3 – 6 feet high outside those months. Wave size and power depend strongly on the surf spots. Our surf guides will make sure to bring you at the right spot for your level.

Things to do in San Juan del Sur
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Catamaran

Take a five hour Catamaran (All you can drink/eat) cruise along the southern coast of Nicaragua, and try your hand at snorkelling.

Catamaran San Juan del Sur
Yoga (included)

Improve your breath and flexibility. Yoga is the perfect compliment to surfing (2 yoga sessions included).

Yoga for Post-Surf Session
Zipline San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
Zipline

The longest canopy tour of Nicaragua is located in San Juan del Sur. It offers 2.5 km of zipline.

San Juan Del Sur

Through the years, San Juan has held on to it’s unique cultural charm. Enjoy amazing food, friendly locals, and marvel at the majesty of the world’s second largest Jesus statue.

Yoga (included)

Improve your breath and flexibility. Yoga is the perfect compliment to surfing (2 yoga sessions included).

Yoga for Post-Surf Session
San Juan del Sur

Through the years, San Juan has held on to it’s unique cultural charm. Enjoy amazing food, friendly locals, legendary parties, and marvel at the majesty of the world’s second largest Jesus statue.

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Nicaragua Surf Trip

Surf coaching retreat starting at
$1,850 US

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  • “The best part of my trip with Barefoot was how much I improved my surfing. I’d done a bunch of single surf lessons before & this was the first time I actually felt like the surf guides were instructing, critiquing & pushing me to get better at surfing.”

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    Katherine G. 31 / Toronto, Canada
  • “The total experience exceeded expectations, staff was knowledgeable, professional, and gracious. Accommodations were very welcoming and comfortable. Everything was top notch!”

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    Rick Osgood, 53 / Napa, USA
  • “I’ve been traveling to various surf camps for the last 2 years. This trip was beyond incredible, everything from start to finish was top notch and focused on improving my surfing while having a wonderful cultural experience.”

    Micheal, 41 / Boston, USA
  • “Created some great friendships, and experienced a beautiful country in the best week possible. Already trying to figure out when I can plan my next trip with them!”

    Emily P. 26 / Ventura, USA
  • “I couldn’t ask for time spent with more friendly, truly awesome people. The team is very responsive and well organized. My surfing was pushed to another level”

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    Brittany M. 34 / Calgary, Canada
  • “The coaches are nationally acclaimed surfers and give great tips to better your surf technique. All in all a great experience.”

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    Bao T. 33 / Montreal, Canada