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  • We have decided to create a series of surfing tutorials here in Nicaragua. We are going to be starting at the complete basics and work our way up. This week we present the how to on correct paddling technique.
    by Ed Smart at 2015-05-23 13:59:03
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  • Continuing on from last weeks ‘Panga Drops’ guide, today we are continuing north and only ten minutes later we arrive at the next surf-able break, Rancho Santana.   Situated on a 5 star private beach resort and accessible only by boat (or guests), Rancho Santana’s beach break provides reliable lefts and rights along three peaks…
    by Ed Smart at 2015-05-16 16:42:47
  • Last week we talked about Playa Colorado and this week we are taking a look at the break directly north, and on the same stretch of beach. Bienvenidos a Panga Drops. Panga is the local Spanish word for boat, which is fitting considering it’s infamous for catching boats off guard and breaking right on them.…
    by Conner Wagner at 2015-05-06 16:18:29
  • Playa Colorado is by far one of the most famous spots in Nicaragua and rightly so. The name itself conjures images of deep cavernous Nicaraguan barrels and broken boards. This beast of a wave breaks over a shallow sandbar, left and right, depending on the condition of the sandbar. To really score it the river…
    by Bryce at 2015-04-30 17:00:15
  • The guys are coming this week! We have a group of more than 5 time returning guests! Hoping to get some solid swell within the next few days because these guys are dead serious about surfing. We're sure to be surfed out by the end of the week. Vale is definitely going to get a…
    by Bryce at 2015-04-24 15:30:45
  • It’s finally here! The beginning of our 2015 season has arrived! The last few weeks have been busy to say the least but hard work pays off and we’re stoked on the adventures to come! Our head surf guide Conrad is currently putting the final touches Vale La Pena (our boat) and we’re sure she’ll…
    by Bryce at 2015-03-12 21:42:57
  • GFS is looking for a Social Media and Marketing Intern for the 2015 season! If you or someone you know has the chops and wants to spend a few months living on the beach and getting barreled, contact us at
    by Bryce at 2015-01-27 15:32:58
  • I know, life is pretty rough for us down here. But our short break of over-rich american food, TV shows about famous people whose soul source of fame is that one same show, and explaining to family that ebola isn't a 'thing' in Nicaragua has come to an end. Things have been pretty flat and…
    by Bryce at 2015-01-06 16:10:10
  • by Dan Bowden at 2014-09-08 15:28:38
  • Ok. That's a lie. We can't promise that. But... There's a lot you can learn from video review. Ever wonder why your frontside turns just aren't making tight arcs like the pros? Look at your arm placement. Now look at the pros. See the difference? You get the point. In addition to video review, our…
    by Dan Bowden at 2014-08-28 15:10:38
  • [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="300"]This is our house manager, Dan, lazy-larry'ing it through an end section at Playa Santana while our former guest Cody cheers him on. Go Dan! #surfnicaragua #traveltuesday #tt #valelapena[/caption]
    by Dan Bowden at 2014-08-19 18:13:38