Special Offer: Book a Surf Holiday & get a 10% discount off all surf gear at Surfdome
GET 10% DISCOUNT AT SURFDOME.COM WHEN YOU BOOK!

Surfing San Juan del Sur Nicaragua's most consistent Surf area

Search
  • Surf Packages
    surf & stay in the worlds best surf camps
  • Surf Accommodation Only
    and you can add lessons in the steps
  • Surf Lessons
    if you just want lessons

San Juan del Sur

San Juan del Sur, on the Pacific side of Nicargua, boasts a higher concentration of world class surf breaks than just about anywhere else in Central America as well as having some of the best Nicaragua surf camp options.

The main surf beach in town is Playa Maderas, a good wave for beginners to learn, yet there are sizeable waves out back for Intermediates to score all day. Due to being easily accessible it can get crowded. A lot of the surf camps will take you to off the beaten path beaches by 4x4.

The town is a cool mix of laid back surf shops, cafés with a great selection of restaurants from high end seafood, to mid range, to delicious taco shops. At night the place comes alive with a good selections of bars to hang out. The majority of locals working within the tourist and fishing industries. Expect to surf by day, relax in your hammock on the sand in between hitting the waves and enjoy cold beer and delicious fresh fish in the evenings!

Weather Conditions

J/F M/A M/J J/A S/O N/D
Air Temp (°C)
32°
33°
32°
30°
30°
30°
Wetsuits
Rain

Surf conditions for Beginners:

Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JAN for BEG level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron FEB for BEG level
F
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron MAR for BEG level
M
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron APR for BEG level
A
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron MAY for BEG level
M
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JUN for BEG level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JUL for BEG level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron AUG for BEG level
A
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron SEP for BEG level
S
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron OCT for BEG level
O
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron NOV for BEG level
N
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron DEC for BEG level
D

Surf conditions for Intermediates:

Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JAN for INT level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron FEB for INT level
F
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron MAR for INT level
M
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron APR for INT level
A
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron MAY for INT level
M
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JUN for INT level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JUL for INT level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron AUG for INT level
A
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron SEP for INT level
S
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron OCT for INT level
O
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron NOV for INT level
N
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron DEC for INT level
D

Surf conditions for Advanced:

Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JAN for ADV level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron FEB for ADV level
F
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron MAR for ADV level
M
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron APR for ADV level
A
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron MAY for ADV level
M
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JUN for ADV level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron JUL for ADV level
J
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron AUG for ADV level
A
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron SEP for ADV level
S
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron OCT for ADV level
O
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron NOV for ADV level
N
Surf Conditions in San Juan del Suron DEC for ADV level
D

Rain

Loading Graph
  • Accommodation
  • Area
  • Getting There
  • Nicaragua Blog
Surf Lessons / Guide available on site
Suitable for: Beg/Int/Adv
Surf Lessons / Guide available on site
Suitable for: Beg/Int/Adv
Surf Lessons / Guide available on site
Suitable for: Beg/Int/Adv
Surf Lessons / Guide available on site
Suitable for: Beg/Int/Adv
Surf Lessons / Guide available on site
Suitable for: Beg/Int/Adv
Surf Lessons / Guide available on site
Suitable for: Beg/Int/Adv

Loading results

Fly into Managua Airport, and from there you can easily get a taxi, shuttle or public transport to San Juan Del Sur which is approx two hours drive away.

You can also fly to Costa Esmeralda Airport which is an hour's drive away.

From our blog:

The Best Surf Camps In Central America

The Best Surf Camps In Central America

For your next surf adventure head to one of the best surf camps in Central ...
9 months ago
Is it safe to travel to Nicaragua and surf?

Is it safe to travel to Nicaragua and surf?

We sat down with Rafael Sterza, the owner of Miramar Surf Camp in Nicaragua, to ...
10 months ago
Top 5 Beginner Surf Beaches In Nicaragua

Top 5 Beginner Surf Beaches In Nicaragua

Never paddled into a wave? You’ll find some of the best beginner surf beaches ...
1 year ago