10 Steps to Becoming Better at Surfing in San Juan del Sur


  1. Surf
  2. Surf some more
  3. Surf the next day
  4. Surf even if you didn’t catch a wave on your last session
  5. Surf when the waves are small
  6. Surf even when they feel bigger than your comfort zone
  7. Surf with an expert local surfer to pick up some tips (we can help)
  8. Surf when you feel you’re making progress
  9. Surf when you don’t
  10. Keep surfing

One of the reasons why the San Juan del Sur area of Nicaragua is such a standout spot for surfing is the consistent offshore breeze. It holds up the waves and gently sculpts them into a perfect shape for surfing.  Also the water’s warm, the waves are un-crowded and there are breaks to suit all levels.

Hat tip.


  1. Great adaptation of a classic formula from Brian Clark. And great advice. Excuse me, I have to go practice my surfing.

    • Editor SanJuanDelSur.Org says:

      Thanks Justin for stopping by. Yes go practice your surfing…. You know you want to.

  2. I do not know how to surf but this motivates me to learn how

  3. How far removed from skateboarding is surfing? Hoping years of beating up my knees with a deck will offer some benefit. : )