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Oh Gigante Bay

Dan’s been volunteering with us on the Gigante Bay maintenance team for three week now.  Here’s his insight on the place he now calls home: Oh Gigante Bay, where have you been all my life? A tiny dirt road brought me here, instantly I was mesmerized by the naked beach and cascading waves. This little
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Surfboard Selection For Dummies

Buying a new board can be one of the most exciting moments in a surfer’s life. It can also be a little overwhelming if you don’t know what you are looking for. With all of those shapes, and sizes, where does one start? Surfboards are created for different reasons. Everything including your experience level, desired
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6 Of The Best Places To Visit In Nicaragua

Nicaragua, the biggest country in Central America, is one of the most culturally and geographically diverse countries in the world. Its vibrant political and social history paired with its volcanic topography make for some of the most exciting natural sites as well as spirited art, architecture, and historical towns and cities. A person could spend
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How to Fly: Surfing Aerials

  If you ask an old-school surfer about doing an aerial, they may look at you sideways. Before short boards revolutionized surfing in the 1960s, nose riding was the ultimate surf trick. Sometimes during the 1970s, someone was inspired by the skateboarding Ollie, and tried to replicate it on a surfboard: The aerial was born.
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A Guide to Nicaraguan Food and Drinks

Nicaraguan cuisine is known to most world travelers as unique, inexpensive, and full of variety. With historical and cultural influences from the indigenous Miskito people, to those of the Spanish, Colombian, Caribbean and Creole, Nicaraguan cuisine provides a wide array of flavors. Food in the western region of Nicaragua is dominated by hearty vegetables, fruits,
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How To Duck Dive And Turtle Roll

The duck dive and the turtle roll are two techniques that are essential to paddling out into the lineup. Not only will they keep you from exhausting yourself or getting hurt, but they will keep you from hurting other people, or from upsetting other surfers. These techniques are necessary components to being a competent surfer,
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7 Ways Your Life Will Improve When You Travel Alone

The dynamic of traveling is changing. The Visa Global Intentions Study determined that the percentage of people traveling alone went from 16% in 2013 to 37% in 2015. Travel is becoming more accessible to everyone due to technology and the ever advancing tourism industry. Men and women of all ages are setting out to see
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8 Surf Spots Near Gigante Bay

Camino del Gigante Hostel is conveniently located walking, boating, and driving distance away from some of Nicaragua’s world renowned surf spots. Weather you are looking for a mellow longboarding wave, or you want to get the barrel of your life, you can be at your dream peak in anywhere from 5-45 minutes. The diversity of
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How to Read a Surf Report

Something that is unique to the sport of surfing is that surfers need to be in tune with the waves. The conditions of the surf dictate everything for us. The size of the waves, the tides, the wind, and so many other factors determine where we can go surfing, or whether or not we can
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How to Survive a Wipeout

  You are on a perfect wave (or at least it seems pretty good). Maybe you are about to get barreled, or maybe it’s just a big closeout. All of the sudden you lose your balance. You find yourself being sucked over the falls of the wave, held under water, becoming disoriented and losing track
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