The Surfer's Guide to Nicaragua - Magnificent Rock
The magnificent reef known as Magnificent Rock is easily
seen from the lineups at Popoyo and Playa Santana. But
have you ever seen anyone surf the magnificent lefts?
If you've driven the roads of the surf-rich area between
Astillero and Colorados, you've probably seen the signs in
Salinas pointing to Magnificent Rock - specifically, the hotel
overlooking this natural wonder. Head down that road, make
the right at the beach, then go up the hill to the hotel and
lookout. It's a magnificent view for sure, looking to the north
at Popoyo and Guanacaste. But there's also a wave right out
front that breaks with good swells and lower tides. It's not for
the faint of heart or weak of arms and lung-power, as it's a
long paddle over a rock reef with a lot of water moving
around. And the waves are twice as big as they look from
shore. But it's good, and as you'll see, there's no one out.
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