El Transito

Our next stop was El Transito, a fishing village on the pacific coast of Nicaragua. It’s one of the closest beaches to the capital city Managua, but it’s only recently started to become a popular surf destination. Two years ago the lineup here was often empty. Since then a new hostel has opened up and the word seams to be out. El Transito is an amazing place to surf. Despite rising popularity it’s by no means crowded and still well worth a visit. It’s an easy beach break that offers long rights and lefts, and one of the funnest places I have ever surfed. Accommodation is available at a few hostels and guest houses, but we elected to stay at the local hardware store for a fraction of the price of the hostels. They have a room, secure space for camping and a washroom and it’s about 80 meters from the beach and our favourite comedor. I liked El Transito so much that I visited three times during my month and a half in Nicaragua. Our fast travel pace ended here. We were worn out from moving so fast and settled into a routine of eat, sleep, surf. Early to bed and early to rise. Here we met Jurek, a german and all around great guy with a true passion for surfing. He made a welcome addition to our surf crew. Unfortunately our friend Balasz hurt his ribs and was unable to surf for a few days, big props to him for sitting on the beach and shooting photos of the rest of us getting our surf on!

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