Pistols
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Pistols

Leon, Nicaragua

Leon

Nicaragua

Skill Level
intermediate, advanced

The Break

Pistols is a punchy, sometimes barreling long beach break offering rights and lefts. Shortboards are best here. Consistency is year-round with the best conditions from October to March.


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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 2 ft
  • Swells
    SW
  • Wind
    9 mph
  • Weather
    75°f
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Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in winter
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Shortboard
  • Type of Break
    Beach
  • Swell directions
    S, SW
  • Best wind directions
    NE
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few
  • Seabed
    Sand, Reef, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Mid, High
  • Power
    Punchy, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

El Transito is a small, quiet fishing village in Leon, Nicaragua. It's a little bit off the beaten path and still a well-kept secret. This crescent-shaped beach is home to four different breaks for every level of performance and is often uncrowded—a surfer's paradise! There are plenty of basic surf amenities, restaurants, and lodging options.

Location
Amenities Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Yoga
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
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