Panga Drops
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Panga Drops

Rivas, Nicaragua



Skill Level
intermediate, advanced

The Break

Panga Drops is a punchy and sometimes barreling short to normal reef break that goes mostly right. These breaks are accessible through boat drop-in or by paddling out from Rancho Santana. The waves break quite a distance from the shoreline, so a long paddle out is necessary. Shortboards are best here. Consistency is high year-round, one of the most reliable in Nicaragua.

About the Access

Access by boat drop-in, walking in and a long paddle out from Rancho Santana, or by staying within Hacienda Iguana.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 3 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    17 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round, Biggest swell in summer
  • Wave Length
    Short, Normal
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Funboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
  • Best wind directions
    E, NE
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
    Reef, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid
  • Power
    Punchy, Barreling
  • Access By
    Private, Boat drop in, Paddle out, Hike in

The Area

Panga Drops is one of three breaks located within Hacienda Iguana, a private, gated, high-security surf and golf resort. There are no hotels, however private accommodations such as homes, condominiums and apartment rentals are available. Hacienda Iguana is located in the municipality of Rivas, Nicaragua. The closest town is Tola. The coast has surf-centric communities with plenty of amenities for all surfers.

Amenities Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Surf Lessons
  • Surf Photography
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Golf Cart Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Family Friendly
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