Playa Maderas
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Playa Maderas

Rivas, Nicaragua



Skill Level
beginner, intermediate

The Break

Playa Maderas is a mellow, normal to long beach break that goes both right and left. The primary peak goes right and breaks in the middle of the beach. The secondary peak is a bit further south, and is shorter, faster, and goes left. Shortboards, longboards, and funboards all work well here. Consistency is high year-round with fun, ridable waves year-round.

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Current Surf Report

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

Last updated: 3 days ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Longboard, Funboard, Bodyboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
    S, SW
  • Best wind directions
  • Crowd levels / week
    Few to Crowded
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
    Sand, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Low, Mid, High
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    4WD, Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

Playa Maderas is a popular and mellow jungle beach and hilltop town in San Juan del Sur, Rivas, Nicaragua. The beaches in San Juan del Sur are quite popular with fun surfing locals and visitors who happily share the waves. The expansive town has different types of accommodations, shops with basic goods, and restaurants for all types of travelers.

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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