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Rivas, Nicaragua



Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

Popoyo is a powerful and barreling normal to long A-frame reef and rocky-point break. This is considered the most popular wave in the region. Closer to shore, it can be mellow enough for beginners. Any and all boards work well here. Consistency is high year-round.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    2 - 4 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    17 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

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

The Area

Popoyo is a quiet beach town in Rivas, Nicaragua. The town attracts mostly surfers and local businesses are growing fast to better accommodate the local community and surf travelers. That said, most basic needs can be found in town. The town of Rivas is a 45-minute drive away; supplies are best brought in.

Amenities Nearby
  • Family Friendly
  • Restaurants
  • 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
  • Bicycle Rentals
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