surfers at Playa Maderas



Buena Vista Surf Club works with local Nicaraguan surf professionals who will guide you through the whole process of becoming a surfer. Not only will they take you in the ocean and help you catch your first wave, but they will also go through the ‘surf etiquette’ and teach you about safety. To ensure personal attention we have a limit of 2-3 students per instructor.

Lessons are $35/person, covering 1 hour of instruction and you can keep the board for the whole day.


We have a wide range of well maintained rental boards, ranging from 6.3 to 9.0 (good beginner and intermediate boards). We are more than happy to help you pick out the right board and you can swap them out during your stay.

Board rental is $10/per day.


For beginners, all year-round is usually a good time to come surf Nicaragua.

For advanced surfers, we recommend visiting during the months of March through November because Nicaragua is a “south swell spot”, meaning we rely on swells generated by winter storms in the southern hemisphere which occur from March-November. It’s during this time we receive the largest, most consistent swells and is considered the best time to surf in southern Nicaragua. Wave heights during this time can range from shoulder (4 ft.) to double overhead or more (12+ ft.).

The water gets coldest, the wind gets strongest, and the waves are smallest in January and February. October is the rainiest season.

You can keep up with the Maderas surf break by visiting Magic Seaweed: Playa Maderas

Surfers at our nica surf camp in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

Surfers at our nica surf camp in Playa Maderas, Nicaragua