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Verdad Nicaragua
beginner to advanced intermediate instruction

No matter how well you surf - whether you are a beginner and your goal is to get surfing confidently and independently or you are a more accomplished surfer who is looking to improve your drop, turns, speed management and overall technique - our professional coaches will definitely help you notch it up a level or two!


Our surf school is unique in the area. All lessons are taught exclusively by the professional coaches from the locally owned and operated Sand Bar Surf School. Every coach on the team is certified to be an instructor and also has ISSA/ILA water rescue certification. 

They've all had competition experience and they've also acted as surf competition judges, so you can be sure they know a thing or two about surfing! 

Our coaching technique is unique too. The first thing we do is assess your current skills, so we know what we need to do to bring you to the next level from the get go. We break down your week of surf coaching specifically to help you learn, improve and progress quickly.


The Sand Bar surf program always includes 1:1 training and analysis for each student. We also incorporate photo and video analysis into your daily lessons, giving you visuals that show you exactly what you are doing right and wrong, and allowing us to target what you'll need to work on to confidently ride the waves that match your skill level.

If you’ve had a bit of experience before you come here, we’ll start out by coaching you through our local breaks, helping you understand how to find the right spots to paddle out to and where to position yourself beyond the break, so you can time and catch the absolute best rides.


 For those who are just learning to surf, we give you a full rundown of the basics both on land and in the water. By the end of the week you'll be able to consistently and effectively paddle out and catch waves, cuz that's what you came here to do!


With a professional background in instructing and a true passion for surf, our coaches know that incorporating surf theory and technique both in and out of the water is important. Unlike other surf camps, we don't just take you out into the water, and push you into the waves at the right time. Our coaches pay close attention to your individual level of expertise, and work with you one-on-one to improve your knowledge and skills.

Wesley Bermudez (center) is the owner of Sand Bar Surf. He leads the team of pros who teach all of our private surf lessons and weekly surf programs at Verdad Nicaragua. Wes has over twelve years of teaching experience, and has recognizably inspired both local surfers and guests over his nearly two decades of surfing at the local breaks. He knows them all well, so even if you don't don't book a surf package with us, definitely consult him when you see him around Verdad for the inside scoop!


Bryan Alvarado (left) grew up in town and has been surfing since he was a tween. He says he always wished he'd had a teacher that taught the way he teaches - including theory, practice on land and of course in the water, plus lots of laughter! Whether you’re just learning how to stand up on a board, or your goal is to perfect your surfing skills, Bryan's joy is infectious and his enthusiastic demeanor is sure to inspire and motivate you!


Jesus Jimenez, aka "Chu" (right) has lived in SJDS all his life, but he didn't get the surfing bug until he was about twelve. He's been surfing ever since, and started teaching about 6 years ago. His favorite place to be? You guessed it, on his board in the ocean! "It's just perfection," says Chu. He truly loves teaching, and he loves it when others catch waves almost as much as catching them himself. "It just makes me so happy when I help people catch waves!" His fearless enthusiasm for teaching and surfing is simply contagious!

Our coaches' ultimate goal is to help you get better and also to build your confidence and give you the knowledge you need to take what you learn here with you wherever you go, not to make you dependent on having a coach in the water with you.

Come share their stoke!

7-night stay 


Expert one-on-one surf instruction & surf theory daily

Individualized goal setting and check-ins each morning

Filming of surf sessions​ 

Analysis sessions every afternoon

Surfboard to suit your needs 

Transportation to surf spots by 4×4

STAY in our laid-back, luxurious accommodations​​

Pre breakfast, full breakfast & dinner every day 

Access to Pool, Honor bar, Fitness & Yoga Studio 

Fresh fruit, Nicaraguan coffee, purified water, and fresh juice all day

Weekly Pricing*

High Season (November 1 - April 30th)

Casita:    $2065

Room:    $1575


Swell Season (May 1st - October 31st)

Casita: $1715

Room: $1400

Double occupancy add $700/7 nights

*Includes all services listed above for 7 nights.

Other package options

5 Day Surf Package- $500

Daily package- $100


* both available as an add-on when you reserve your room

Room tax not included


Additional charge for transport to/from Managua Airport

or Liberia International Airport in Costa Rica


We’re sure that after your surf package week at Verdad Nicaragua, you’ll leave us totally stoked about your trip. But don’t take our word for it — check out the reviews below to read first hand perspectives of just how great our surf packages truly are. 

Amazing week surfing!

“I spent a week at Verdad with a surf package and am so glad I chose Verdad over other surf schools and hotels. I started the week as an advanced beginner surfer, and by the end of the week, was riding bigger waves than ever before."

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