Thanks to a consistent off-shore wind, Verdad has a reliable, uncrowded beach break at Playa Escameca from early November through September. That means surfers of all levels can enjoy riding the waves right below our hillside perch almost all year-round. And for those who prefer a faster wave, Playa Yankee, another uncrowded surf break, is just one cove over to the north. The southside of Yankee is accessible on foot or you can drive to the northern access point.
You’ll never find a crowded line-up anywhere around Verdad Nicaragua - one of the perks of being truly off the beaten path!
LA ESCUELITA AT VERDAD
La Escuelita at Verdad, a group of Nicaraguan surf coaches with a combined 40 plus years of experience coaching, direct all of our surf lessons. Their surf pros employ a specialized teaching program which guides you toward improving your skills no matter what level of surfing you start at.
Our La Escuelita team, including Jose Espinoza Vanegas, the longboard champion of Nicaragua, and his business partner Wesley Bermudez, have carefully chosen and trained the other coaches at Verdad. They all use the personalized and structured program that Jose and Wes created which includes individual assessment and daily video review and analysis in every session. The coach to student ratio is usually 1:1, but we never have more than 8 people in a group with four coaches, so as never to have more than two people per coach.
THE VERDAD SURF DIFFERENCE
La Escuelita at Verdad combines Verdad Nicaragua's reputation for excellence in lodging with the locally owned La Escuelita Surf School to create a unique and satisfying experience for all of our guests. We provide not only what we humbly believe are the best surf teachers in the country, but outstanding accommodations where you are immersed in laidback luxury, surrounded by nature, and have the opportunity to experience the true Nicaragua.
Board rentals and our pro surf coaches are available right here, every day. Our connection to the community and passion for creating a perfect, private get-away for each and every guest makes for a truly authentic surf escape for first timers on a board and dedicated swell searchers alike.
Here are a few of the things that make La Escuelita at Verdad’s surf experience stand out….
Personalized surf training program
Individual assessment of skills & where to improve
Individual goal setting
Daily theory & technique on land and in the water
Daily video review & analysis
BEACHES AND BREAKS NEARBY
Whether you're an advanced surfer in search of the perfect wave or a beginner looking for a change of scenery during your stay here in Nicaragua, our professional surf coaches will always know which local beach has the best break of the day. They all grew up surfing here and have an innate sense of where you’ll find the swells that suit you.
Playa Yankee, known for its strong left wedge, sandy bottom and most loved for its barrels. Yankee is easily accessible by a trail walk, short paddle, or we can take you there in our 4x4.
Just a short drive away are Playa Remanso and Playa Hermosa, both uncrowded breaks with a few lively beach bar restaurants where you can enjoy tacos and Tonas (our favorite Nicaraguan beer) and an excellent smooth wave.
Once you arrive at Verdad Nicaragua, you are instantly part of our family. Our surf packages are designed to make you feel at home, connect with yourself, and with our amazing community. We’re stoked to see you soon!
Daily surf lessons with our professional coaches of La Escuelita at Verdad are available at any beach and board rentals are always available at Verdad.
First timer or looking for more of an advanced guided surf experience?
Learn more about our current surf package offerings below:
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