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Latitude: 12° 10.681' N
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One has to take a 1 plus hour flight from Managua to Big Corn Island on the Atlantic side of Nicaragua. From there take the morning or afternoon 30-45 min. water taxi to Little Corn Island. Walk the 10 minute long path toward Casa Iguana Hotel. If you are styaing there, the launch is on their beach. If not, you should walk around the hotel which leaves you just a hair down the beach from them. They have all the weather data there. If you have a lot of gear you might be able to hire a guy with a wheelbarrel to get you there. There are other beaches to explore, but I think this is the safest, with few corral heads and a good spot to hang out. Try Elsa's too, or Cool Spot. But Casa Iguana would be the safest for you personal belongings while out.
Distance to a city Surf trip
Access time Short walk from shore (< 5min)
Easy to find? OK
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Spot quality Standard
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf
Day timing Morning, Afternoon
Dangers Submerged hazards, Reef/Rocks
Week crowd Empty
Week-end crowd Empty
Water quality Crystal-clear
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Bottom Sandy, Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Tide No tide dependency
Type Don't know
Force Medium (16 - 25 knots)
Main dir. NorthEast
Best dir. NorthEast
Best dir. relative Side-onshore
Period From December to May
Many days are 12 knots or less from Dec. to May. Most days are around there or more with definite spikes in the pm. You can get a constant 40 knot all day! Casa Iguana has a weather station, so consult with them while you're there.
There is some hidden reef. No one's ever been on past the outer reef, but there is a channel. I wouldn't suggest it. There is no rescue service and if something fouls up and no one's watching you, off you go never to be heard from again. Only a handful of people have ever sailed or gone kiting here. Access is the only issue. Just scout out the reef pretty well before you go. Ask the local fishermen to tell you where the coral heads are. Most of the dark spots are sea grass and you can go out about 50 meters before it's over your head.
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