by Ben Herrgott
Traducao em portugues para amigos brasileiro abaixo!
This is my story, Miramar, As Good As It Gets…
I have been trying to write a story about this little piece of paradise for two hours… it’s not easy! Everything I start to write comes out sounding super cliché and predictable. It’s hard to share the feelings of traveling to a dream place (cliché no. 1), or to concentrate when you have perfect left handers pealing in front of you (no. 2).
Anyway, here are some bits and pieces that might be interesting to some of you – and check out the short film above to get a better understanding.
Imagine being 25 years old, going on a surf trip with your best friend, arriving at one of the best waves in Nicaragua, and staying at a surf camp overlooking that wave… then decide to buy the place 8 days later! That’s what two super-friendly Brazilians mates Leandro and Raphael did 2 months ago, and I’ve been lucky enough to be living this dream with them for the past 2 weeks! Check out the Miramar surf camp website to get a better picture (a bit of advertising for my buddies).
Despite having little swell in the first week, we managed to surf a small and perfect point break and make the most of the all-day offshore winds. I also spent one long 15-hour night on a fishing boat with the local fishermen… (see video here).
The second week was very different. October is unusual in Nicaragua, it’s basically the only month of the year where winds can turn on-shore, and they did at times. But when the swell came more options opened up, especially the barreling wave called Punta Miramar out the front of our place. The film shows you how entertaining this wave can be.
Anyway, I am still struggling to write, and seven Aussies just arrived so it might be time to try and get the creative juices flowing with a beer or two…