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I don’t really send mail in Nicaragua – the post office is this great corner building in RIVAS – an old colonial building with the entrance sliced diagonally across the corner closest to the street, exposing the two foot thick adobe mud walls.  Inside its dark and cool with just a small glass case of colorful stamps bearing the images of Nicaraguan birds, and insects and fauna and a dark, worn, wooden counter flanked by numbered post boxes.  Our number was 28, the key was on a plastic keychain with an old 50s pinup photo, but it has been years since the box has received any mail.  When we first moved to Nicaragua my mother-in-law would send newspaper articles and birthday cards.  The boys would receive letters covered in hearts from girls at the school they were no longer attending in the states.  I would get postcards from friends travelling other far flung places with postmarks that went back weeks even months.  After a couple of years the mail stopped coming or just got more irregular.  We stopped checking for mail and we most likely neglected the rent on the box.  I should check for mail, maybe there’s something in there waiting to be picked up.  There is nothing better than a handwritten note, postmarked from a far-flung location with an exotic stamp!

Besos y Abrazos de Nicaragua,

Susan, Two Brothers Surf Resort

 

 

Surfline wrote an article calling for the best surf of the 2012 season to be found in NICARAGUA!   And 4th of July did not disappoint – though we were beginning to wonder…  All the models called for an epic southern swell arriving the first week of July with good direction, perfect seconds, and just the right amount of offshore lift from Nicaragua’s ever present offshore winds.  What we got in the days proceeding was a lake effect of sorts – in that it was just about as flat as it ever gets in Nicaragua followed by howling offshore winds that produced massive white caps and blown-out waves…

We went to bed to howling winds on July 3rd – with disappointed and equally bummed out Columbian guests who had flown in at the last minute for the predicted swell… We woke very early July 4th with the moon shining bright on the Pacific to very still winds – a perfect light offshore – the howling winds had laid down and let the swell do its thing…

And do its thing it did – Nicaragua does NOT disappoint!  Who needs fireworks on the 4th of July when the waves are bombs?  Marsh surfed the OUTERREEF with Robert and came away with only a sliced toe, and Auggie initiated local St. Augustine surfer and best buddy Ben Basili to the infamous and firing POPOYO!!  It was a good day…

 

GREAT Summer SURF deals in NICARAGUA…. come see for yourself!

No need to rough it, Two Brothers is offering a great Summer Survivor Deal…  Come to Nicaragua any time between now and July 14th – rent five nights in one of our fabulous Villas and get TWO nights FREE!! Come now before the new Survivor Series puts Nicaragua on the map for the rest of the world.  Starting July 15th, the Survivor crew will start filming season 21 in various  remote forests and beaches that border the Pacific coast of Nicaragua near San Juan del Sur.  We are located along the SAME coastline that they will be filming on…  only a few short kilometers away!  Get to know the same beautiful Nicaraguan landscape as the 20 contestants that will compete against one another in a series of “tribal challenges” that will reflect the culture and traditions of this Central American country known for its friendly inhabitants and gorgeous landscape and beaches.  Survivor challenge producer John Kirhoffer is quoted as saying “For the 11 years I’ve been doing Survivor, I have never been as excited about spending six months in any other country.  Nicaragua’s Pacific is on the top of my list of my favorite places in the world to be.

Visit us in Nicaragua and see for yourself why Survivor producers Mark Burnett and John Kirhoffer chose this beautiful Latin American country for its 21st and 22nd seasons!  Leisa Francis of Survivor says that the production team was impressed by how friendly everyone was here, as well as Nicaragua’s spectacular landscape of volcanoes and “unspoiled coastline.”

hmmm… what better place to watch the first episode of Survivor Nicaragua and a great deal to boot!

www.TwoBrothersSurf.com – MAKE your RESERVATION now!  only four villas…

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Could GOOGLE be the death of surfing?  Gone is the early morning anticipation of rounding the bend and finding perfect lines rolling in.  No need to even get out of bed to see what the wind direction and tide are doing, just log on to the internet.  Gone are the ritual rides to check the surf and chat (yes, live and in person) with other warm bodies willing and wishing the waves to peal in perfectly on the point.  If you can “discover” the ultimate surf spot without leaving your bedroom, why travel?  If you can “see” the beach via live cam why bother to go anywhere unless the conditions are perfect?  Why even get out of bed…  Is GOOGLE the death of surf travel and discovery?

Globalization, easy access and instant gratification, evolution or devolution?