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My son is 18 in three days, which has set me to thinking and dreaming.  What a magical crossroads to come to.  He still has one year of high school left and the big question that everyone asks him (and us) is “will he go to college”…  hard question for a kid who learned his alphabet from letter shaped rocks on a New Zealand coastline and algebra from sorting bugs in South Africa.  From the moment he was born, we packed him up and carted him off to surf locations around the globe – a true endless summer – holding school sessions on picnic tables, at the beach, in the car, or in airplanes… I watch fondly as parents proudly post about their kids first day back to school and lament that summer is over – I smile because I know summer is never really over – it is summer somewhere in the world every day of the year!

Did we save for a college fund for our son?  No…  Have we hired special tutors for bettering his chances for scoring higher on the SATs and ACT?  Nope…  Have we expounded the virtues of spending a ton of money for further education?  Not really…

So, what’s a boy to do?  Well, I guess he could LEARN…  Learn to cook his own meals and wash his own clothes – learn to manage his time and his finances – learn to read a map – learn a new language (or two) and practice it in residence – learn how to buy a bus ticket in a far away land…

Do I want him to go to college?  Yes (I think so…)   I don’t really want him to suffer thru more years of algebra or chemistry, but I do want him to be surrounded by other young adults that are THINKING and LEARNING and PLANNING for a better future for themselves and the world.  I want him to have a strong foundation of learning and be able to write convincing letters and argue soundly and intelligently his points.  I want him to know enough math to manage his finances and not get ripped off by others.

So anyone know of a great little surf school accepting applicants from a mellow member of the endless summer tribe not real keen on algebra?

Taking suggestions while waiting for the surf to roll in!

Besos!  Susan

Two Brothers Surf Resort, Nicaragua

 

“Before you try and change the world, let the world change you.” -Semester at Sea Saying

 

 

My childhood was split between a tiny rural farming town in Illinois along the banks of the Mississippi River and the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina.  Seemingly, I was an unlikely candidate to marry a thoroughbred waterman and produce two heirs to that surfing legacy that have arguably spent more time in the water during their formative years than on land!

Now I am home in Nicaragua, living once again on a mountain, but this time overlooking one of the prettiest unspoilt stretches of the Pacific and out across gorgeous farming valleys.  I really am home.

Some of my best childhood memories are gathering eggs from my grandfathers chickens, my mother and grandmother hanging clothes on the line to dry, collecting smooth river rocks along the Mississippi, hunting for salamanders in mountain streams, and picking loads of berries along the Appalachian trails.

Funny, life takes many turns to leads you back to where you began!  After many years of travelling and far flung journeys, I am happily living with my watermen on top of my favorite little mountain in Nicaragua, hanging my clothes on the line to dry, buying eggs from my neighbors, picking fruit from the trees, gathering smooth river rocks along the Pacific coastline.  The same as my childhood, only better!  My husband’s kisses taste like salt after a morning of surf and my boys’ beds are filled with sand.  My simple life in a rural village in Nicaragua, atop a small mountain and overlooking a vast expanse of Pacific with the smell of rice  and beans cooking in the kitchen leaves me quite content!

Besos, Susan

Two Brothers Surf Resort, Las Salinas Nicaragua

Surfing Keeps Insanity Away!

 

 

 

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…

 




Yesterday Auggie and Robert took the boat out fishing while the rest of the gang and guests surfed via land at Popoyo. Many times the boat trolls for fish, doing double duty while bound for Playgrounds surf break to the north or Colorados surf break to the south – but yesterday the boat went straight out with the intent of bringing back fish – and that they did – an impressive cooler full in less than two hours!

It’s quite possible it took Henry more time to clean and fillet the fish into sashimi, ceviche, and fillets for dinner that it took Robert and Auggie to catch them! We had an amazing dinner with five captains at our table – South African captain Kippa with his lovely partner Katie, St Auggie captain Brian Holloway and his lovely new bride Kelsey, and of course our three resident Two Brothers Surf captains Robert, Marsh and Auggie.

 

Henry our chef and his chef-in-training younger brother Gerry rocked an amazing meal of cero mackerel that swam in the pacific only hours earlier. Gracias!

Two Brothers Surf Resort in Popoyo is looking for qualified surf interns for 2011. If you would like to surf everyday in the warm waters of the Pacific and have a great cultural experience in Nicaragua and you meet the qualifications below, you could be eligible for an opportunity to intern at the illustrious Two Brothers Surf Resort and Lodging!

Requirements:

  • Surfing and boat skills
  • Computer skills (marketing, graphics and social media)
  • Proficient in Spanish Language (at least somewhat!)
  • Must be good driver and able to drive a stick…

If you are willing to work hard and surf long hours this internship is for you!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”   Saint Augustine

If you are interested, check out our website at WWW.TwoBrothersSurf.com and call Robert at 904-687-1633

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