Welcome to GIANT'S FOOT SURF
Head Points Combo
Head Points Accommodation
Head Points Water Sport
Foot Surf camp is located beachfront in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua.
Giant's Foot Surf has specialized in surfing Nicaragua's Pacific coast for over ten years.
Services non Included
We have a bar on site, as well as a ping pong/beer pong table, a
massage table and masseuse available, and hammocks galore in which to
relax and take in a gorgeous sunset after a hard day of surfing.
We also have a library of movies, books, and board games available.
People spend a lot of time on the beach and around the fire just hanging out. We play a lot of poker, and games in general.
The camp has six bedrooms, a large living room, small public
bathroom, and kitchen/bar area, with a large outdoor common area for
Most rooms are double occupancy with two beds, and we also have a dorm-style room available for accommodating larger groups.
Every room is equipped with air conditioning, a fan, and a private bathroom. At normal full capacity, we can accommodate 10 surfers, but even more with special arrangement.
Three delicious, homemade meals are served hot daily, in addition to
dawn patrol’s coffee and cereal. We try to combine local culinary
traditions with more typical American cuisine.
All our fish is fresh-caught by fishermen (or Bryce and Conrad). We also try to eat at local restaurants once or twice a week.
Our boat tour includes unlimited boat rides guided by our staff, who will get you to the best waves for the current swell and tide conditions.
Surfing is our specialty. The boat tours are unlimited surf trips with down time to eat meals, sleep, and get back out surfing.
We want to make sure that all of our guests get as much surfing in as they possibly can.
Boat Tour package includes unlimited boat rides to over 14 differents
surf breaks along the Southern Nicaraguan coast.
This packaged is geared toward the advanced surfer who needs to charge every session while they are at the surf camp.
Boat tours are available March through September.
The Beginner/Intermediate package includes board rental, truck transportation to Playa Amarillo, and daily lessons from an experienced instructor.
There is also a yoga option because surfing everyday can be pretty hard on the body. The Beginner/Intermediate tour is available year-round.
There are 14 different breaks in our boat's operating range including Maderas, Colorados, Panga Drops, Santana, Lance's Left, and Playgrounds.
30 day(s) / year
Weather / Temperature
Air temperature : 26°C (Summer) / 25°C (Winter)
Water temperature : 27°C (Summer) / 22°C (Winter)
If you think that Costa Rica’s atmosphere is sometimes too US, if you
are looking for virgin spots and all kind of waves, in a surprising
Latino mood, in the heart of Central America, well then come aboard to
This is a destination where surfing is not that common, a wild nature and kilometres of beachbreaks in the warm waters, no one around only some friendly locals…
Nicaragua was first populated by Mayas. Then, the Miskitos and the Sumos
arrived from Colombia and settled in the Northeast. Other Amerindian
peoples came from Honduras and Salvador. They all lived together until
the Spanish landed.
Christopher Columbus gave his name to the Cape of Gracias a Dios, at the border of Honduras. Nicaragua’s conquest was achieved by the Pacific coast. The Spanish Christianized right away the autochthon populations and imposed the Spanish language.
In 1542, the Spanish created seven provinces: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Soconusco, Chiapa and Verapaz.
In the 17th century, Nicaragua was the target of British pirates. The Miskitos began later on a long traditional opposition with the British against the Spanish settled on the Pacific coast.In Nicaragua, the Spanish colonization always remained in the Pacific coast. Nicaragua’s independence was declared in 1821 but came apart in 1823 to create las Provincias Unidas Del Centro America including the States of Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Salvador and Costa Rica.Wars broke out between the States if the federation and the opposite factious party. Then, the country was divided in 1839 to form five new independent States.
In order to wheedle the Miskitos, the British went as far as declaring in 1845 one of them as the “King of the Miskitos”.The British had in mind to build a channel connecting the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. They sent slaves and then workers from Jamaica, who spoke Creole.
Then, the Americans arrived, stole at leisure the region promising jobs for the population. German missionaries converted the local populations to Protestantism.From the British presence in Nicaragua, there is still a Creole population with British origins.In 1823, Managua was proclaimed the national capital. William Walker, an American pirate invaded the country leading a mercenary army and declared himself the President of Nicaragua. He restored slavery and issued English as the official language of the whole country. But Walker was ejected in 1857.
The United States intervened more and more in the country’s daily life and settled a “Big Stick doctrine” launched by President Theodore Roosevelt.For Amerindians, the history of their country can be summed up as a slow erosion of their autonomy before the Europeans’ domination.
From 1912 (until 1932), Nicaragua fell under a complete dependency towards the United States who militarily occupied the country and enforced the checking of customs and railroads. Nicaraguan nationalist Augusto Cesar Sandino attempted to oppose the American domination stirring up a part of the population. Americans intervened once again. Sandino was assassinated in 1934 while he was negotiating for peace. Anastasio Somoza Garcia coming from the national guard created by the United States declared himself as the President in 1936 and enforced his dictatorship until he was assassinated in 1956.
His sons followed one another. The Somoza clique seized upon the main wealth of the country and promoted the plantation of large foreign companies (American ones).
In 1978, the assassination of Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, the leader of the Conservative opposition, launched an insurrection movement led by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (in honour of Augusto Sandino) which forced the dictator Somoza to leave the country.
The civil war would have engendered the death of at least 50 000 people. Once in power, the Sandinistas settled an economic program on the socialism spur, particularly by nationalizing, an agrarian reform and seizing the lands of the Somoza tribe.
In spring 1987, Managua’s Sandinista government began an autonomy status with two autonomous regions: the RAAN (Region Autonoma del Atantico Norte) with the Miskitos and the Sumos, and the RAAS (Region Autonoma del Atlantica Sur) with the Mestizos and the Creoles.
It was the first autonomy given to autochthons on the American continent. The important economic crisis of 1988 engendered the defeat of the Sandinista Daniel Ortega. Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, widow of Pedro Joaquin Chamorro, Conservative candidate backed up by the United States was then elected as the President.
The Republic of Nicaragua is located in Central America and forms a
stretchy belt connecting North America to South America. It divides the
Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Geographically, Nicaragua is
bordered by Honduras in the North, and Costa Rica in the South, the
Atlantic Ocean in the East, the Pacific Ocean.Nicaragua, whose total
area is 139 682 km², is the largest Republic of Central America. 7% of
the total area is composed of the lakes of Managua (Xolotlan) and
Nicaragua (Cocobolca), this last one constituting one of the largest
reserve of soft water in the world.
The country is divided in 3 main zones :
The Pacific coast, long strip of fertile land going from the border with Costa Rica (South) to the Gulf of Fontesca (facing Salvador). It is bordered in the West by the ocean and in the East by a volcanoes chain. The country has 58 volcanoes of which several are active ones. This plain is sprinkled by lakes and volcanic lagoons.
This is where the major cities are located: Managua (capital), Leon, Granada, Masaya, Chinandega, Corinto (the main harbour) and this is the most populated part of the country.
The mountainous zone: two lakes divide the Pacific coast and the mountains, the Nicaragua (8 200 km²), the Cocibolca (in indigenous language, it means the soft sea) and the Managua (2 000 km²).Mountains are not that high, the Mogoton reaches 2 000 m near the Honduras border. This is a forest area, coffee plantations and bovines-farming.
The major cities of this region are Matagalpa, Jinotega, Esteli, Ocotal, Somoto.
The Caribbean coast represents 51% of the total area of the country. This is also the least populated region. There are hills covered with rainy forests where rivers such as the Rio Coco (part of the Honduras frontier) and the Rio San Juan are flowing. The coastal plain is often swampy.The major city of the Caribbean coast is Bluefields, followed by Puero Cabeza. The Pacific and Caribbean coasts are separated by two large mountains ranges: the Cordillera Centroamericana and the Cordilleras Segoviana and Yolaina. In the west of the Cordillera Centroamericana, there only is a stretchy strip on the shore where 90% of the population live, with big cities like Managua, Leon and Granada.
A compulsory visa for a short stay has been suppressed for French nationals who wish to enter Nicaragua. A 5 $US fee must be paid when you arrive in the country and a 32 $US fee when you leave. It is not possible to exchange euros. The passport must be valid at least 6 months and in good conditions (not wrecked, wrinkled pages)
Spanish. In some isolated zones, the indigenous languages are still spoken like Miskito, Garifona, and Sumu.
Nicaragua has about 5 million of inhabitants. More than half of the population is under 16 years old. Very quickly after the colonization, the Spanish blended themselves with Amerindians and the Nicaraguans are the result of this union. The Mestizos represent the largest part of the population.
No vaccine is mandatory. Prevent yourself from mosquito bites especially during the wet season from mid-May to September. Besides, it is advised to have a treatment against malaria before and while you stay in the country.
TIME DIFFERENCES :
From October to March = GMT – 7 hours.From April to October = GMT – 8 hours.
Warm and humid tropical climate with two seasons: in summer, it is very dry and hot from November to April and this is the best period (28°C on average during the dry season, 34°C max) and in winter (the wet season) from mid-May to October (25°C). The hurricane period goes from July to October.
DRIVING CONDITIONS :
The main road (Transamerican), crossing the country from North to South can be driven by any kind of vehicles. During the rainy season, a 4X4 is usually necessary. Renting a car is quite expensive. The price of gas is high, about 1 $US the liter.
110 V like in the US. Bring an adaptor. For the telephone, buy prepaid phone cards that can be used from any kind of public phone even to call abroad.Natel, the cellular network begins to spread. Calling code for Nicaragua = 505.
Cordoba (NIO). About 16.40 NIO = 1 $US. Bring dollars along, always useful…
EXTRA TIPS :
A destination quite safe if you do not tempt the devil like anywhere else! You will be able to bring back several original items from Nicaragua: braided hammocks, rum (delicious), jewelries, Guayaberas (traditional shirts), Masaya’s shoes (all leather, home-made), cigars, potteries with Amerindian decorations. On the Caribbean coasts, music sounds like Reggae and Steel band. The most famous group is Dimension Costena.
842.21€ for 7 nigths
7 Nights - All Inclusive-
Daily lesson and surf session with one of our
Rates & Packages
|SURFING AND YOGA TOUR (Available Year Round*)
Beginner - 1136.99€ Per Surfer – 8 Day/7-Night Stay
|Surfboard available for use|
|Softer, beginner breaks at Playa Amarillo for|
|lessons and practice – transport by truck|
|Daily lesson and surf session with one of our|
|English first language guides|
|Practice session after lunch with guide|
|for safety and take-off tips|
|Little surfer extra lessons available for $30/day|
|(12 and under)|
|Yoga class alternative to practice surf session|
|available Tuesday & Friday|
|Airport transportation available for additional cost|
|*limited high-season slots available|
|BOAT SURF TOURS
(Advanced Surfers) - (March – September)
|Solo : 1263.32€ per surfer (private room)|
|Groups of 2-5 : 1094.88€ per surfer|
|Groups of 6-10 : 795€ per surfer|
|Non-surfer companion : 842.21€ per person|
|from Managua Int’l Airport included|
|Previous guests get 10% off|
|EARLY SEASON SPECIAL
650€ Per Person,
One Week Only!
(March 23 – March 30)
|Same as our all-inclusive Boat Surf Tours!|
|Plus added excitement of a roommate!|
|(no private rooms available)|
|That’s 650€ per person|
|regardless of group size!|
|Book now before all slots fill up!|
|Early Season Restrictions:|
|The Early Season special only applies|
|to our Boat Surf Tours.|
|The Early Season Special does not combine|
|with any other offers or loyalty discount.|
|Intermediate package - 1684.42 €|
|Unlimited boat trips to the breaks in our area. We try to squeeze in three trips a day, from dawn 'til dusk. We are Team On-it when it comes to our guides getting you to the right wave at the right time. We've been doing this for 11 years, so you aren't going to find more experience than GFS|
|7 personalized coaching sessions off of the boat|
|3 video analysis sessions with one-on-one breakdowns.|
|A compilation video for you to take home.|
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