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Latitude: 11° 56.042' N
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Granada is the oldest settlement founded by spain in central america, it is a beautiful colonial town and has some nightlife. the lake of nicaragua is 1 km east of the town, is one of the biggest fresh water lakes on earth and has long deserted shores. almost the whole western side of the lake is side onshore and good year round. the water is muddy brown. you will be the only ones surfing there so better not do it alone. check with the guys from playa copal / costa rica (ca 3 hours south of granada) for more info (mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Distance to a city In the city
Access time Instant access (< 5min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Public access? Public access
Special access No access issues
Alternative name next Lake of Nicaragua
Spot quality Good
Kite/wind? Good for KiteSurf, Good for WindSurf
Style Wave, Freestyle, Freeride, Long distance
Day timing Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Dangers Other water craft
Week crowd Empty
Week-end crowd Empty
Water quality Murky
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 All year to All year
the wind is strong and gusty, comes year round from north east.
No services at the shore, nearby town of granada has all amenities but no kiteschool or store. as ever do not kite alone and do not expect someone else kiting there.
By Anonymous , 27-01-2010
Need a kite fix - I am in Granada for a bit if I can find a spot to kite would really appriciate if anyone has any local info In Granada or else where in Nicaragua
By Luc farmer , 16-02-2009
Dude ! - Going to explore central america with the misson to find a cheap spot to start a kite surfing school,have a clue 4 granada or somewhere else ??
By James Hearn , 27-12-2007
Corrections... - There are a few errors here. First of all, and most importantly, the season is not all year. December to April is more realistis. Jan, Feb & March are almost always VERY windy- and the kiting is nicer as the level of the lake is lower. The best spot is about 15kms around the lake to the East from Granada. Its a dirt road, but easily passable. I am keeping a blog on this season at http://nicaraguakitesurf.blogspot.com
Down toward Rivas there are some very good spots too, and one at a place called Menco which is half way between Granada & Rivas. Baby & wife for the time being do not permit me to get down there, but i've been in the past and they are fantastic- and windier than Granada.
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