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La Jaimacana (The Pipes) break guidePhoto by: Surf Tours Nicaragua

La Jaimacana (The Pipes) Surf Guide

La Jaimacana (The Pipes) in Leon Province is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. A left hand reef. Best around high tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Beware of rips and rocks.

La Jaimacana (The Pipes) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Jaimacana (The Pipes):

The best conditions reported for surf at La Jaimacana (The Pipes) occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf La Jaimacana (The Pipes) (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Jaimacana (The Pipes) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 89% of the time in December while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive La Jaimacana (The Pipes) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to La Jaimacana (The Pipes) is Managua International Airport (MGA) in Nicaragua, which is 55 km (34 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Jaimacana (The Pipes) is Daniel Oduber Quiros International (Liberia) Airport (LIR) in Costa Rica, 188 km (117 miles) away.

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La Jaimacana (The Pipes) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 30 June 2022, 06:56 Local Time
Thursday 30
Wave (m)
Period (s) 14 15 16 16
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at La Jaimacana (The Pipes)

Surf stats for La Jaimacana (The Pipes), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at La Jaimacana (The Pipes)

Wind stats for La Jaimacana (The Pipes), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

La Jaimacana (The Pipes) Reviews:

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