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    I find it hard to believe there are such waves in Nicaragua. The photo caption in The Nicaragua Dispatch article by Tim Rogers (who else?) calls it "Nicaragua's most famous wave" (yes, singular ... a tsunami?).

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    I find it hard to believe there are such waves in Nicaragua. The photo caption in The Nicaragua Dispatch article by Tim Rogers (who else?) calls it "Nicaragua's most famous wave" (yes, singular ... a tsunami?).

    The news is that International Surfing Association’s World Masters Surfing Championship will be at Colorado Beach, at Hacienda Iguana, in Tola, during July 14-22. 'Masters' = 'top over-35 surfers'.
    yeah, this one seems a stretch. water is not the right colour for the area also

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    I am pretty sure that this photo was taken in Portugal last October and set a worlds record of about a 79 foot wave....I think it was in Navarres.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Lates...Portugal-video

    I personally do not surf any wave over 50 feet.
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    Its not the wave from Portugal but I have a hard time believing its Popoyo as well. The water olor definitely isn't right though Outer Popoyo certainly sees waves this size every other summer or so.

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    If I had surfed this wave the water color would be much browner than it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    If I had surfed this wave the water color would be much browner than it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    If I had surfed this wave the water color would be much browner than it is.
    top shelf man, top shelf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    I personally do not surf any wave over 50 feet.
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    I kind of pay attention to the surf reports... I hear a lot from Costa Rica, not much from Nica.

    That 78 foot wave you were talking about is much bigger than the one pictured here btw. I have been looking all over for the video of that wave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    If I had surfed this wave the water color would be much browner than it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Corn Tom View Post
    If I had surfed this wave the water color would be much browner than it is.

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    The video is here on his blog http://www.garrettmcnamara.com/blog/?p=436

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    My favorite big wave clip. This is the intro for the movie Billabong Odyssey, about big wave surfing. Some really nice filming.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8_38LHTeDg


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