Just wanted to Thank everyone again at GFS for the time of my life! Bryce, Conrad, Coley, Drew, Kai and the rest of the staff exceeded my expectations for this trip. If your looking to surf your brains out 3 times a day; than this is place! Conrad (head captain) had us scoring at least 2 out of 3 sessions everyday. There are a handful of other surf boats in the area; none have a boat captain like Conrad who makes sure your scoring the best spot each time of day. We came to jokingly call the other boat of surfers in the area "Team Never On It" as they showed up 1.5 - 2 hours later then we did at every break, after we scored the right tide of course. Food and fun was just as great; Lucre (house mother) had prepared some of the best food i have eaten out of the country, alongside Coley (an awesome chef from TX) who added his flair to each meal (and no; its not just rice and beans for lunch and dinner). There was no downtime unless you wanted it. I was there to surf and in a 7 day trip had managed to chalk up 21 surf sessions and 40+ hours in the water. There was no hesitating when we wanted to surf. "You ready?... Nos Vamos!"
The outlook for the rest of the summer looks great for the Gigante Region, that includes breaks likes Colorado's, Panga Drops, Rancho Santana, Lance's Left and Popoyo. I highly suggest this place if your looking to do absolutely nothing but surf. They will make sure you are worry free when it comes to scoring waves.
And if your looking to simply come down for a vacation with your significant other who may not surf; there is plenty to do in the little town of Gigante; massages, kayaks, surf lessons, snorkeling, fishing... you name it they can make it happen.
After my experience with these guys i am currently trying to figure out how to get back there before summer ends and quite possibly move there; as my experience with this Surf Hostel changed my life forever. Hope to see you all down there soon!
And Bryce and Conrad; I thank you both again and again for your service. I saw no way that i could have done a better trip or squeezed anymore fun into my week! You guys are awesome! See you in a few more weeks...Estoy Viviendo!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Giant's Foot Surf is a cozy surf lodge nestled on the beach in Playa Gigante. We have 3 guest rooms with private bathrooms, a living room with lots of books, movies galore, and a flatscreen TV, and an outdoor dining area. Our sandy backyard is strewn with hammocks to relax in after your surf sessions. Our boat, Vale, waits in the bay to take you to the nearby breaks. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Giant`s Foot Surf Hotel Playa Gigante
- Giant's Foot Surf Nicaragua/Playa Gigante