All set for the 2015 ISA World Surfing Games

May 22, 2015 | Surfing
ISA World Surfing Games: the battle of the nations | Photo: Rommel Gonzales/ISA

The 2015 ISA World Surfing Games are ready to go in Playa Popoyo, Nicaragua, from May 31st to June 7th.

Over 150 male and female surfers from 25 countries will have the chance to defend the colors of their national flags in one of Nicaragua's finest surf breaks. Each nation is represented by four men and two women.

Playa Popoyo is a surf spot located 100 kilometers southeast of Managua, the capital city of Nicaragua. The village is known for its high quality, consistent waves and perpetual offshore winds that flow off of Lake Nicaragua 300 days a year.

The main break enjoys a tropical climate with air temperatures averaging 75-92 degrees Fahrenheit (24-33 degrees Celsius) and water temperatures hovering around 82 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit (28 to 30 degrees Celsius).

All surfers should expect powerful and consistent waves. The flat rock reef break offers up hollow rights and lefts, although the left is usually a longer ride.

Playa Popoyo breaks on almost all tides, but it is best around mid tide. The most consistent and best surf comes from the South Swells that tend to run from May through November.

Peru will return to the ISA World Surfing Games to defend their 2014 Team Gold Medal.

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