This week I spent most of my time in the quaint little surfing village of playa Gigante. One of the biggest swell's of the year came Wednesday. I robbed the entire town of Bahia Salinas of their residents and we all headed up together. The lack of wind made it easy to convince everyone to tear themselves from the bay to surf. We came out on Monday when the waves were still manageable. Sijtze spent countless hours in the water practicing his style, while the rest of us took pictures, drank beer & watched the swell grow. By Wednesday the waves were so huge and choppy only a few brave souls entered the water. It was pretty cool to hear the power of the water crashing on the beach. We decided to leave Gigante Wednesday afternoon because the wind was going to start up again Thursday. I dropped my crew off at the Costa Rica border then went back to my home in San Juan del Sur.
Things are starting to come along with kitesurfing here in Nicaragua. I have been busy either teaching or taking people out riding. More and more people are coming up to me on the street or at a restaurant asking for lessons or just about riding here. It's definitely taken time and daily commitment in spreading the word to even get this far. The one thing i've learnt so far is how important web content is. A couple of clients of mine took me out for dinner after our lesson and explained to me how i'm going to make myself know on the internet and progress faster in business. They made me set up a twitter account (which i'm just starting to figure out) and starting making updates regularly. They could not stress enough how important a healthy, no obscene amount of content was and how linking it all together will make less work for me. They told me business's hire people to just sit on a computer all day and create content for them which can make their company.