Located in Nicaragua, The Boom is both the archetypical and ideal beach break. It’s archetypical in the sense that it does everything a beach break is supposed to do — it’s a barreling, peaky and fast wave. It’s ideal in the sense that it does all of the aforementioned things in a very special way. Check-in with a tide chart before you book your trip, because you’ll want a big high tide in the morning in order to see The Boom at its finest. The waves here break for up to 50 meters over a sand bottom.
What are the best surf conditions for The Boom?
Gets good between chest-high and overhead. We recommend riding a shortboard or a step up here. This break is suitable for intermediate advanced, and pro surfers. The surf here is consistent (7/10) and will generally be crowded (8/10). The best winds are from the Northeast. The best swells are from the Northwest, Southwest, South, Southeast, and West. Works on high tide best.
We recommend wearing board shorts or a bikini year round as water temperatures range between 29 and 27 degrees. See the temperature chart below for more data on this.