Surf & Volunteer in El Transito
Experience surf travel done differently. Surf great waves while interacting with the local customs, history, and the environmental issues as a volunteer.
Contact us to receive for information about the trip and apply.
Fill out application and include an optional resume or CV.
Wait to hear back regarding your submission and move along with payment and scheduling details about your volunteer surf trip.
El Tránsito is small fishing village located on the Pacific Coast about one hour from Managua. The people who live, about 1,800, are happy and content even in their poor living circumstances. This loving community is innocent, safe, and wholesome. Not to mention, the beach has amazing surf and the sunsets are unforgettable.
While you volunteer, you will stay at SOLID, 5 star lodging that sits right at the water’s edge and in front of the most consistent surf break in the region. Each room has a with a private bath, A/C and lock box. Did we forget to mention the pool, yoga studios, and full-service bar that delivers straight to your hammock? Oh yeah.
Your involvement will vary based on the skills and experience you bring to El Transito. There are many different types of projects and opportunities to lend a hand to. Some options include:
The Center for the Arts, the CREA Program, English Language Teaching, the “Learning Garden”, the Medical Clinic, the “Paint the Town” Project, Kid’s Sports Programs, Environmental / Wildlife Education and Beach Clean Ups.
Projects will vary based on your skills and interests and the needs in the community at the time of your visit. Chose from one of the specific areas listed above or we will work with the local community to put together a program that is tailored to your skill set. Just let us know what you’d like to help with, and we’ll take care of making it happen!
Nicaragua has waves for all levels: world-class reef barrels to mellow beach breaks. Due to lake Nicaragua, the country experiences 300+ days of offshore wind that create desirable surf conditions (waves are smoother and less choppy), not to mention warm water and air year-round.
The weather here ranges from the high 80’s- low 90’s °F (~27-33°C), with the water in the low 80’s °F (~27°C) year round.
The surfing spots and opportunities are plentiful; there are three great breaks within walking distance and if the wind isn't cooperating, they can drive you to a better spot.
Staying in El Transit, you feel so far removed from the rest of the world with the most consistent break in the whole country, all to yourself. The staff is amazing and will go out of their way to accommodate you in any way
We had such a blast these last two weeks hanging out at ETCA and getting to know some of the kids and youth and the ladies that work there.
Couldn't say enough about this place: beautiful beach, spotless facilities, and the best food you'll eat in Nicaragua, top it all off with fun, attentive, knowledgeable owners and an always smiling and helpful support staff. You will absolutely regret coming here-you'll never want to leave and nowhere else you go will be as good!!
Something very hard to find...great mix of waves, awesome food, nice rooms, and you get to hang and learn from some of the best surfers around. There are no crowds no commercialism...Thanks for everything!
I had an amazing time at ETCA playing with and getting to know the kids of the community. Lots of "ping pong", laughs, spanglish conversations, and on the last day we made bracelets!