Monday Photos: Nicaragua

posted by / Monday Photos / June 23, 2014

Does it get any better then this? Three friends Finn, Eithan and Kei, cruising bikes through the jungle to get to perfect surf.

Does it get any better then this? Three friends — Finn McGill, Eithan Osborne and Kei Kobayashi — cruising bikes through the jungle to get to perfect surf.

The check trail sure got a lot of wear and tear from our crew. On days like this, the wear and tear increases exponentially.

The check trail sure got a lot of wear and tear from our crew. On days like this, the wear and tear increases exponentially.

Eithan Osborne, arms wide open on one of the biggest sets of the trip.

Eithan Osborne, arms wide open on one of the biggest sets of the trip.

Get drunk, dodge bulls and boom, you have a Nicaraguan rodeo.

Get drunk, dodge bulls and boom, you have a Nicaraguan rodeo.

Finn McGill putting his Hawaiian pedigree to good use. He has tube style far beyond his years.

Finn McGill putting his Hawaiian pedigree to good use. He has tube style far beyond his years.

Finn and Eithan taking in all the mayhem of the rodeo. It is literally a jaw dropping experience.

Finn and Eithan taking in all the mayhem of the rodeo. It is literally a jaw dropping experience.

Kellen Ellison on a dreamy one. He had to doggy door it, but still…

Kellen Ellison on a dreamy one. He had to doggy door it, but still…

I was really impressed with Kei Kobayashi’s air game — he stuck this thing without much of a problem.

I was really impressed with Kei Kobayashi’s air game — he stuck this thing without much of a problem.

Kellen Ellison was in rhythm this session. No matter where he sat, the sets kept funneling right into him. Probably doesn't hurt that he surf the best beachbreaks in California on a daily basis.

Kellen Ellison was in rhythm this session. No matter where he sat, the sets kept funneling right into him. Probably doesn't hurt that he surf the best beachbreaks in California on a daily basis.

The Boys decided to enter the ring for a closer view. They all second guessed that decision after watching the bull rider get kicked in the head.

The Boys decided to enter the ring for a closer view. They all second guessed that decision after watching the bull rider get kicked in the head.

JJ Kerson reflects on how many tubes he got that day (a lot).

JJ Kerson reflects on how many tubes he got that day (a lot).

I think this guy needed to get laid and he figured that if he rode a bull backwards, it was sure thing. Hopefully it worked out for him.

I think this guy needed to get laid and he figured that if he rode a bull backwards, it was sure thing. Hopefully it worked out for him.

Finn McGill x perfect sandbar x perfect swell angle = perfection cubed.

Finn McGill x perfect sandbar x perfect swell angle = perfection cubed.

Steffi Kerson is going to be a force in the future of women’s surfing. She has a lot of power on the rail and is definitely not afraid of the tube.

Steffi Kerson is going to be a force in the future of women’s surfing. She has a lot of power on the rail and is definitely not afraid of the tube.

At beachbreaks, it always looks better up the beach. Here’s Finn off to the races.

At beachbreaks, it always looks better up the beach. Here’s Finn off to the races.

Alex Midler joined us for the final few days and stoked out the kids at the school.

Alex Midler joined us for the final few days and stoked out the kids at the school.

Kei Kobayashi, giving back after scoring perfect surf for 10 days straight. Eithan Osborne brought down 3 suitcases of clothes to hand out to the local children and it put smiles on every face.

Kei Kobayashi, giving back after scoring perfect surf for 10 days straight. Eithan Osborne brought down 3 suitcases of clothes to hand out to the local children and it put smiles on every face.

Kellen Ellison on an amazing wave at last light. It was such a perfect wave and a guy stuffed him right as he was about to come out. I was going to say something — then I saw the guy’s cauliflower ears and decided it’d be best to hold my tongue.

Kellen Ellison on an amazing wave at last light. It was such a perfect wave and a guy stuffed him right as he was about to come out. I was going to say something — then I saw the guy’s cauliflower ears and decided it’d be best to hold my tongue.

All Photos And Captions: Seth de Roulet

A few months back, I got a call from my favorite grom Eithan Osborne about doing a trip to Nicaragua with Steffi Kerson and Kellen Ellison. As the trip got closer, we ended up adding Finn Mc Gill and Kei Kobayashi to the roster. It was the first grom trip I’ve done in a very long time. I was a bit skeptical at first, but I must say that I’ve never laughed so hard in my entire life. The trip was full of pranks, shit talking and general shenanigans. There were waves every single day for a 10 day stint, and offshore winds to greet those waves. All in all, we couldn’t have asked for anything better — I really think I could do this trip ten times over and it would never get old. —Seth de Roulet

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