A friend of mine are looking to do an extended trip in Central America
with a 31 - 40 foot sailboat -- notably, Nicaragua
, Costa Rica
, El Salvador, Guatemala
and potentially Panama
One of our primary goals on the trip will be do find some good surf, and there are plenty of good breaks in this area - I've surfed a handful of them in the past.
Unfortunately, the best time for waves, happens to be the "worst" time to be in the area on a sailboat due to potential for hurricane
activity. We've used a sailboat to anchor
off of breaks in Puerto Rico
and the BVI and had some success but I'm wondering if this concept
in Central America
If we expect storms, are there places to hide the boat and take shelter? Are there places to absolutely 100% avoid this time of year? Should we stay within a certain range of main ports
during this season?
We've done a few deliveries, a bunch of Caribbean
island hopping and have other small boat racing
Your comments on this idea would be appreciated.