Tired of surfing in the wet? Try a volcano!

Volcano boarding By Tracey Capen

A cold, wet winter here in the Pacific Northwest soon puts us in mind of warm places — possibly somewhere we might try a bit of longboard surfing. Hawaii? Been there, done that. We’re looking for something a bit more exotic.

Now here’s a spot that just might do: the Cerro Negro volcano in Nicaragua. It’s definitely dry, warm, and well off the beaten path — and we can surf down its face! If that sounds rad to you, check this out dude! Play the video

And if you’re not too squeamish about extremely hard landings, watch a video of what happens when a world-record mountain-bike descent of the Cerro Negro goes predictably wrong!

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Tracey Capen

About Tracey Capen

Editor in chief Tracey Capen was the executive editor of reviews at PC World magazine for 10 years, from 1995 to 2005. He was InfoWorld's managing editor of reviews from 1993 to 1995 and worked in the magazine's test center and as networking editor from 1989 to 1992. Between his stints at InfoWorld, he was senior labs editor at Corporate Computing magazine.