Shane Borland In The Land Of Lakes And Volcanoes
Nicaragua: Where beach breaks peak and the offshores blow.
Apparently, the name “Nicaragua” was derived from a linguistic blending of the words Nicarao (a chieftain of a powerful indigenous tribe based in modern-day Nicaragua originally encountered by Spanish conquistadors all those years back) and the Spanish term for water, aqua. However, that rumour was disapproved in 2002, as it was determined that the chieftain’s real name was Macuilmiquiztli (so close), which means “Five Deaths,” rather than Nicarao. Bummer. And kinda ominous. Still, it’s neat to think that an area as wave-rich as Nicaragua was literally named after the water and the people who command it. It’s like naming a country after a surfer. A bit of a loose comparison, sure, but made nonetheless. Speaking of surfing and Nicaragua, RVCA’s Shane Borland went down to the land of lakes and volcanoes recently, recording his time for your viewing pleasure. Catch the highlights from his Central America jaunt above.
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