Alex Knost

When Tin Ojeda traveled south in November to film the follow-up to Expencive Porno Movie in Nicaragua, he took a crew of rippers with him to the land of offshores. Here, a classic Central American scene: a comfortably reclined friend watches as Alex Knost streaks by.

Jared Mell

Jared Mell, straight off the plane and into some groomed beauties.

The Crew

This was the scene every morning for ten days: a tangle of leashes, quivers, and sunrises.

Alex Knost

Once the wind came side-onshore during the backend of a swell, Alex Knost stopped looking for tubes and started searching for opportunities to lay down some turns on his seven-foot bonzer.

Lee Meirowitz

Lee Meirowitz, one of a slew East Coasters on the trip, was raised on a steady diet of Long Beach & Jersey tubes. He looked right at home in sandy Nicaraguan pits.

Alex Knost

As a surfer, this is what you travel for: Alex Knost, filling an empty barrel
in an empty lineup.

Jared Mell

When the crew heard that the caretaker of the local property owned a collection of horses, they knew that their surf film would not be complete without some sort of equine session. Jared Mell, paying tribute to and poking fun at the classics, board in tow.

Jared Mell

Mell, in over his head but not sweating it.

Horse Session

Alex Knost saunters into the sunset.

Alek Parker

Alek Parker arrived hungry for the fastest, hollowest waves he could find.

Alex Knost

Knost, all power and flair.

Mikey DeTemple

Mikey DeTemple's MO for the trip was to sit out the back, sometimes for thirty minutes at a time, and wait for the perfect set wave. DeTemple, patience rewarded.

Mikey DeTemple

DeTemple, putting the garnish on another sandbar bowl.

Mikey DeTemple

DeTemple, navigating from the nose.

Mikey DeTemple

Exhibit A for Mikey, again. Only DeTemple and Knost remained for the last day of the trip, and the two traded gems like these back and forth, blow for blow.

Alex Knost

This wave Alex Knost nabbed started as a smallish lump, then grew into a throaty drainer when he began paddling.

Jared Mell

Mell, standing tall over very shallow water.

Alex Knost

Knost, drawing an expert line in a pincher.

Jared Mell

The main peak proved moody and unpredictable, but this beauty let Mell right in and turned into a perfectly tapered wall.

Mikey DeTemple

Mikey DeTemple, moving fast with both hands on the wall.

Alex Knost

Knost calling it a day, as hammocks, cold Tonãs, and a new pool await at the lodge.

Mikey DeTemple

DeTemple, tickling.

Jared Mell

Jared Mell catches a speed-blur spin cycle in the early morning. Nobody complained about waking before the sun, hoping to get a few hours in before
the relentless heat settled for good.

Alex Knost

Knost, drop-wallet hack.

Alex Knost

A scene from an ideal Nicaragua morning: Alex Knost heads out. Gets five tubes on one board. Runs back in. Switches boards. Runs back out. Gets five more tubes.
Repeats as desired.