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Southwest Panama Surfing

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Panama joins Central America to continental South America via a thin isthmus of land blanketed in wild jungle and marshlands. It is severed by the amazing engineering feat that is the Panama Canal, which leads from the surf drenched Pacific coast to the great potential of the Caribbean coast. Panama feels like an uncrowded version of its? neighbour, Costa Rica, plus there's the added bonus of offshore islands to explore. It's slightly less exposed to the North Pacific swells than Costa Rica but Panama does have a good window for W and S swells along with calm wind patterns. Although the country is not as safe for the travelling surfer as Costa Rica, there is an untapped selection of point breaks and the option of driving from coast to coast within 2 hours. The known spots in the Caribbean are around Colon or Bocas del Toro, with the western part of the country offering the best orientation for Carib swells.
+ World class pointbreaks
+ Calm wind conditions
+ Close to Carribean coastline
+ Uncrowded spots
+ Wild exotic area
- Crowded Santa Catalina
- Intense rainy season
- Lack of roads
- Tropical diseases
- Onshore Swell season
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Guide icon Forecast icon Santa Catalina - La Punta Star Star Star Star Star 5ft 14secs 199° 6mph Overcast No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 15
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S - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Emily's (Morro Negrito) Star Star Star 4.5ft 12secs 199° 3mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 10
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S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon La Barqueta Star Star Star Star 5ft 12secs 196° 3mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Puerto Armuelles Star Star Star Star 5ft 12secs 195° 3mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Venao Star Star Star Star 4ft 15secs 200° 3mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Sandbar Star Star Star 4.5ft 12secs 199° 3mph Light Rain No Reports Available. No Data Available Sand 12
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S - SW Northerly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon The Point Star Star Star 4.5ft 12secs 199° 3mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 12
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S - SW North Easterly All Tides
Guide icon Forecast icon P-Land Star Star Star 4.5ft 12secs 199° 6mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Left Submerged Reef Uneven Reef 15
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S - SW North Easterly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Nestles Star Star Star 4.5ft 12secs 199° 6mph Light Rain No Reports Available. Submerged Reef Peaks Uneven Reef 18
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S - SW Northerly Mid to High Tide
Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Pedasi Star Star Star Star 4ft 15secs 202° 3mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Morrillo Star Star Star 4ft 12secs 196° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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Guide icon Forecast icon Playa Reina Star Star Star 4ft 12secs 196° 4mph Overcast No Reports Available. No Data Available No Data Available No Data Available
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