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Bluff ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 4.8

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Bluff Spot ID

Bluff - el arenal bocas del toro photo


Photo credit: sasha radomiselskaya

 dom en bluff photo


Photo credit: domini

Competencia de Bodyboard Bluff 2017 Martin Ruiz photo


Photo credit: Martín Ruiz Santiago

Type: sandbar

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind SW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.2 °C

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Friday, 20 September 2019, 04:52 Local time
Friday 20
Wave (m) 0.4
Period (s) 6 6 8 8
Wind (km/h) 5
WSW 10
SW 5
SSE 10
Wind State off off cross-

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Bluff in Bocas del Torro is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips etc.

Panama wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay, Panama, 7 km from Bluff.

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Bluff Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Palmira, 76 km from Bluff.


Air temperature
- °C

Current weather near Bluff

Overall Bluff Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Bluff Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Bluff:

  • Closest city location
    Puerto Limon (Costa Rica)
    68 mi
  • Second closest city location
    69 mi
  • Third closest city location
    San Isidro (Costa Rica)
    99 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Turrialba (Costa Rica)
    103 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Paraiso (Costa Rica)
    114 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bluff is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bluff is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Bluff and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
Bluff break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Bluff, Bocas del Toro. Use the tab navigation above to view Bluff sea temperature, Bluff photographs, Bluff detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bluff webcams, current wind from Bocas del Toro live weather stations and Bluff tide predictions. The Panama swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Panama and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Panama wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Bluff.