Morro Negrito Reviews and Ratings
(Panama – Golfo de Chiriqui)
Visitor reviews of Morro Negrito surf break
May 01, 2012
Sam Parks from United States
I recently returned from a week at Morro Negrito and the entire experience was awesome. I booked this trip months in advance and watched the reviews pour in from other surfers. I wasn't sure exactly how everything was going to come together but it did; flawlessly. We arrived in Panama and were greeted by David who was amazingly helpful and took great care to ensure that we had everything that we needed. The staff in Puerto Yurre (Ruly, Elise, Lucy, Raul, Chano and Chefi) were unbelievably cordial and really went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable and prepared for the day's adventures. The surf breaks were incredible, the islands were beautiful and the people were warm and welcoming. Our surf guide, was knowledgeable and went to great lengths to ensure that we had an awesome experience. Already planning to go back next year.
Morro Negrito Ratings
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Quality on a good day: 3.5
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
(1: Morro Negrito is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 2.0
(1: Morro Negrito is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Panama - Golfo de Chiriqui. 5: the best break in Panama - Golfo de Chiriqui).
Difficulty Level: 3.5
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 2.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Morro Negrito can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Other Options: 4.0
(1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Morro Negrito, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Morro Negrito are often excellent).
Water Quality: 4.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Morro Negrito is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Morro Negrito requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 1.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Morro Negrito for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Morro Negrito is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Morro Negrito is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 3.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Morro Negrito, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Morro Negrito where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).
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