Paunch Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Bocas del Toro, Panama)


Paunch Reef Spot ID:

Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell NE | Wind W

Sea Temperature Today is: 30.0 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 04:19 Local time

Sun Monday 30
10PM 1AM 4AM 7AM
Wave (m) 1.2
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WNW 15
W 20
W 20
Wind State off off off off

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Paunch Reef in Bocas del Toro is an exposed reef break that has quite reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the best wave direction is from the northeast. 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 urchins,rocks,etc.

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For Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay, Panama, 3 km from Paunch Reef.

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Live Weather:

At Palmira, 72 km from Paunch Reef.

light winds from the N

Air temperature
18 °C

Current weather near Paunch Reef

Overall Paunch Reef Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Paunch Reef:

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Closest break Dumpers 1 mi
Second closest break Careneros Point Break 2 mi
Third closest break Bluff 2 mi
Fourth closest break Silverbacks 2 mi
Fifth closest break First Beach (Wizard Beach) 11 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Paunch Reef:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 515 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 746 mi
Third closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1163 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Bay of Campeche Buoy 1172 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Mid Gulf Buoy 1237 mi

Tide stations nearest to Paunch Reef:

Closest tide station Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay 2 mi
Second closest tide station Almirante 12 mi
Third closest tide station Limon 69 mi
Fourth closest tide station Pedregal 71 mi
Fifth closest tide station Golfito 81 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Paunch Reef:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1318 mi
Second closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1745 mi
Third closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1773 mi
Fourth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1776 mi
Fifth closest ski area Sapphire Valley (United States) 1781 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Paunch Reef:

Closest city location David (Panama) 67 mi
Second closest city location Puerto Limon (Costa Rica) 70 mi
Third closest city location San Isidro (Costa Rica) 99 mi
Fourth closest city location Turrialba (Costa Rica) 105 mi
Fifth closest city location Paraiso (Costa Rica) 116 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Paunch Reef is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Paunch Reef is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama, 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 108 km (67 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Paunch Reef and is 118 km (73 miles) away.
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