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Paunch Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.9

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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast / Bocas del Toro / Panama

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Monday 23 Jan 2017 EST

Paunch Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.

Today's Paunch Reef sea temperature is 27.6 °C (Statistics for 23 Jan 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 max: 29.2 min: 26.8 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)66666666557889999988999
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Wave
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Energy(?)159971247362415929184232411440371421380311330388342397
Wind
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15 NE15
10 SW10
10 W10
20 NNW20
15 WSW15
15 W15
15 N15
15 W15
10 WNW10
10 NNE10
15 WSW15
15 WNW15
20 N20
15 W15
10 W10
10 E10
15 W15
10 W10
15 N15
20 W20
20 WNW20
20 N20
20 W20
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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10:15PM
0.04
10:12AM
0.38

11:29PM
0.03
10:48AM
0.38


11:25AM
0.37


12:06PM
0.37


12:49PM
0.35



1:36PM
0.33

4:52AM
0.11
2:26PM
0.30

Low Tide
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5:47PM
-0.01
2:01AM
0.01

6:43PM
-0.02
2:05AM
0.02


7:35PM
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8:21PM
-0.05


8:59PM
-0.05


9:29PM
-0.06


9:53PM
-0.06
7:14AM
0.10


Note: the tide data above is for Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay, Panama which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Paunch Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph

Offshore winds at Paunch Reef blow from the W.
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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
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Low °C
2725262624252624252625272725262625262625262625
Chill °C (?)
2726282625272725272725282726272725272726272726
Sunrise
--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:50--6:50--
Sunset
6:30--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:32--6:32--6:32-
Short Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 15mm), heaviest on Wed afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Tue morning, min 24°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 48mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Paunch Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Paunch Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 7 days. A general guide to surfing at Paunch Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Paunch Reef surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Paunch Reef) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Paunch Reef may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Bocas del Toro? If you are looking for accommodation near Paunch Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Bocas del Toro, consider staying in Changuinola which is 31 km (19 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Chiriqui Grande which is 50 km (31 miles) away