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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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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing glassy conditions at Paunch Reef (calm at Bocas Del Toro Airport 3 km from Paunch Reef). 1.4m 8 s period swell from NE
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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast / Bocas del Toro / Panama

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Friday 18 Aug 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 29.7 °C (Statistics for 18 Aug 1981-2005 - mean: 28.4 max: 29.6 min: 27.6 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)8888888881210998888877777
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)2162211411171075213215111635547722514810065112147826653503542
Wind
(km/h)
15 NW15
20 NNW20
15 WNW15
15 NW15
20 N20
10 WNW10
10 WNW10
10 ENE10
15 SW15
5 NE5
15 NNE15
5 W5
5 WSW5
10 NE10
5 WNW5
5 NW5
10 NNE10
5 WSW5
5 SSE5
20 ESE20
5 E5
5 NNE5
10 NNE10
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
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oncross-
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cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)


9:50PM
0.47
10:44AM
0.10

10:43PM
0.45
11:53AM
0.11

11:38PM
0.42

1:05PM
0.14
12:38AM
0.37

2:14PM
0.17
1:41AM
0.33

3:16PM
0.21
2:46AM
0.29

4:09PM
0.25



Low Tide
/ height (m)

2:25PM
-0.02

5:29AM
-0.06
3:19PM
0.00

6:23AM
-0.05
4:22PM
0.03

7:16AM
-0.05
5:37PM
0.05

8:07AM
-0.04

7:04PM
0.07
8:55AM
-0.03

8:37PM
0.08
9:39AM
-0.02




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)
-1115-711-313-1418294-22-1335
High °C
2929282928282929282728272929282929282928272728
Low °C
2828272828272829252627262828272829272827262728
Chill °C (?)
2929282928282929282728272929282929282928272728
Sunrise
6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20--6:20-
Sunset
-6:44--6:44--6:44--6:43--6:43--6:42--6:42--6:40
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 92mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Fri morning, min 25°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 31mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Tue morning, min 26°C on Mon 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