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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

Overall: 2.8

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  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still offshore at Paunch Reef (light winds from the E at ASCAT278E9N 53 km from Paunch Reef). no significant swell
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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast / Bocas del Toro / Panama

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Saturday 24 Sep 2016 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 29.1 °C (Statistics for 24 Sep 1981-2005 - mean: 28.4 max: 29.2 min: 27.5 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)66677888888788888988141413
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Wave
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Energy(?)253142561041471221131251251107986829316718724717111334716861648
Wind
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15 NNE15
10 WNW10
10 NW10
20 NNE20
10 W10
5 NW5
15 NE15
5 SW5
10 SSE10
15 NE15
10 SSW10
0 SE0
15 NE15
10 W10
15 NW15
15 NNE15
10 W10
10 NW10
20 N20
15 W15
10 NW10
20 N20
5 SW5
Wind State(?)crossoffcross-
off
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High Tide
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7:35PM
0.45
8:48AM
0.20

8:25PM
0.41
9:39AM
0.21

9:17PM
0.37
10:29AM
0.22

10:10PM
0.33
11:20AM
0.23

11:08PM
0.28
12:11PM
0.24

12:14AM
0.24

1:01PM
0.26
1:31AM
0.20

1:47PM
0.28

Low Tide
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2:51AM
-0.06

1:47PM
0.05
3:38AM
-0.04

2:45PM
0.07

4:24AM
-0.02
3:47PM
0.08

5:08AM
0.02
4:57PM
0.09

5:51AM
0.05
6:16PM
0.09

6:31AM
0.08

7:40PM
0.09
7:10AM
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)
217468-4--42-542142-62-15
High °C
2928282828292928292827292828292827292828292828
Low °C
2828282827292927282827282827292827292827282828
Chill °C (?)
2928282828292928292827292828292827292828292828
Sunrise
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Sunset
6:22--6:22--6:22--6:21--6:20--6:20--6:19--6:19-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 56mm), heaviest during Sat afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sat afternoon, min 27°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 41mm), heaviest during Thu afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Wed morning, min 27°C on Wed 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