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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 The wind is still offshore at Paunch Reef (fresh winds from the WNW at Bocas Del Toro Airport 3 km from Paunch Reef). 2.5m 8 s period wind swell from N
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Moderate
30 km/h
WNW
Offshore
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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast / Bocas del Toro / Panama

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Wednesday 13 Dec 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 27.7 °C (Statistics for 13 Dec 1981-2005 - mean: 28.0 max: 28.7 min: 27.2 °C)

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Swell
Height Map See all maps
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.3
N
2.3
N
2.3
NNE
1.7
N
1.2
N
0.8
N
0.8
ENE
0.9
ENE
1.4
NE
1.7
NE
1.8
NE
2
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2
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2.3
NE
2.3
NE
2.5
NE
2.5
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2.3
NE
2.2
NE
2.3
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2.1
NE
1.8
NE
2
NE
Period(s) (?)888877779999910101011101010101010
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)7337726883591525959843164705516496359789401312166110619321082800614738
Wind
(km/h)
35
NW
25
WNW
20
WNW
25
WNW
15
WSW
10
WSW
5
NW
15
W
15
WNW
15
NW
15
W
20
W
10
WNW
15
NW
15
WSW
15
NW
15
W
15
W
15
NNW
15
W
15
W
15
NW
20
WNW
Wind State(?)cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffglassoffoffcross-
off
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off
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High Tide
/ height (m)

9:37PM
0.13
10:22AM
0.41

10:57PM
0.09
11:01AM
0.42

12:52AM
0.07
11:38AM
0.41


12:14PM
0.41


12:51PM
0.40



1:27PM
0.39


2:04PM
0.38

Low Tide
/ height (m)
4:59PM
0.05
2:53AM
0.02

6:13PM
0.02
3:08AM
0.05


7:22PM 2:59AM
-0.01 0.07


8:22PM
-0.03


9:12PM
-0.05


9:54PM
-0.06


10:29PM
-0.06



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
rain shwrsheavy rainheavy rainrain shwrsclearclearclearclearsome cloudsrisk thund- derrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudsrain shwrsrain shwrsclearrisk thund- derlight rain
Rain (mm)
336134-----22--4-12-102-21
High °C
2524252625282826282826282826282726282827282827
Low °C
2524242524262725272726272725272726272726272826
Chill °C (?)
2524252625282826282826282826282726282827282827
Sunrise
--6:35--6:35--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:39--
Sunset
6:09--6:10--6:10--6:12--6:12--6:13--6:13--6:14-
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 60mm), heaviest during Wed night. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Fri morning, min 24°C on Wed night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Wed afternoon, light winds from the NW by Fri afternoon).Long Range Forecast:Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 28°C on Sun morning, min 25°C on Sun 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