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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 Recent cross-shore wind 72 km from Paunch Reef has fallen light (calm at Palmira). Waves should be turning glassy at Paunch Reef. no significant swell
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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast / Bocas del Toro / Panama

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 am Tuesday 17 Oct 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 31.2 °C (Statistics for 17 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 28.2 max: 29.0 min: 27.1 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)77778899988888910101010101099
Surfscale.metric
Wave
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Energy(?)82654979108114132226249184135132117120170241275348341376334253247
Wind
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10 W10
15 WNW15
20 NNW20
15 WNW15
10 NW10
20 NNW20
15 WNW15
10 NW10
15 N15
5 WNW5
5 N5
15 NNE15
10 WNW10
5 NW5
15 N15
5 W5
5 NW5
15 N15
5 WSW5
10 SSE10
10 ENE10
5 WNW5
5 NW5
Wind State(?)offcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffglasscrossoffcross-
off
crossoffcross-
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glassglass
High Tide
/ height (m)
10:05PM
0.29
11:12AM
0.30

11:13PM
0.24
12:01PM
0.33

12:34AM
0.20
12:49PM
0.34

2:10AM
0.17

1:36PM
0.35
3:48AM
0.16

2:20PM
0.36

5:10AM
0.17
3:01PM
0.37

6:08AM
0.17
3:40PM
0.37


Low Tide
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4:37AM
0.02
5:33PM
0.08

5:16AM
0.05
6:58PM
0.06

5:54AM
0.09

8:18PM
0.04
6:30AM
0.12

9:26PM
0.02
7:07AM
0.14

10:20PM
-0.01
7:47AM
0.16

11:05PM
-0.02
8:32AM
0.16



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)
321065144-91-72-12-511---
High °C
2830292829292829292829292829282729282728282827
Low °C
2729282828292728292728292728282728282727282727
Chill °C (?)
2830292829292829292829292829282729282728282827
Sunrise
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Sunset
--6:10--6:09--6:09--6:08--6:08--6:08--6:07--
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 54mm), heaviest during Tue afternoon. Very warm air temperatures (max 30°C on Tue morning, min 27°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 19mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Fri afternoon, min 27°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