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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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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast / Bocas del Toro / Panama

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Sunday 01 May 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 29.6 °C (Statistics for 01 May 1981-2005 - mean: 28.8 max: 29.2 min: 28.2 °C)

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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)

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Period(s) (?)67667788887787777776766
Surfscale.metric
Wave
Graph
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Energy(?)202221272931696264514425292520131212111111104
Wind
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10 NNW10
20 NE20
10 E10
10 NNE10
20 NE20
5 NE5
5 ENE5
20 NE20
5 NE5
10 NNW10
20 NNE20
0 S0
5 NE5
20 NE20
5 SSW5
0 N0
20 NE20
10 WSW10
5 NW5
20 NNE20
15 WSW15
10 WNW10
20 N20
Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
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8:45PM
0.22
7:59AM
0.24

9:25PM
0.26
8:56AM
0.19

10:11PM
0.31
10:03AM
0.14

11:00PM
0.35
11:23AM
0.10

11:53PM
0.39
12:54PM
0.08

12:48AM
0.41

2:27PM
0.07



Low Tide
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2:11PM
-0.09
2:17AM
0.05

2:42PM
-0.08
3:33AM
0.03

3:16PM
-0.07

4:53AM
0.00
3:53PM
-0.05

6:14AM
-0.03
4:35PM
-0.03

7:30AM
-0.08
5:24PM
-0.01

8:38AM
-0.12
6:22PM
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
clearrain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrsrain shwrssome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudsclearsome cloudssome cloudsclearclearsome cloudssome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
-416--423164------------12
High °C
2928282828282829282929282928282828272828272828
Low °C
2928272828272828272828282828272828262728262828
Chill °C (?)
2928282828282829282929282928282828272828272828
Sunrise
6:11--6:11--6:11--6:11--6:09--6:09--6:09--6:09-
Sunset
-6:38--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:39--6:39
Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 49mm), heaviest during Sun night. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Sun morning, min 27°C on Sun night). Wind will be generally light.Long Range Forecast:Moderate rain (total 12mm), heaviest on Sun afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 29°C on Thu morning, min 26°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

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