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Playa Malibu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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Playa Malibu Spot ID

Chame Banks, Playa Malibu photo

Playa Malibu

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Playa Malibu

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Playa Malibu

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Between Malibu & Chame, Playa Malibu photo

Playa Malibu

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Type: river

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.7 °C

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Monday, 26 August 2019, 02:37 Local time
Monday 26
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 17 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 5
Wind State off cross-
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Playa Malibu in Golfo de Panama is a reasonably exposed river break that has quite consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south southwest. The river breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include rips,submerged logs etc.

Panama wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Playa Malibu (0 km).

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Playa Malibu Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sora, 18 km from Playa Malibu.


Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Playa Malibu

Overall Playa Malibu Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

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  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Malibu is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 50 km (31 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Malibu is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 58 km (36 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Tocumen International (Panama City) Airport (PTY), also in Panama, 78 km (48 miles) away.
Playa Malibu break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Malibu, Gulf of Panama. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Malibu sea temperature, Playa Malibu photographs, Playa Malibu detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Malibu webcams, current wind from Gulf of Panama live weather stations and Playa Malibu tide predictions. The Panama swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Panama and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Panama wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Playa Malibu.