Playa Venao ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.9
Crowds: 2.9

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Playa Venao Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Gulf of Panama)

Venao Morning, Playa Venao photo

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Playa Venao Spot ID:

Type: sandbar

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.2 °C

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Monday, 30 March 2015, 07:56 Local time

Monday 30
4AM 7AM 10AM 1PM
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 14 14 14 14
Wind (km/h) 25
N 25
N 30
NNE 30
Wind State cross-

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Playa Venao in Gulf of Panama is an exposed sandbar break that is usually a safe bet Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The sandbar breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around mid tide when the tide is falling. Likely to be crowded if working. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Destiladeros, 7 km from Playa Venao.

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Playa Venao Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Coronado, 123 km from Playa Venao.

moderate winds from the WSW

Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Playa Venao

Overall Playa Venao Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Playa Venao Location Maps

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Venao:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Destiladeros 4 mi
Second closest break Modrono 25 mi
Third closest break Mariatos 60 mi
Fourth closest break Rio Mar 69 mi
Fifth closest break Hawaiisito 70 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Playa Venao:

Closest wave buoy Western Caribbean Buoy 652 mi
Second closest wave buoy Yucatan Basin Buoy 917 mi
Third closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 1281 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East of Bahamas Buoy 1283 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy East Gulf Buoy 1325 mi

Tide stations nearest to Playa Venao:

Closest tide station Veracruz 103 mi
Second closest tide station Balboa 110 mi
Third closest tide station San Miguelito 116 mi
Fourth closest tide station Puerto Escondido 121 mi
Fifth closest tide station Cristobal 132 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Playa Venao:

Closest ski area Huascaran (Peru) 1158 mi
Second closest ski area Chacaltaya (Bolivia) 1845 mi
Third closest ski area Cloudmont (United States) 1893 mi
Fourth closest ski area Sky Valley (United States) 1916 mi
Fifth closest ski area Scaly Mountain (United States) 1918 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Playa Venao:

Closest city location Chitre (Panama) 44 mi
Second closest city location Santiago de Veraguas (Panama) 78 mi
Third closest city location La Chorrera (Panama) 101 mi
Fourth closest city location Vista Alegre (Panama) 106 mi
Fifth closest city location Arraijan (Panama) 108 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Playa Venao is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 171 km (106 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Playa Venao is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 178 km (111 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Tocumen International (Panama City) Airport (PTY), also in Panama, 195 km (121 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Playa Venao, Gulf of Panama. Use the tab navigation above to view Playa Venao sea temperature, Playa Venao photographs, Playa Venao detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Playa Venao webcams, current wind from Gulf of Panama live weather stations and Playa Venao 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 Venao.


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