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Punta Brava ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Punta Brava Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.2 °C

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016, 14:57 Local time
Tuesday 31
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Wave (m) 1.2
SSW
1.4
SW
1.6
SW
1.6
SW
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h) 5
S 10
SSW 10
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Punta Brava in Golfo de Chiriqui is an exposed reef break that has very consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around low tide. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of urchins and rocks.

Panama wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Playa Santa Catalina, 1 km from Punta Brava.

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Punta Brava Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Santiago, 60 km from Punta Brava.

light winds from the ENE

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Air temperature
31.4 °C

Current weather near Punta Brava

Overall Punta Brava Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in May

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Punta Brava is Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama, which is 157 km (98 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Punta Brava is Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica, 219 km (136 miles) away.
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