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Rio Mar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.4

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Rio Mar Spot ID

Panama, Rio Mar photo

Rio Mar

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July 2014 Swell, Rio Mar photo

Rio Mar

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Frente de Rio Mar photo

Rio Mar

Photo credit: Bruno Sanchez Laws

Capt. Barnes, Rio Mar photo

Rio Mar

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 28.8 °C

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Friday, 19 October 2018, 03:59 Local time
Friday 19
Wave (m) 0.3
Period (s) 16 15 15 15
Wind (km/h) 5
NNW 10
NW 5
Wind State off off off glass

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Rio Mar in Golfo de Panama is a fairly exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Panama wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Palmer, 3 km from Rio Mar.

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Rio Mar Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sora, 21 km from Rio Mar.


Air temperature
22 °C

Current weather near Rio Mar

Overall Rio Mar Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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  • The closest passenger airport to Rio Mar is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 67 km (42 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Rio Mar is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 75 km (47 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Tocumen International (Panama City) Airport (PTY), also in Panama, 96 km (60 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Rio Mar, Gulf of Panama. Use the tab navigation above to view Rio Mar sea temperature, Rio Mar photographs, Rio Mar detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Rio Mar webcams, current wind from Gulf of Panama live weather stations and Rio Mar 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 Rio Mar.