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San Carlos Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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San Carlos Point Spot ID

Jeffrey's, San Carlos Point photo

San Carlos Point

Photo credit: Bruno Sanchez Laws

Type: reef and point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 29.0 °C

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Monday, 10 December 2018, 15:52 Local time
Monday 10Tue
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 20
N 25
NNW 25
N 20
Wind State cross-

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San Carlos Point in Golfo de Panama is a quite exposed reef and point break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Rarely crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Panama wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Palmer, 1 km from San Carlos Point.

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San Carlos Point Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rio Mar San Carlos District wx, 2 km from San Carlos Point.

light winds from the W

Air temperature
31.2 °C

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Overall San Carlos Point Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The closest passenger airport to San Carlos Point is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 63 km (39 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to San Carlos Point is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 71 km (44 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Tocumen International (Panama City) Airport (PTY), also in Panama, 92 km (57 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for San Carlos Point, Gulf of Panama. Use the tab navigation above to view San Carlos Point sea temperature, San Carlos Point photographs, San Carlos Point detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, San Carlos Point webcams, current wind from Gulf of Panama live weather stations and San Carlos Point 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 San Carlos Point.