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Bluff ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 4.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 4.8

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Surf Report Feed
Bluff break guidePhoto by: sasha radomiselskaya

Bluff Surf Guide

Bluff in Bocas del Torro is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. The quality of the surf isn't affected by the tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rips etc.

Bluff Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
29.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bluff:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bluff occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:
Panama wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Bluff sea temperature, Bluff photographs, Bluff detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Bluff webcams, current wind from Bocas del Toro live weather stations and Bluff 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 Bluff

Bluff Surf:

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 15:36 Local time
Saturday 08Sun
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
NNW 15
WNW 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay, Panama, 7 km from Bluff.

IS AT (local time)

Bluff Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Palmira, 76 km from Bluff.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Bluff

Overall Bluff Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Bluff: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Bluff: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Bluff - el arenal bocas del toro photo


Photo credit: sasha radomiselskaya

 dom en bluff photo


Photo credit: domini

Competencia de Bodyboard Bluff 2017 Martin Ruiz photo


Photo credit: Martín Ruiz Santiago

Bluff Location Maps

Bluff Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Bocas del Toro surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Bluff

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Bluff:

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Wave buoys nearest to Bluff:

Tide stations nearest to Bluff:

  • Closest tide station
    Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    13 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    67 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    73 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    82 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Bluff is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 8 km (5 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Bluff is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama, 30 km (19 miles) away.
  • Third is Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica, 104 km (65 miles) away.
  • Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama is 115 km (71 miles) away.
  • Coto 47 Airport (OTR) in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Bluff and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
Bluff break location map and break info