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Playa Cambutal Surf Guide

Playa Cambutal in Gulf of Panama is an exposed beach and reef break that has dependable surf Offshore winds blow from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves together with both left and right hand reef breaks offshore. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Rarely crowded here.

Playa Cambutal Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and reefIcon  s0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Cambutal:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Cambutal occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Playa Cambutal (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa Cambutal with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 81% of the time in January while 8% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 11% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
81%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
8%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
11%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Playa Cambutal Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 16 April 2021, 19:24 Local Time
Friday 16Sat
4PM7PM10PM1AM
Wave (m) 1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
2.0
SSW
Period (s) 16 16 16 16
Wind (km/h) 10
SSE 10
W 10
WNW 5
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
off
cross-
on

Swell History at Playa Cambutal

Surf stats for Playa Cambutal, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Playa Cambutal

Wind stats for Playa Cambutal, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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