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Careneros Point Break break guidePhoto by: Daniel Petrone

Careneros Point Break Surf Guide

Careneros Point Break in Bocas del Torro is an exposed point break that has very consistent surf The best wind direction is from the west southwest. Usually gets local windswells, but groundswells do happen and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast.Surfers ride left hand point. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of rocks, rips etc.

Careneros Point Break Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
30.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Careneros Point Break:

The best conditions reported for surf at Careneros Point Break occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-southwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Careneros Point Break (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Careneros Point Break with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 75% of the time in December while 25% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 0% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
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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Interactive Careneros Point Break surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Careneros Point Break is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Careneros Point Break is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama, 34 km (21 miles) away.

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Careneros Point Break Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 1 October 2022, 22:03 Local Time
SatSunday 02
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off cross-
off cross-

Swell History at Careneros Point Break

Surf stats for Careneros Point Break, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Careneros Point Break

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

Careneros Point Break Reviews:

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Based on 4 votes.
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  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.8
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Maga from Panama
“Nice point break, working best on incoming tide.”

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