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El Palmer ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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El Palmer Surf Forecast / Gulf of Panama / Panama

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 12 pm Wednesday 12 May 2021 EST
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El Palmer surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Palmer sea temperature is 28.8 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 28.3 max: 29.7 min: 27.4 °C)
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El Palmer surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's El Palmer sea temperature is 28.8 °C (Statistics for 12 May 1981-2005 - mean: 28.3 max: 29.7 min: 27.4 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at El Palmer (calm at Nueva Gorgona wx 14 km from El Palmer).

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for El Palmer this week:

The surf forecast for El Palmer over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Wednesday (May 12) at 7PM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.4m and 15s period with a secondary swell of 0.3m and 6s. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at El Palmer in the next 12 days are 0.9m 18s and forecast to arrive on Tuesday (May 18) at 4AM. Winds are predicted to be glassy at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Saturday (May 15) at 4AM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 7PM (Wed 12th May)1.5ft (0.4m) 15s
Best Surf 1PM (Mon 17th May)2ft (0.6m) 19s
Most Powerful 4AM (Tue 18th May)3ft (0.9m) 18s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for El Palmer over the next 12 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
211111112122222133323223334333333222
T honduras.htsgw.metric.12.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.30.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.54.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.78.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.102.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.126.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.150.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.174.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.198.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.222.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.246.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.270.cc23
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.5
S
0.4
SSE
0.5
S
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.9
SSE
1
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.8
SSE
0.7
SSE
0.6
SSE
0.6
SSE
161514141918171717161717161616201918171716161621201918181716161616151515
142131706970629510015487153172149146137133289356433290276196196359432522677547528390371366288246176169
10
NW
5
W
10
NW
0
NE
5
NNE
10
NW
10
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
10
NNE
15
NNW
15
NW
15
N
10
NNW
10
NNW
5
NNW
0
ESE
5
NW
5
SE
5
ENE
10
NNW
5
SSE
5
ENE
10
NNW
0
NNE
5
E
5
NW
0
SSE
0
E
5
NW
0
E
0
E
10
NNW
0
E
5
E
5
NNW
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off
offoffcross-
off
offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
glassglassoffglasscrossoffglassglasscross-
off
glassglassoffglassglassoffglassglassoffglassglasscross-
off
4:24PM
4.20
4:51AM
4.06
4:58PM
4.18
5:26AM
4.01
5:32PM
4.10
6:01AM
3.92
6:07PM
3.97
6:38AM
3.79
6:44PM
3.82
7:17AM
3.65
7:24PM
3.66
8:02AM
3.53
8:11PM
3.51
8:54AM
3.47
9:08PM
3.40
9:55AM
3.49
10:16PM
3.37
10:59AM
3.62
11:27PM
3.47
12:02PM
3.85
12:33AM
3.68
1:00PM
4.13
1:33AM
3.95
10:17AM
0.72
10:39PM
0.42
10:52AM
0.73
11:14PM
0.45
11:27AM
0.80
11:49PM
0.53
12:02PM
0.92
12:24AM
0.66
12:39PM
1.06
1:02AM
0.81
1:19PM
1.21
1:44AM
0.96
2:05PM
1.33
2:32AM
1.08
3:02PM
1.39
3:29AM
1.15
4:09PM
1.36
4:33AM
1.14
5:19PM
1.20
5:39AM
1.03
6:24PM
0.92
6:41AM
0.84
7:22PM
0.58

Note: the tide data above is calculated at the surf break location.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at El Palmer blow from the NW

Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
Tuesday
18
Wednesday
19
Thursday
20
Friday
21
Saturday
22
Sunday
23
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
moderate rain
cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
partially cloudy
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
clear
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
rain showers
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
thunderstorm
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282726282726292726282725292726282726272826282826292826292827292927292827
292927292926292826292826292926292826282827282927292927292927293027293027
6:01--6:01--6:01--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--6:00--
-6:30--6:30--6:30--6:30--6:30--6:30--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:31--6:32-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Wed morning, min 26°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 27mm), heaviest during Mon afternoon. Warm (max 29°C on Sat morning, min 25°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Heavy rain (total 25mm), heaviest during Tue morning. Warm (max 29°C on Wed afternoon, min 26°C on Tue night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 22mm), heaviest during Fri afternoon. Warm (max 30°C on Sat afternoon, min 27°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the El Palmer Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for El Palmer provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at El Palmer can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our El Palmer surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (El Palmer) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for El Palmer may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

El Palmer is 50 km (31 miles) from La Chorrera. If you plan a holiday in Gulf of Panama, look for hotels and other accommodation in La Chorrera. La Chorrera has rooms for a wide range of budgets as well as car hire and transport links.