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Esmeralda ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.2

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Esmeralda Spot ID

IMG021, Esmeralda photo


Photo credit: Pedro

Type: reef

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell SSW | Wind NW

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.9 °C

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Friday, 18 October 2019, 14:08 Local time
Friday 18
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 0
SE 5
NNE 10
Wind State glass on glass cross-

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Esmeralda in Golfo de Panama is a fairly exposed reef break that does not work very often The best wind direction is from the northwest. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The reef provides both left and right breaks. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Rocks are a hazard.

Panama wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For El Palmer, 4 km from Esmeralda.

IS AT (local time)

Esmeralda Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Sora, 17 km from Esmeralda.


Air temperature
28 °C

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Overall Esmeralda Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in October

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

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Esmeralda Location Map

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  • The closest passenger airport to Esmeralda is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 60 km (37 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Esmeralda is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 68 km (42 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Tocumen International (Panama City) Airport (PTY), also in Panama, 89 km (55 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Esmeralda, Gulf of Panama. Use the tab navigation above to view Esmeralda sea temperature, Esmeralda photographs, Esmeralda detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Esmeralda webcams, current wind from Gulf of Panama live weather stations and Esmeralda 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 Esmeralda.