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First Beach (Wizard Beach) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Bocas del Toro, Panama)

First Beach (Wizard Beach) Surf Guide

First Beach(Wizard Beach) in Bocas del Torro is a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf Offshore winds are from the northwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the east. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Beware of rocks, rips etc.

First Beach (Wizard Beach) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing First Beach (Wizard Beach):

The best conditions reported for surf at First Beach (Wizard Beach) occur when a East swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf First Beach (Wizard Beach) (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing First Beach (Wizard Beach) 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 73% of the time in January while 7% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% 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).

Explore First Beach (Wizard Beach) Location Map

Interactive First Beach (Wizard Beach) 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 First Beach (Wizard Beach) is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 16 km (10 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to First Beach (Wizard Beach) is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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First Beach (Wizard Beach) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 8 December 2022, 00:23 Local Time
WedThursday 08
Wave (m)
Period (s) 7 7 8 8
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off cross-

Swell History at First Beach (Wizard Beach)

Surf stats for First Beach (Wizard Beach), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at First Beach (Wizard Beach)

Wind stats for First Beach (Wizard Beach), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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