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Isla Grande ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.8

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Isla Grande break guidePhoto by: sasha radomiselskaya

Isla Grande Surf Guide

Isla Grande in Colon Vicinity is a fairly exposed reef break that has reliable surf The best wind direction is from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the northeast. Both left and right reef breaks. Best around mid tide when the tide is rising. Rarely crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Isla Grande Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Isla Grande:

The best conditions reported for surf at Isla Grande occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Isla Grande with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 31% of the time in June while 36% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 33% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
31%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
36%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
33%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Isla Grande Location Map

Interactive Isla Grande 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 Isla Grande is Tocumen International (Panama City) Airport (PTY) in Panama, which is 66 km (41 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Isla Grande is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 74 km (46 miles) away.

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Isla Grande Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 05:21 Local Time
Thursday 22
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 2.0
NE
1.8
NE
1.8
NE
1.8
NE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
N 15
NNE 20
NE 20
NE
Wind State cross cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

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Swell History at Isla Grande

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Wind History at Isla Grande

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

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    • Icon  s32.8
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    • Icon  s32.9
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beach  redBeach
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    44km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s22.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    68km away

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