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La Zurda ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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La Zurda Surf Guide

La Zurda in Golfo de Panama is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf Works best in offshore winds from the north northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. A left hand reef break. Best around high tide. It's sometimes crowded here. Hazards include rocks, pollution, locals.

La Zurda Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Zurda:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Zurda occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing La Zurda with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 84% of the time in April while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 4% 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 La Zurda Location Map

Interactive La Zurda 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 La Zurda is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC) in Panama, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Zurda is Howard Afb Airport (HOW), also in Panama, 14 km (9 miles) away.

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La Zurda Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 28 October 2021, 03:39 Local Time
Thursday 28
Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 17 17
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at La Zurda

Surf stats for La Zurda, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at La Zurda

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

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