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Nuevo Loco ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Nuevo Loco Surf Guide

Nuevo Loco in Golfo de Panama is an exposed reef break that only works once in a while The best wind direction is from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. A right hand reef. Best around high tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Hazards include rocks and pollution.

Nuevo Loco Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
27.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Nuevo Loco:

The best conditions reported for surf at Nuevo Loco occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Nuevo Loco with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 85% of the time in July while 11% 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.
clean
85%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
11%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
4%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Nuevo Loco Location Map

Interactive Nuevo Loco 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 Nuevo Loco is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC) in Panama, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Nuevo Loco is Howard Afb Airport (HOW), also in Panama, 15 km (9 miles) away.

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Nuevo Loco Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 26 February 2021, 00:19 Local Time
ThuFriday 26
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
0.3
SSW
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 5
NW 5
NW 5
NW
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Nuevo Loco

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

Wind History at Nuevo Loco

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

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