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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast / Bocas del Toro / Panama

12 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 am Thursday 06 Oct 2022 EST
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Paunch Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Paunch Reef sea temperature is 29.9 °C (Statistics for 06 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 28.3 max: 29.5 min: 27.5 °C)
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Paunch Reef surf forecast is for near shore open water. Breaking waves will often be smaller at less exposed spots.
Today's Paunch Reef sea temperature is 29.9 °C (Statistics for 06 Oct 1981-2005 - mean: 28.3 max: 29.5 min: 27.5 °C)

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  1. weather stationWind Update Continuing clean conditions at Paunch Reef (calm at Bocas Del Toro Airport 3 km from Paunch Reef).

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Clean
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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Paunch Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Paunch Reef over the next 12 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Saturday (Oct 08) at 10AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 7s period with a secondary swell of 0.4m and 10s. The wind is predicted to be offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Paunch Reef in the next 12 days are 1.3m 10s and forecast to arrive on Sunday (Oct 09) at 7AM. Winds are predicted to be offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 1.1m 6s period and expected on Sunday (Oct 09) at 7AM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+)10AM (Sat 8th Oct)2.5ft (0.8m) 7s
Best Surf 1AM (Sun 9th Oct)4ft (1.2m) 10s
Most Powerful 7AM (Sun 9th Oct)4.5ft (1.3m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Paunch Reef over the next 12 days.

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Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
Rating
(10 max)
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Swell
Height Map
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T honduras.htsgw.metric.60.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.84.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.108.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.132.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.156.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.180.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.204.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.228.cc23
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
0.6
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
NE
0.7
NE
0.8
NE
0.9
ENE
1.2
NE
1.3
NE
1
N
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.7
NE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.7
NE
0.7
NE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.7
NE
0.7
ENE
0.7
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
0.6
ENE
Period(s) (?)7776667910988888777878888888777777777
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)3143312631395713527927813472725942544634373637605982787257484734333233333532
Wind
(km/h)
10
WNW
15
NNW
15
WNW
20
NW
30
NW
15
WNW
15
WNW
25
NNW
5
SW
10
S
15
SE
10
S
5
WNW
10
WNW
5
W
0
NNW
10
NNW
10
WNW
5
NNW
10
ENE
5
SW
0
SSW
10
E
5
SW
0
SE
10
NE
5
SW
5
S
10
ENE
5
SSW
5
NNW
10
NE
5
WSW
0
ESE
10
ESE
5
WSW
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
offoffcross-
off
glasscrosscross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
off
offglasscross-
off
offglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glassonglassglasscross-
on
cross-
off
glassonglassglasscross-
on
glassglasscross-
on
glass
High Tide
/ height (m)
9:32PM
0.37
10:52AM
0.24
10:32PM
0.31
11:45AM
0.28
11:45PM
0.24
12:38PM
0.32
1:15AM
0.19
1:29PM
0.36
3:00AM
0.16
2:18PM
0.38
4:38AM
0.16
3:04PM
0.40
5:54AM
0.16
3:49PM
0.41
6:46AM
0.16
4:31PM
0.41
7:23AM
0.17
5:11PM
0.41
7:52AM
0.17
5:50PM
0.41
8:19AM
0.17
6:27PM
0.40
Low Tide
/ height (m)
2:59PM
0.08
4:38AM
-0.01
4:23PM
0.09
5:16AM
0.02
5:58PM
0.08
5:53AM
0.05
7:37PM
0.05
6:30AM
0.08
9:04PM
0.02
7:07AM
0.11
10:13PM
-0.02
7:47AM
0.13
11:07PM
-0.05
8:31AM
0.15
11:52PM
-0.06
9:19AM
0.15
12:32AM
-0.06
10:05AM
0.15
1:09AM
-0.06
10:49AM
0.15
1:43AM
-0.05
11:31AM
0.14
2:15AM
-0.03

Note: the tide data above is for Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay, Panama which is 3 km away. Surf properties and timing are calculated for Paunch Reef.New forecast is published every 6 hours at www.surf-forecast.com. See detailed tide info and graph
Offshore winds at Paunch Reef blow from the W

Thursday
06
Friday
07
Saturday
08
Sunday
09
Monday
10
Tuesday
11
Wednesday
12
Thursday
13
Friday
14
Saturday
15
Sunday
16
Monday
17
AMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
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Summaryrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dermod. rainrisk thund- derrain shwrslight rainlight rainsome cloudssome cloudsrisk thund- derrain shwrsrisk thund- dercloudyrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearsome cloudsrisk thund- derclearrain shwrsclearrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- derclearrisk thund- dersome cloudsrisk thund- derrisk thund- derrisk thund- dersome cloudsrain shwrs
Rain (mm)
1312521995211--831-24--1-1-351-5-351-4
Temp. °C282827272726262725252626272726262726272727272827272827282828282827272627
Low °C272726272625252625252625262525262726262725262826272826272826272726272625
Feels °C (?)303029272725262727272729313030313030313031303130323131313032313131312831
Sunrise6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--6:16--
Sunset-6:15--6:15--6:15--6:15--6:14--6:14--6:13--6:13--6:12--6:12--6:10--6:10-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 58mm), heaviest during Fri night. Warm (max 28°C on Thu morning, min 25°C on Fri night). Winds decreasing (fresh winds from the NW on Fri night, calm by Sat night).

Days 3-6 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 16mm), heaviest on Mon afternoon. Warm (max 27°C on Mon morning, min 25°C on Sun morning). Wind will be generally light.

Days 6-9 Weather Summary Moderate rain (total 14mm), heaviest on Wed morning. Warm (max 28°C on Thu afternoon, min 25°C on Wed night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Sat night. Warm (max 28°C on Sat morning, min 25°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

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Information about the Paunch Reef Surf forecast

The above surf forecast table for Paunch Reef provides essential information for determining whether the surfing conditions will be good over the next 12 days. A general guide to surfing at Paunch Reef can be found by selecting the local surf guide option on the grey menu. Our Paunch Reef surf forecast is unique since it includes wave energy (power) that defines the real feel of the surf rather than just the height or the period. If you surf the same spot (Paunch Reef) regularly then make a mental note of the wave energy from the surf forecast table each time you go. Very soon you may start to choose your surf days based on the wave energy alone combined with our forecast of favourable offshore wind conditions. Our star ratings will help here and of course you will also find the usual wave height and period predictions on our surf forecasts as well as a full break down of the swell components under our advanced users option (to reveal that, click the little Einstein character under the tide times).

Further information to help with frequently asked questions about our surf forecast for Paunch Reef may be found under the help tab on the top menu and also by moving your mouse over the question marks on the surf forecast table itself. Please always bear in mind that the forecast is for near-shore open water and local factors at each surf break influence the actual breaking wave height, such as the beach / reef profile, water depths offshore and shelter.

Are you planning a holiday in Bocas del Toro? If you are looking for accommodation near Paunch Reef, camping, hotels and holiday cottages in Bocas del Toro, consider staying in Changuinola which is 31 km (19 miles) away. Alternatively, find information about places to stay and car hire in Chiriqui Grande which is 50 km (31 miles) away