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Paunch Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 2.9

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Paunch Reef Surf Forecast / Bocas del Toro / Panama

7 Day Weather and Surf, issued 6 pm Saturday 06 Mar 2021 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 27.6 °C (Statistics for 06 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 30.1 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 27.6 °C (Statistics for 06 Mar 1981-2005 - mean: 28.6 max: 30.1 min: 27.5 °C)

Eyeball surf reportRecent Eyeball Surf Reports for Bocas del Toro

  1. weather stationWind Update The wind is still cross-on at Paunch Reef (light winds from the NE at Palmira 72 km from Paunch Reef). no significant swell

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Best Forecast Surf Conditions for Paunch Reef this week:

The surf forecast for Paunch Reef over the next 7 days: The first swell (rated 1 star or higher) is forecast to arrive on Sunday (Mar 07) at 1AM. The primary swell is predicted to be 0.8m and 7s period. The wind is predicted to be cross-offshore as the swell arrives.

The most powerful waves expected at Paunch Reef in the next 7 days are 2.2m 10s and forecast to arrive on Wednesday (Mar 10) at 1AM. Winds are predicted to be cross-offshore at the time the swell arrives. The largest open ocean swell (not directed at the beach) is 0.4m 3s period and expected on Sunday (Mar 07) at 1PM.

Wave TypeTime (EST) & Date Wave Height & Period
Next good surf (1 star+) 1AM (Sun 7th Mar)2.5ft (0.8m) 7s
Best Surf 7AM (Tue 9th Mar)6.5ft (2.0m) 9s
Most Powerful 1AM (Wed 10th Mar)7ft (2.2m) 10s

Table - best surf conditions forecast for Paunch Reef over the next 7 days.

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Rating
(10 max)
Swell
Height Map
Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
Period(s) (?)
Wave
Graph
(?)Metric surfscale
Energy (?)
Wind
(km/h)
Wind State (?)
onshore
cross-onshore
cross-shore
cross-offshore
offshore
glassy
High Tide
/ height (m)
Low Tide
/ height (m)
Summary
Rain (mm)
High °C
Low °C
Chill °C (?)
Sunrise
Sunset
Sat
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
01102213344413323313312
T honduras.htsgw.metric.6.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.24.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.48.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.72.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.96.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.120.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.144.cc23
T honduras.htsgw.metric.168.cc23
0.9
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.8
ENE
0.9
NE
1.1
NE
1.5
NE
1.8
NE
1.6
ENE
2
NE
2
NE
2.2
NE
2
NE
1.5
ENE
1.6
ENE
1.4
ENE
1.3
ENE
1.5
NE
1.3
ENE
1.4
NE
1.4
NE
1.4
NE
1.3
NE
1.1
NE
877778899910999998988887
98646875115244359415612607828626351424336251289238273260238196136
15
NNE
5
NNW
15
W
20
N
20
WNW
25
WNW
25
WNW
20
WNW
20
NW
20
N
15
WNW
15
NW
20
N
10
W
10
NNW
15
NNE
10
W
10
WNW
20
NNE
10
W
10
WNW
15
NE
10
WSW
cross-
on
cross-
off
offcrossoffcross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
crossoffcross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
off
8:06PM
0.07
7:49AM
0.45
9:00PM
0.06
8:39AM
0.44
9:53PM
0.06
9:28AM
0.41
10:49PM
0.07
10:20AM
0.37
11:50PM
0.08
11:13AM
0.32
12:53AM
0.10
12:09PM
0.27
1:53AM
0.12
1:13PM
0.22
12:34AM
-0.03
3:29PM
-0.13
1:20AM
-0.03
4:21PM
-0.12
2:08AM
-0.02
5:14PM
-0.10
2:59AM
-0.00
6:05PM
-0.08
3:58AM
0.02
6:55PM
-0.05
5:11AM
0.04
7:40PM
-0.03
6:45AM
0.06
8:20PM
-0.01

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

Sat
06
Sunday
07
Monday
08
Tuesday
09
Wednesday
10
Thursday
11
Friday
12
Saturday
13
PMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNightAMPMNight
clear
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
light rain
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
rain showers
clear
rain showers
rain showers
clear
clear
clear
clear
thunderstorm
rain showers
rain showers
thunderstorm
clear
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2623252624252524262625262624252624252624252624
2626262625252525272626262626262726262626262726
--6:39--6:39--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:37--6:35--
6:38--6:38--6:38--6:38--6:38--6:38--6:38--6:38-

Short Range Forecast: Heavy rain (total 20mm), heaviest during Tue night. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Tue morning, min 23°C on Sat night). Wind will be generally light.

Long Range Forecast: Moderate rain (total 11mm), heaviest on Fri afternoon. Warm air temperatures (max 27°C on Thu afternoon, min 24°C on Wed 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 7 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