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Playa Teta ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Playa Teta break guidePhoto by: leonel

Playa Teta Surf Guide

Playa Teta in Golfo de Panama is a fairly exposed reef and point break that has quite consistent surf Ideal winds are from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. Right and better left hand reef breaks. and there is also a left hand point break. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rips and rocks.

Playa Teta Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Playa Teta:

The best conditions reported for surf at Playa Teta 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 Playa Teta (for consistent clean waves)?

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Playa Teta with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 100% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
100%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Playa Teta Location Map

Interactive Playa Teta 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 Playa Teta is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 56 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Playa Teta is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 65 km (40 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Playa Teta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 13:46 Local Time
Sunday 11
10AM1PM4PM7PM
Wave (m) 0.2
SSE
0.3
SSE
0.2
SSE
0.2
SSE
Period (s) 18 18 18 17
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 10
SE 10
ESE 5
ESE
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Swell History at Playa Teta

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

Wind History at Playa Teta

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Playa Teta. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Playa Teta:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.