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Rinconsito ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Rinconsito Surf Guide

Rinconsito in Golfo de Panama is a quite exposed reef and point break that only works once in a while The best wind direction is from the northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. It very rarely gets crowded here. Submerged rocks are a hazard.

Rinconsito Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReef and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rinconsito:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Rinconsito 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 Rinconsito Location Map

Interactive Rinconsito 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 Rinconsito is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 57 km (35 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rinconsito 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.
Rinconsito Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 4 March 2021, 23:16 Local Time
ThuFriday 05
10PM1AM4AM7AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSW
0.4
SSW
0.5
S
0.5
S
Period (s) 16 16 16 15
Wind (km/h) 20
N 20
N 20
N 20
N
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Rinconsito

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

Wind History at Rinconsito

Wind stats for Rinconsito, 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 Rinconsito. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    0km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km 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
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Rinconsito:

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