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Rio Mar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.4

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Rio Mar break guidePhoto by: carlos mora

Rio Mar Surf Guide

Rio Mar in Golfo de Panama is a fairly exposed point break that has reasonably consistent surf 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. Best around low tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Rio Mar Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
26.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Rio Mar:

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

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

Interactive Rio Mar 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 Rio Mar is Howard Afb Airport (HOW) in Panama, which is 67 km (42 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Rio Mar is Marcos A Gelabert International (Panama) Airport (PAC), also in Panama, 75 km (47 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.
Rio Mar Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 03:35 Local Time
Tuesday 02
4AM7AM10AM1PM
Wave (m) 0.2
S
0.2
S
0.2
S
0.2
S
Period (s) 15 16 15 15
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
N 20
NNE 20
NNE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

What does Rio Mar look like?

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Swell History at Rio Mar

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Wind History at Rio Mar

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

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: inconsistent
    10km away

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