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

Overall: 3.0

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Silverbacks Surf Guide

Silverbacks in Bocas del Torro is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf The best wind direction is from the southwest. Waves more likely to be from local windswells than distant groundswells and the ideal wave direction is from the northeast. A right hand reef. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Beware of rocks, rips etc.

Silverbacks Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
29.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Silverbacks:

The best conditions reported for surf at Silverbacks occur when a Northeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southwest.

Surf Forecasts:
Panama wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Use the tab navigation above to view Silverbacks sea temperature, Silverbacks photographs, Silverbacks detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Silverbacks webcams, current wind from Bocas del Toro live weather stations and Silverbacks tide predictions. The Panama swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Panama and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Panama wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Silverbacks

Silverbacks Surf:

Saturday, 8 August 2020, 15:35 Local time
Saturday 08Sun
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
N 15
NNW 10
WNW 15
Wind State cross-

Tide Times:

For Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay, Panama, 6 km from Silverbacks.

IS AT (local time)

Silverbacks Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Palmira, 73 km from Silverbacks.

light winds from the NE

Air temperature
24 °C

Current weather near Silverbacks

Overall Silverbacks Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in August

Surf stats for Silverbacks: see the swell variation by month.


Wind stats for Silverbacks: see the variation in direction and stength by month.

Panama Big Caribe, Silverbacks photo


Photo credit: eric De Arriba Diaz

Silverbacks Location Maps

Silverbacks Location Map

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Use this relief map to navigate to Bocas del Toro surf spots and tide stations that are in the area of Silverbacks

Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Silverbacks:

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Wave buoys nearest to Silverbacks:

Tide stations nearest to Silverbacks:

  • Closest tide station
    Bocas del Toro, Almirante Bay
    4 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    14 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    71 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    72 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    83 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Silverbacks is Bocas Del Toro Airport (BOC) in Panama, 6 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Silverbacks is Cap Manuel Nino International (Changuinola) Airport (CHX), also in Panama, 36 km (22 miles) away.
  • Third is Enrique Malek International (David) Airport (DAV) in Panama, 111 km (69 miles) away.
  • Limon International Airport (LIO) in Costa Rica is 112 km (70 miles) away.
  • Coto 47 Airport (OTR), also in Costa Rica is the fifth nearest airport to Silverbacks and is 120 km (75 miles) away.
Silverbacks break location map and break info