Bocas Del Toro surfing is becoming a secret haven for surfers and body boarders worldwide. Bocas del Toro surf breaks offer the best Panama surf and is located only 30 miles from Costa Rica. Bocas del Toro surfing in Panama is relatively undiscovered. There are a variety of different breaks and many great Bocas del Toro surf locations around Bocas Del Toro. There is generally somewhere to surf in Bocas del Toro no matter which time of year you visit. Most of the surf breaks in Bocas del Toro tend to be reef breaks, although there are some beach breaks which can accommodate any type of surfer.
The Bocas del Toro surf season is similar to the Costa Rica and Panama's surf season and generally starts around November and begins to calm around April, although the peak of summer in June and July can bring a mini-season which provides a great window to surf Panama. These summer months in Bocas del Toro can produce some extremely good conditions for Bocas del Toro surf, although the regular winter Panama surf season is more consistent in its surf patterns. While there are some right-breaking waves in Bocas del Toro, the largest variety surfing waves in this part of Panama are left breaking.
From Isla Bastimentos, where Red Frog Beach is located, you can access a number of good Bocas del Toro surf breaks including Wizard Beach, Long Beach, and even Red Frog Beach. Long Beach is situated in the Bastimentos Marine Park, and produces one of the most secluded and pristine waves in the entire Bocas del Toro region. In between Isla Bastimentos and Isla Carenero there is a large wave break called Silverbacks. This is a fierce Bocas wave which can reach peak face heights of over 20 feet during Panama's winter months. Other Bocas del Toro beaches in the vicinity of Red Frog Beach also offer some of the best Panama surfing. The tropical environment makes Bocas del Toro surf an area that is frequently compared to areas like Indonesia or Tahiti. While you surf in Bocas del Toro you will be surrounded by lush green primary forest which adds to the ambiance while surfing in Panama. These Bocas del Toro surfing beaches are long with white sand and the water is very clear and blue, so it is possible to see the reef while surfing.
There are five great beaches on Isla Bastimentos that can be accessed from Red Frog Beach Resort. Other Bocas del Toro surf tours can be arranged and accessed by boat by our on site surf guide. Private Bocas del Toro Surf lessons are also available.
On Isla Colon in Bocas del Toro you will find a wide array of Panama surfing spots including Paunch, Bluff's beach, Inner Dumpers, Outer Dumpers, the Curve, and more. These waves are generally fast breaking lefts which can get very heavy when the swell comes in from the right direction and hollow tubes. As well, there are certain point breaks on Isla Bastimentos and on Isla Carenero that can make for a more tranquil ride during shorter swell conditions. So if you are looking to surf one of the best Panama surf spots, Bocas del Toro surfing is the place for you! You will find a great island vibe, relaxed atmosphere, and some of the best spots for surfing in Panama. Bocas del Toro is truly a wave of paradise like none other that surfers everywhere will be thrilled to experience. On Isla Colon you will find a wide array of surfing spots including Paunch, Bluff's beach, Inner Dumpers, Outer Dumpers, the Curve, and more. These waves are generally fast breaking lefts which can get very heavy when the swell comes in from the right direction and hollow tubes breaking on moderate to shallow reefs. As well, there are certain point breaks on Bastimentos and on Isla Carnero that can make for a more tranquil ride during shorter swell conditions and longer periods.
So if you are looking to check out the emerging Panama surf scene, come and surf Bocas del Toro. You will find a great island vibe, relaxed atmosphere, and the best spots for Panama surf. Bocas del Toro is truly a wave of paradise that surfers everywhere will be thrilled to experience.