Dumpers Surf Bocas del Toro

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Named after the old garbage dump that use to be across the street from the surf break, Dumpers is one of Bocas del Toro's best left tubes. The wave comes in and ledges off a shallow reef, throwing a perfect barrel.  The wave continues along the reef long enough to get one or two turns in before one needs to eject due to the exposed … [Read more...]

Playa Bluff Surf Session Bocas del Toro

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Playa Bluff was our last surf session of our Bocas del Toro working vacation. The large caribbean swell had dropped and left Paunch and Carenero flat. When the rest of the island has small waves, Bluff is the best call. At Playa Bluff waves come out of deep water and break right on the edge of the shallow sandy beach, focusing all the … [Read more...]

Playa la Barqueta Surf Chiriqui Panama

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Playa la Barqueta is one of the only convenient surf spots in the province of Chiriqui, Panama. Though there are many other places to surf in this area of Panama, they are difficult to find and travel to. Many Chiriqui surfing locals require a boat and almost all require very large swell before they start to break. Playa la Barqueta is … [Read more...]

Isla Carenero Surf Bocas del Toro Panama

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Carenero is a collection of fun left reef breaks on the eastern side of Isla Carenero in Bocas del Toro. There are a few different peaks to choose from along the Carenero reef depending on the swell size.  Bigger the swell, more peaks. Smaller swell, less peaks. There is one peak that breaks out in front of the island on the far … [Read more...]

Paunch Surf Bocas del Toro Panama

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Playa Paunch or Punch, depending on your native accent or what map you read is one of the more popular surf breaks in Bocas del Toro. Paunch is a reef break that has a few different peaks that break right and left. The left is popular for it’s large barrels when the swell is big. The wave can get very powerful, hence the name - … [Read more...]

Morillo Panama Teen Surf Trip

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Few surf breaks here in Panama get me as excited as Morillo. What was once nearly an unknown surf break on the Veraguas Coast is now a popular destination for most Panamanian surfers with a dependable vehicle. The wave is one of the most consistent breaks in Panama, it's rare to find waves there under head high. When my local break of … [Read more...]

Pucha Garcia’s 2013 Calendar – Behind the Scenes Video!

Pucha Garcia Calendar 2013

For your viewing pleasure...Pucha Garcia's 2013 Calendar Behind the Scenes Video!  With special appearances by yours truly! :-) Enjoy! ~Lauren … [Read more...]

Pucha Garcia Calendar 2013 PARTY!!!

Pucha Garcia Calendar 2013

Last weekend was a crazy one here on the pacific coast of Panama. Specifically at Playa Venao. Saturday night was the premier party for Pucha Garcia's 2013 calendar "I Love Surf". And what a party it was!!! The festivities took place at El Sitio at Playa Venao. There was free beer, DJ's, dancing, food and so much fun!  But the true … [Read more...]

Playa El Toro – Pedasi, Panama


In Panama you are never far away from a beach.  Pacific or Caribbean they are always close by.  What amazes me is that you can go to these beaches and they will be completely deserted!  That was the case at Playa El Toro this week.  Some friends and I visited and had the place pretty much to ourselves.  What a nice way to spend a few … [Read more...]

Oasis Surf Camp El Estero Santa Catalina

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The Oasis Surf Camp is located just across the estuary or el estero in Santa Catalina Panama. El estero is the beach break at the end of town past the point where all the Catalina kids go to surf at low tide.  It's kind of the beginner beach of Santa Catalina. During the day there are almost always groups of families with their kids … [Read more...]