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 – Punch!
Paunch is located on the way to Dumpers and Bluff, past Paki Point. Surfers can drive out or take a water taxi from Bocas town to Paunch. If you do not like walking over reef to get in and out of the water than I recommend spending the money to go by boat, so you can just paddle over to the peak.
Recently while in Bocas, we spent a few days surfing at Paunch and I snapped a few photos while out of the water.