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...]

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...]

Playa Bluff Lounge and Lodge Bocas del Toro Panama

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Playa Bluff is located at the end of the beach road past popular Bocas del Toro surf breaks playa Paunch and Dumpers, it is known for being one of the most powerful beach breaks in Panama. Breaking close to the beach, the wave is short, fast and powerful. Destroyed surfboards and dislocated bones are not unheard of at playa Bluff. The … [Read more...]