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!

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

Discovering Surfing Talents Contest 3 Day 2

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Once again, the Discovering Surfing Talents kids surfing contest held at Playa Serena Coronado, Panama was a great time. This was the largest group of young surfers yet to participate in the event. There was barely enough time in the weekend to finish the contest. Heats ran all the way until nearly 5pm in the afternoon on … [Read more...]

Discovering Surfing Talents Contest 3 Day 1

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Discovering Surfing Talents is hosting another fun grommet surf contest at Playa Serena in Coronado.  Today finished the first day of heats.  Tomorrow the kids battle it out in the finals for the chance to win prizes and Panamanian grommet glory. Unfortunately, the waves were really small today, but since the average competitor weight … [Read more...]

Panama Surf Trip – Mocca Point

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It was my inaugural surfing trip and boy was it a good one. A short walk down a rickety pier into what I can only imagine were crocodile infested waters. A paddle across the river and a quick jaunt down the beach to...another river. This one with currents. Another trip down the beach and we made it to our destination, Mocca Point. The … [Read more...]