Pucha Garcia 2015 Calendar Behind the Scenes Video

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Playa Venao Cove Beachfront Hostal

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Venao Cove is Playa Venao's newest hotel accommodation. Ocean front, tucked in the western corner of beautiful surfing beach Playa Venao, Venao Cove Hostal is a great place for travelers looking for an economical beachfront location to spend the night. Offering both inexpensive shared rooms in the hostel or private rooms with private … [Read more...]

Playa el Toro Surf Sun and Moon Rise

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Though it is not the most consistent surfing beach in Panama, Playa el Toro is known to throw out a few surf nuggets every once in a while. Located just outside of town from Pedasi towards the developments of Andromeda and Costa Pedasi, Playa el Toro is to the left when the road forks on the way to Playa La Garita. Playa el Toro is a … [Read more...]

Playa Destiladeros Surf

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Only a few minutes by car south of Pedasi is a beautiful set of beaches locally called Destiladeros. To find the turn off just look for the Cafe Limon sign on the left hand side of the highway, only minutes outside of Pedasi when driving towards Playa Venao. Destiladeros is the name of a tiny community just up the road from these … [Read more...]

Surfing in the Azuero

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The surf here on the Pacific coast of Panama has been great as of late. It's normal this time of year for swells churned up from large storms in the Southern Pacific Ocean to produce wave energy that pounds the South and Central American coastline from Chile up to Mexico. March through November is the peak of the Pacific south swell … [Read more...]

Discovering Surfing Talents End of Summer Party

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To be young again, wouldn't it be nice. Play, eat, repeat. Play, eat, repeat. Those were the days! At the Discovering Surfing Talents end of Summer Party - play, eat, repeat was the itinerary for the kids in attendance. There was a BBQ, a birthday party complete with a piñata full of candy, a soccer field and multiple trampolines to … [Read more...]

Rio Pedregal Playa Cambutal

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Panama has an abundance of deserted beaches.Of course on weekends or holidays many beaches are full of visitors getting away for a nice day at the beach, but the majority of playas en Panama are nearly empty most days. I recently had family visiting from the United States. We spent a weekend at the Hotel Playa Cambutal. This was a good … [Read more...]

Pucha Garcia Interview Video

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At the beginning of the year I posted many articles about Bocas del Toro, Panama. We traveled to the Caribbean paradise on a surf trip,  excuse me - "working vacation."  While over there for nearly two weeks Pucha worked on a video project highlighting two things she does very well, modeling and surfing. Creative video maker from … [Read more...]

Surf Lesson, Palmar, Panama

Palmar Surf Lesson

Recently a friend came for a quick visit with the primary goal of learning how to surf.  So we headed to Palmar, Panama on the Pacific Coast  The winds and waves all cooperated and he was able to get some good time in the water with a great instructor named Tiffany.  I have to be honest, I've never tried to surf...mainly because it looks … [Read more...]

Pucha Garcia en Bocas

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During our recent "working vacation" in Bocas del Toro, the "working" part was Pucha being filmed for a couple short videos created by Erik Derman. It was not absolutely necessary for me to go, but it is Bocas del Toro during the swell season - so I had to go. It was a great trip! We got surf, explored the island and met a lot of great … [Read more...]