World-Class Surfing in Panamá
Panamá is a surfer’s haven. We welcome you to the stunning shores of our fishing villages, vibrant cities, and secluded beach towns. Here, you'll find community, passion, and waves fit for every surfer, no matter the experience level. With more than 1,700 miles of coastline between two bodies of water – the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea – Panamá is a diverse country with multiple year-round surfing destinations. Here’s your guide to surfing in Panamá.
From Bocas Town, hop on a water taxi for a quick seven-minute journey to Bastimentos or a two-minute ride to Carenero, where you can surf some of the top breaks in the area. In Bastimentos, one of the larger islands featuring the Isla Bastimentos Marine National Park, intermediate surfers won’t want to miss the action at Wizard Beach, a fairly exposed beach and reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Off Bastimentos, Silverbacks, a 25-minute boat ride from Bocas Town, is one of the area’s most famous and largest surf breaks. Waves may reach up to six meters and can be difficult, making it a spot for professional big-wave riders only.