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 1,800 miles of coastline between two bodies of water – the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean SeaPanamá is a diverse country with multiple year-round surfing destinations. Here’s your guide to surfing in Panamá.  

surfing in

Veraguas Waves

surfing in

Veraguas Waves

Considered by many to be one of the most reliable surf spots along the Pacific Coast of Panamá, Santa Catalina in Veraguas Province, has seen a surge of interest over the last decade.

Stellar Waves in

Pedasí-Tonosí

Stellar Waves in

Pedasí-Tonosí

Surfing is also a popular sport in the Pacific Ocean, especially in the Los Santos province.

Surf Spot

Riviera Pacifica

Surf Spot

Riviera Pacifica

For those who want to surf in the Pacific Ocean without traveling too far from Panamá City, plan a trip to Riviera Pacifica.

surf’s up in

Chiriqui

surf’s up in

Chiriqui

Be sure to explore the Gulf of Chiriqui where Morro Negrito is located. This pristine island off the Pacific coast of Panamá in the Chiriqui Province, offers consistent swells. Multiple islands surround Morro.

island surfing in

Bocas del Toro

island surfing in

Bocas del Toro

One of the top surfing destinations in Panamá is the Bocas Del Toro province.

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.

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