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A quick review of what Panama has to offer in terms of surfing and surf tourism. Fidel Ponce, professional surf photographer, surf tour operator and yacht broker will tell you (surf the channel).
The fact that Panama has the shape of an S makes it great for swell exposure year round. If you put the S horizontally it makes the shape that Panama actually has. This means that any swell direction will make Panama blow on surf in seconds.
Most of Panamanian surf breaks are actually point breaks or sand bars but no beach breaks. We do not have many beach breaks pumping crazy sets, close outs or any of that low quality surf, so we can say surf the channel with confidence.
When you think or hear about Panama Surf, you hear of either Catalina or Bocas Del Toro which are the most famous surf regions in Panama. The perspective is, if you want to surf with a crowd and care about amenities and nightlife (bocas) then go to these areas. If you want to surf by your self , then go to Pedasi, Tonosi or even the Montijo Bay area, outer islands like Cebaco and even Coiba Surf area of Panama. There are tons of hidden waves. A guided surf trip in Panama is always suggested. A surf map can take you to the same old spots like Venao, Cambutal and others where you will find at least 10 surfers. But what is best than surfing with only your friends?
Surf the channel my friend and contact guys in http://www.panamaprivatetours.com they are very flexible with surf trips, very knowledgeable and will fit a package to your needs. The team is composed by professional Panamanian surfers that have the surf inside the blood and only surf quality. Besides from that Fidel Ponce (owner of Panama Private Tours) is a professional water shot photographer. You can read and see his work at http://www.panamasurfphotos.org and also a yacht broker. He specializes in finding the best yachts, boats or sailing boats that could take you on the surf charter of your life! You can see the fleet at http://www.panamacruise.com.pa
When you think about the best surf vehicle in surf trip, they have it! They have 4x4 vehicles for the smaller groups, but if you want a larger group like 5 or 6 they use their surf machine (Chevrolets’
Come live a surf dream because it’s right here! Surf the Channel.
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Panama Private Tours is a consortium of multilingual experienced guides from the Republic of Panama. Their offerings includes transportation, a variety of tours, yacht rentals, fishing charters, real estate tours and activities throughout Panama.