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In Panama, Go to San Blas by plane to Cartí, by Car new road use a 4x4 Full equiped or by yatch, stay at the last island, Wichupupoo Pee pee, talk to the Kuna, they know where the big waves are.
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Alternative name Panamanain Fiji
Wave qualityWorld Class
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionNorth, East, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
Incredible Reef Break, with Live Coral Reef , completly transparent water. Long right handers fiji style,
From outside, looks normal wave, on the inside, the wave reveal a long deep crystal tube, with 3 different sections, be careful, if the tide is low, go to the seconf peek, if it´s high tide go to the first peek.
If the rip take you down to the right, try to swim to the open ocean, it has a reef roof underwater that break Huge barrel into the dry reef, (Only for experienced surfers).
If you get caught, don´t panic, try to get the foamy water and go straight to to plain reef that protect the spot.
This is a new discver for us , and it was an incredible experience, try to go surfing with a crew of 5, this is open ocean surf in te middle of nowhere be conscious about what you are doing every time, safety first!!!!
The atmosphere on San Blas, is breathtaking, powder white sand, turqoise water, only palm trees, and friendly kuna s run the place, pay .50cents and drink a Pipa (coconut water), pay 1.50 for a plate of rice with fish, swim from one island to another, camping with friends for a couple of days, just relax and laid back , enjoy San Blas!
Gnarly Spot, it can gets Huge!, Epic Barrells, a lot of ripeabble wave walls, need a lot of physical conditions and drink a lot of water, get everything you nedd to surf it!!!!, even water back packs if you want!
Go and enjoy this spot!
By Mitchpty , 9 Jul
Kunan-An - Chichime Island - OMG - incredible surfing spot but beware there aren't any hospitals nearby ! In addition to the spot itself, the san Blas Islands are beautiful, fishing, snorkeling and paddling is a must do. We stayed on Chichime Island, Ogob Nega cabins, 5mn by boat "lancha" to spot. The Ogob Nega cabins owners Aaron and Dixie made our stay wonderful with fresh lobsters and organized a boat for us to the sport and waiting for us. We got there by 4x4 from Panama-City and a 30mn boat transfer. Ogob Nega crews organized everything for us. We paid some extra for our boards on the top of the car.
By Anonymous , 11-02-2008
we surfed kuna an - me and one friend surfed kuna an on our first trip to san blas!
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