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Latitude: 8° 27.387' N
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1 1/2 hours from panama city, north of San Carlos -- Riomar,
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
BottomReef (coral,sharp rocks etc..) with sand
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthWest
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week-end crowdFew surfers
Surf better from low to high tide, walk the beach, park at Riomar surf camp(no charge),if you park at hotel riomar$10. locals ok
Uncrowded easy fun wave, close to the city, more breaks in the same area.
It was fun and easy to get to, Curren likes this spot i hear.
By Anonymous , 20-12-2008
Lets be real - Ive been surfing for the whole of my life, surf camps in general are beat down, but serve a purpose, great for a first trip, till you learn a better way for yourself, I stayed down the street from this one at a hotel, walked over and surfed, great wave, large crew though on the weekend. I never made it north of hear, I understand once out of the bay, it gets really good and much more consistant, Panama in my opinion is much nicer than CR, people are great, roads are awesome. Car rental is honest and good. Waves are similar. Rented a brand new longboard from the Dentist(Shop) in the city, great deal. 120 all week, easy scene to drop in on...
By alfred , 06-11-2007
well then GO TO TEH DECAMERON A RENT A VAN! - i was reading all this comments and i don´t know what are you looking for? Go rent a van a stay at the Decameron, or, go camping or don´t go anywhere!, when people complain about prices and that it´s certainly because they have no money, spend some thousands and surf some waves if ther is a swell, if not, then you are an apprentice or a beginner into surf and traveling!
By jwm , 20-04-2007
The truth comes out - Alan's response about the food was that I ordered after 9 pm. Wrong! At my size/metabolism I rarely eat past 7! I realize that it's another country where things operate slower and certain things aren't available. I am not a picky eater and I don't demand "kiss your ass american" service, but we've all gotta eat! I was put in a position where the staff made me feel as if I was burdening them when I ordered food. Avoid this place.
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