Punta Palmar
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Punta Palmar

Panama Oeste, Panama

Panama Oeste


Skill Level
Good for all levels

The Break

Punta Palmar is a powerful and fun, normal to long right point break. Playa El Palmar has three breaks (Frente Palmar, Punta Palmar, and Hawaiisito) that offer a variety of waves for different skill levels of surfers. Shortboards, funboards, and longboards are all good here. Consistency is high year-round.

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Current Surf Report

  • Surf Height
    1 - 2 ft
  • Swells
  • Wind
    7 mph
  • Weather

Last updated: 3 weeks ago

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
  • Board Type
    Longboard, Shortboard, Bodyboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
    S, W, SW
  • Best wind directions
    NE, NW, N
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
    Sand, Reef
  • Best tides
    Mid, High
  • Power
    Powerful, Mellow
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

The Area

San Carlos is a small town in Panama Oeste, Panama. It is a classic Panamanian town with small eateries, grocery stores, bakeries, and bars. El Palmar Beach offers very beginner-friendly waves and is an overall surfer's dream destination. There are few lodging options and there are basic services for its visitors. Surf schools nearby offer lessons, rental gear, and lodging.

Panama Oeste, Panama 1 listing within this region
Amenities Nearby
  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilets
  • Public Showers
  • Restaurants
  • Shaded Area
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Board and Gear Rentals
  • Surf Lessons
  • Spas/Massages
  • Golf
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Fishing Charters
  • Boating/Sailing Charters
  • Board/Ding Repair
  • Boats/Tow-ins to Breaks
  • Moped/ATV Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Surf Photography
  • Remote
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