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Surf Bocas 101

In a nutshell

Surf Bocas 101

Bocas del Toro is an arcipelago on the Carribean coast of Panama. It's located about 20 mi south of the Costa Rican border and you can get there from both San Jose and Panama City. The main islands are Colon, Bastimentos, and Carenero, but there are over 100 islands you can explore by boat.

Compared to Indonesia, Bocas boasts Reef, Point, Beach breaks.

To preserve the sanctity, allure and magic of Bocas, nobody is sharing the secrets on where to catch the best waves. The only way to get an inside is from the local guides like Scott at Red Frog.

Best Points:


Surf Bocas 101

Playa Bluff

Surf Bocas 101

Silverbacks - Scott Balogh, owner of Red Frog

Surf Bocas 101

Other world class breaks include: First Beach, Paunch, Tiger Tails, Black Rock, Isla Carenero, Pantai,  Wizards, Backyards, Playa Larga, Cayo Agua, Cusapin, and Zapatilla

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Paunch is The break for me. Magical. Carenero gets a bit crowded because I think there is car access. SilverBacks I never tried cause it is pretty pro.

Red frog Bungalows has expanded and now has the largest quiver of Rental Boards in Bocas. We have 8 new longboards, 4 New Stand-up Paddle boards and we are ready for you..Bring a board or rent one from us. rentals start at $20.00 per day

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