Azucar Surf Retreat, Surf Azucar, Panama Surf Resort- Waterways Travel Images

Azucar Surf Retreat, Surf Azucar, Panama Surf Resort- Waterways Travel

There are over 10 good waves within 20 minutes from the resort by private boat transfer. No matter what you level of ability there are options to satisfy your desired level of intensity.  For those interested in surf school all equipment is provided!

A sample of the breaks accessible include:

Dumpers – is an Indo-style left with a big dredgy drop and mean pit outside, while the inside is a longer faster Indo style barrel.

Bluff Beach – heavy beach break, steep take off, can be dangerous when big, best at medium to high tide.

Paunch – is a handful of peaks, lefts and rights for surfers of all abilities, but has the character to turn into the best wave in the archipelago when conditions are right.

Waikiki – is an easy beach break that is walking distance from the casita at Azucar Surf Retreat. This is a great place to learn or sneak off and practice your nose riding.

Tiger Tail – a fun right-hander that gently peels across a reef and sand bottom.

Coco’s – is a nice right with long walls and a very slappable lip.

Black Rock – is a mellow A-frame that peels left and right off Carenaro island.

Carenaro – is a series of left-hand reefs that can line up for endless rides. There is a distinct inside and outside which separates the pack. Truly a world-class wave.

The Curve – a quick and hollow right reef break named after its horseshoe shaped bowl. An epic barrel when conditions are right but just inside it gets shallow and sharp.

Silverbacks – right reef off the tip of Bastimentos. Not for the faint at heart this wave starts breaking when faces are 15ft and will take whatever the ocean will throw at it. For chargers only.

Long beach - a fast and hollow beach break usually a couple feet bigger than the reefs.

Note: It is difficult to travel to Bocas with a surfboard over 7’ due to the small aircraft utilized between Panama City and Bocas Del Toro.  If you are traveling with a longboard or in a larger group let us know so we can either arrange overland transportation of boards, or have some boards available for you upon arrival.

These are some of the spots that are named, but like the Maldives and the Mentawai, secrets are being kept and new discoveries are being made in the more remote regions of this Caribbean archipelago. Now that you’ve read about this place and seen the photos, aren’t you a little shocked you hadn’t heard of it before?