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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Las Lajas

Panama

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 8° 10.076' N
Longitude: 81° 51.972' W

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 Access

Take the Panamericana's road. La playa de las lajas is approximatly one small hour from David city.A la cruce San Felix. Also easy to go there by bus. San Felix is one of the biggest busterminals on the Panamerican.Every Bus stops there.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the Panamericana's road. La playa de las lajas is approximatly one small hour from David city.A la cruce San Felix. Also easy to go there by bus. San Felix is one of the biggest busterminals on the Panamerican.Every Bus stops there.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the Panamericana's road. La playa de las lajas is approximatly one small hour from David city.A la cruce San Felix. Also easy to go there by bus. San Felix is one of the biggest busterminals on the Panamerican.Every Bus stops there.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the Panamericana's road. La playa de las lajas is approximatly one small hour from David city.A la cruce San Felix. Also easy to go there by bus. San Felix is one of the biggest busterminals on the Panamerican.Every Bus stops there.

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Playa Las Lajas

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerless

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Good wind directionSouthEast, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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 Additional Information

Very nice for beginners.
Along the 15 km long wonderfull beach are some special waves- some people who live there know.
There is one spot, where you can rent surfboards and boogyboards. Ask for El Mundo Bar y Restaurante (www.elmundobar.com)
Also La Spiaza Hostel rents boards&has a basic surf shop (www.laspiazapanama.com). The break is located just in front of the restaurant La Estrella del Pacifico, near the end of the main road coming to the beach.
It's better to avoid the river outlets due to strong currents. Better waves from medium to high tide. Higher swells during the winter (may to dec)

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice for beginners.
Along the 15 km long wonderfull beach are some special waves- some people who live there know.
There is one spot, where you can rent surfboards and boogyboards. Ask for El Mundo Bar y Restaurante (www.elmundobar.com)
Also La Spiaza Hostel rents boards&has a basic surf shop (www.laspiazapanama.com). The break is located just in front of the restaurant La Estrella del Pacifico, near the end of the main road coming to the beach.
It's better to avoid the river outlets due to strong currents. Better waves from medium to high tide. Higher swells during the winter (may to dec)

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice for beginners.
Along the 15 km long wonderfull beach are some special waves- some people who live there know.
There is one spot, where you can rent surfboards and boogyboards. Ask for El Mundo Bar y Restaurante (www.elmundobar.com)
Also La Spiaza Hostel rents boards&has a basic surf shop (www.laspiazapanama.com). The break is located just in front of the restaurant La Estrella del Pacifico, near the end of the main road coming to the beach.
It's better to avoid the river outlets due to strong currents. Better waves from medium to high tide. Higher swells during the winter (may to dec)

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice for beginners.
Along the 15 km long wonderfull beach are some special waves- some people who live there know.
There is one spot, where you can rent surfboards and boogyboards. Ask for El Mundo Bar y Restaurante (www.elmundobar.com)
Also La Spiaza Hostel rents boards&has a basic surf shop (www.laspiazapanama.com). The break is located just in front of the restaurant La Estrella del Pacifico, near the end of the main road coming to the beach.
It's better to avoid the river outlets due to strong currents. Better waves from medium to high tide. Higher swells during the winter (may to dec)

Atmosphere

The beach is a preciuos spot, there are various restaurants & places renting bed & cabins. Lajas Club (4 air conditioned rooms + restaurant), La Spiaza Backpacker HOstel & Pizza House (beds & cabins + italian food), La Estrella del Pacifico (cabins, rooms & food), LAs Lajas Beach Resort (high level hotel with swimming pool), Bamboo Cabins (apparently nameless...), Mundo Bar and Panamax.

English (Translate this text in English): The beach is a preciuos spot, there are various restaurants & places renting bed & cabins. Lajas Club (4 air conditioned rooms + restaurant), La Spiaza Backpacker HOstel & Pizza House (beds & cabins + italian food), La Estrella del Pacifico (cabins, rooms & food), LAs Lajas Beach Resort (high level hotel with swimming pool), Bamboo Cabins (apparently nameless...), Mundo Bar and Panamax.

English (Translate this text in English): The beach is a preciuos spot, there are various restaurants & places renting bed & cabins. Lajas Club (4 air conditioned rooms + restaurant), La Spiaza Backpacker HOstel & Pizza House (beds & cabins + italian food), La Estrella del Pacifico (cabins, rooms & food), LAs Lajas Beach Resort (high level hotel with swimming pool), Bamboo Cabins (apparently nameless...), Mundo Bar and Panamax.

English (Translate this text in English): The beach is a preciuos spot, there are various restaurants & places renting bed & cabins. Lajas Club (4 air conditioned rooms + restaurant), La Spiaza Backpacker HOstel & Pizza House (beds & cabins + italian food), La Estrella del Pacifico (cabins, rooms & food), LAs Lajas Beach Resort (high level hotel with swimming pool), Bamboo Cabins (apparently nameless...), Mundo Bar and Panamax.

General

If you go to Panama visit Playa Las Lajas. Maybe it is not the best spot for pro surfers, but it can be a good start for beginners. Good athmosphere, foreverlong beach and an different accomodations for every budget.

English (Translate this text in English): If you go to Panama visit Playa Las Lajas. Maybe it is not the best spot for pro surfers, but it can be a good start for beginners. Good athmosphere, foreverlong beach and an different accomodations for every budget.

English (Translate this text in English): If you go to Panama visit Playa Las Lajas. Maybe it is not the best spot for pro surfers, but it can be a good start for beginners. Good athmosphere, foreverlong beach and an different accomodations for every budget.

English (Translate this text in English): If you go to Panama visit Playa Las Lajas. Maybe it is not the best spot for pro surfers, but it can be a good start for beginners. Good athmosphere, foreverlong beach and an different accomodations for every budget.

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By bodyboarder56 , 26-08-2010

Surf En Las Lajas - Hey En Español... Las Lajas Es uno de Los MEJORES LUGARES PARA SURFEAR EN CHIRIQUI.. PANAMÁ... LA meJOR TEMPORADA PARA SURFEAR ES La Estacion LLuviosa Durante la Mañana... Ya saben Cuando Visiten Panama No dejen De Ir A PLAYA LAS LAJAS.

By Nathans , 07-05-2009

Surf in Las Lajas Beach!! - Well if you wanna surf here the best time to do it is in the morning!! During the summer time is not so good the surf...but during the raining season is JUST GREAT!!! So if you are planing to come to surf here come in RAINING SEASON!!!! Also now there is a brand new resort very nice and with excellent foods!!! Here is the web page www.laslajasbeachresort.com Ok see a later!!!

By Walter Manning , 15-02-2009

Las Lajas - Excellent Family Beach Spot - Las Lajas is definite;y not a surfing break. It is an excellent ocean beach with light grey extra fine sand. It is an excellent place for beginners and children to learn how to body surf and bodyboard. There are basically no strong side currents and no outgoing rips. You normally walk out into the surf 200 - 300 meters to waist deep water. Wait for one of the larger white water waves and jump onto the wave. Best to wait for a double-up white water wave fora more exciting ride. I have 6 top quality 45" bodyboard with bicep leashes and take many groups of tourists and investors here routinely. I live nearby in David, Panama and go surfing at Santa Catalina, Pavonnes and many other secret spots.

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