My Surf

  • My Profile
  • My Travel Map
  • My Surfed Spots
  • My Sessions
  • My Trips
  • My Pictures
  • My Messages
  • My Blog
  • Add new blog

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

Surf spot atlas made by surfers for surfers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Santa Catalina

Panama

Other places:

This is an interactive map! Use controls to pan and zoom this map.

Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

GPS History (1)

Latitude: 7° 39.169' N
Longitude: 81° 17.605' W

User rating (99)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future surf spot lists

    Add surf spots to your profile

 Access

Access by bus or car, to the little village of Santa Catalina.

English (Translate this text in English): Access by bus or car, to the little village of Santa Catalina.

English (Translate this text in English): Access by bus or car, to the little village of Santa Catalina.

English (Translate this text in English): Access by bus or car, to the little village of Santa Catalina.

DistanceSurf trip

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityWorld Class

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeReef-rocky

DirectionRight and left

BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)

PowerHollow, Powerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South

Good wind direction

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdUltra crowded

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

Webcam url 

Dangers

- Urchins
- Rocks

 Additional Information

It pretty much works all year long, so if you just want to go and surf hardcore, for your whole vacation this is the spot. Picks up all swell.

During the summer is the prime season for this spot, and expect prime crowds. There will be longboarders in florescent speedos going over the falls while you are setting up for the tube. Had two boards mangled because of the idiots who go there. Be careful, and bring ding repair.

English (Translate this text in English): It pretty much works all year long, so if you just want to go and surf hardcore, for your whole vacation this is the spot. Picks up all swell.

During the summer is the prime season for this spot, and expect prime crowds. There will be longboarders in florescent speedos going over the falls while you are setting up for the tube. Had two boards mangled because of the idiots who go there. Be careful, and bring ding repair.

English (Translate this text in English): It pretty much works all year long, so if you just want to go and surf hardcore, for your whole vacation this is the spot. Picks up all swell.

During the summer is the prime season for this spot, and expect prime crowds. There will be longboarders in florescent speedos going over the falls while you are setting up for the tube. Had two boards mangled because of the idiots who go there. Be careful, and bring ding repair.

English (Translate this text in English): It pretty much works all year long, so if you just want to go and surf hardcore, for your whole vacation this is the spot. Picks up all swell.

During the summer is the prime season for this spot, and expect prime crowds. There will be longboarders in florescent speedos going over the falls while you are setting up for the tube. Had two boards mangled because of the idiots who go there. Be careful, and bring ding repair.

Atmosphere

nice and friendly

English (Translate this text in English): nice and friendly

English (Translate this text in English): nice and friendly

English (Translate this text in English): nice and friendly

General

the smallest day i had it, was when it was 4-6´I was getting barreled. And the locals did not even bother to go out, it was the smallest day of the year they said.

It is a great wave if you get it uncrowded, they don't call it Santa Crowdalina for no reason

English (Translate this text in English): the smallest day i had it, was when it was 4-6´I was getting barreled. And the locals did not even bother to go out, it was the smallest day of the year they said.

It is a great wave if you get it uncrowded, they don't call it Santa Crowdalina for no reason

English (Translate this text in English): the smallest day i had it, was when it was 4-6´I was getting barreled. And the locals did not even bother to go out, it was the smallest day of the year they said.

It is a great wave if you get it uncrowded, they don't call it Santa Crowdalina for no reason

English (Translate this text in English): the smallest day i had it, was when it was 4-6´I was getting barreled. And the locals did not even bother to go out, it was the smallest day of the year they said.

It is a great wave if you get it uncrowded, they don't call it Santa Crowdalina for no reason

Local professional? Add your surf business

Business directory

  • Show all (0)...
  • surf tours (0)
  • surf shops and shapers (0)
  • surf schools (0)
  • sleep & eat (0)
  • rent a car, others (0)

 Videos

Show all (0)...

No video available

 Last surf sessions

Add a surf session

Show all (0)...

No surf session

 Last surf trips

Add trip

Show all (0)...

No surf trip

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (110)...

By Anonymous , 30-04-2010

santa catalina crwd factor - my first time in SC was in 1996. my las time was 2010 and i saw the same crowd. Sc grow with fishermen and dive the surf people (tourist and local) is the same... The real diference is when the locals go to surf. but they dont go all days. they dont surf before 7:30 am and after 1 pm. and they are not agressive, just owner the peak.

By Eroc , 09-02-2010

The Polica - The Policia in Panama does not play. Random road blocks, and they stop and talk to everyone. Me and my buddy had to pay a cop off because my friend was driving with no shirt and he said it was illegal in Panama. Besides that a BEAUTIFUL country with AWESOME PEOPLE : ) MANOLO !!

By Anonymous , 29-08-2009

La verdad - Es la verdad. Davey trabaja con la policia. El es maricon tambien.

Errors, Feedback

You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.

Advertise

On the Go!

Wannasurf.com on your mobile

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannasurf.com

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannasurf

Wannasurf Online Shop