Surf and Surf Lessons


We have amazing surfing spots with perfect waves just minutes walking from the hostal. You can find great reef breaks for both beginners and experienced surfers right aside of Isla Carenero.

If you want to surf in Panama, the Archipelago of Bocas is a great choice. The best time for surfing is from November till April with another peak in summer.

However, almost all year round you can find good waves.


The best spot to learn how to surf on Carenero is called Black Rocks or Old man`s. Here you find a gently, long wave just perfect for your first surfing experience.

This green wave is great to practice your first time and enhance your existing surfing knowledge.

If you want, we can arrange surf lessons for you and our surf instructor will help you to get the right vibe for your surfboard.

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The Archipelago and Isla Colon also offer some great waves for advanced surfers. There are many nice spots to tune your surfing skills or simply enjoy riding a wave in the stunning surrounding of the islands.

Advances surfers find great reef and beach breaks, with fast breaking waves and with the swell from the right directions even forming hollow tubes at many surf spots.

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A good fact: Bocas del Toro is still a hidden gem among the surfer community, so you don’t have to worry about large groups and crowded waters when enjoying a surf session.

Surfing is great fun and here at Gran Kahuna we all about it.

You can rent surf boards, we have both long and short boards available, we arrange surf trips and lessons. We encourage a respectful manner when surfing the local spots and would like you to share your positive surfing experiences with us.

Surf Lessons:

Here at gran kahuna we offer surf lessons for everyone interested on learning how to surf, with the best surfers of Bocas as instructors we assure you that you will learn how to surf in no time.