Kelly Slater surfing Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Kelly Slater threading the needle at Silverbacks on Jan 4th, 2015

Kelly Slater threading the needle at Silverbacks on Jan 4th, 2015….photo by Justin Juarez


Kelly Slater surfing Bocas del Toro, Panama at a surf break called “Silverbacks”

You absolutely know the surf is pumping where you live…when Kelly SlaterSunny Garcia, & Taylor Steele show up to your Island.

Welcome to Isla Colon aka Bocas del Toro, Panama….in the Caribbean Sea.

Silverbacks Instgram of Kelly & Sunny.jpg

Now this wave (know as “Silverbacks“) is actually located on the NW corner of Isla Bastimentos which is about 10 minute boat ride from Bocas Town.

How do you describe this Silverbacks…check out the description from

“Bastimientos is home to 2 radically different breaks. Silverbacks is Bocas’ big wave spot and it’s the only right reefbreak in the zone. The ride is short, but the drops are long as the wave ledges up into a large barrel. Boards over 7′ are recommended to surf this spot. It needs a good size swell to start breaking and will hold over 20 ft (6m).”

What does Sunny Garcia say….   “heaviest wave I’ve ever tried to surf”   

….and that is why I’ve been surfing a few other spots around Bocas 🙂

They can be heavy and super good….just not Silverbacks heavy

If you’re wondering what a Surf Report would look like for these guys to arrive…..check out

Silverbacks surf report from Magicseaweed .com

Silverbacks surf report from Magicseaweed .com

I haven’t gotten a shot with the boys though my good friend, Brandy Randall aka “the Bikini Bum” took a pic before paddling out at Paunch.

Sunny Garcia, Kelly Slater & Brandy Randall aka "the Bikini Bum"

Sunny Garcia, Kelly Slater & Brandy Randall aka “the Bikini Bum”








Cheers from the Caribbean of Panama…

Brian & Rhonda Swan

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P.S.S.S.  Here’s a cool GoPro video from above Pipeline of Slater

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  • Kimberley Vento

    Awesome post! Bocas definitely suits you guys! Surfs up!

    • Brian Swan

      Gracias, @kimberleyvento:disqus….especially when the surf is kicking like it is now 🙂

    • Rhonda

      Yes it sure does…we love it. But must move a bit or we would be STOPPABLE!

  • Rebeccah Walker

    How cool is that?!? I loved when Brandy said “I’ll never wash my hand again,” — reminded me of Marsha Brady. Oh wait — I’m dating myself. Never mind — LOL! Enjoy you guys, and see you soon!

    • Brian Swan

      Haha….kind of like the Brady Bunch special going to Hawaii, though Greg gets Tiki curse while surfing 🙂

  • Paul MacInnis

    There is so much I don’t know about surfing – lol!!!

    • Stephen Moody

      Paul you have come to the right place then 🙂

      • Brian Swan

        @paul_macinnis:disqus….just what Mr. @stephen_moody:disqus said. 🙂

  • Stephen Moody

    Feeling a little jealous right now, definitely one of my favorite legends since youth 🙂 Be Unstoppable Kelly Slater

    • Rhonda

      I know…Moody how cool!

    • Brian Swan

      Yeah….surfed for 3 hours yesterday and then found out the Slater paddled out 10 minutes after I left. Here’s shot I took with my GoPro of a random dude 🙂

  • Aga

    When I watch you guys surf…it makes me think I will spend few years trying to be as good as you! I have tried and so far it seems like a mission impossible 🙂

    • Rhonda

      Its not an easy task! More like a life lesson…really pushes you to the limits of your self.

    • Brian Swan

      Aga….how many times have you given surfing a go?

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  • Andrew

    Kelly is the man! I can’t believe the Caribbean has a wave like that!

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  • Regina Van de Velden

    gah so freaking cool.

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