Kelly Slater surfing Bocas del Toro, Panama
Kelly Slater surfing Bocas del Toro, Panama at a surf break called “Silverbacks”
Welcome to Isla Colon aka Bocas del Toro, Panama….in the Caribbean Sea.
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 Magicseaweed.com
“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 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.
Cheers from the Caribbean of Panama…
P.S. Wondering how we have travelled the world for the last 6 years without a JOB living like a Freedom-Preneur?
P.S.S This site will explain how we do it.. http://www.unstoppablesurfer.com
P.S.S.S. Here’s a cool GoPro video from above Pipeline of Slater