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 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

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

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

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