Morro Negrito is a small surf village located on the Pacific coast of Panama. It’s roughly 100km north of Santa Catalina. Unlike some of the more well-known surf spots, it’s one of the lesser known surf spots in Panama but is an absolute gem.
It offers up six incredible surf spots, from beginner beach breaks to barrelling reef breaks. The most famous of them all is The Point, which is a barrelling wave that breaks over a lava rock bottom.
|Number of surf spots||6|
|Water Temperature||February-August: 28-30°C / 82-86°F|
September-January: 26-29°C / 79-84°F
|Swell||Larger swell from May to December. Smaller swell during the remaining months.|
|Nearest Airports||Ruben Cantu Airport which is 120km away|
Morro Negrito Surf Camp
It’s actually located on an island off the coast of Chiriqui, Panama. Emily’s surf spot is right out front of the camp and is suitable for intermediate and advanced surfers. The camp has a very laid back vibe with loads of hammocks scattered around for ultimate relaxation.
They provide a private dining area where the entire camp congregates in the evening to eat, watch videos, play cards and hang out. The camp also includes a surf school for all levels of surfing. For intermediate and advances they offer boat to nearby breaks.
The camp accommodates a maximum of 25 peoples. The rooms are basic and typically are made up of twin rooms. The floors are tiled and each has a night stand in it. Fan are available to use on request. The camp has a total of three bathrooms.
This surf camp spans two private islands. The surf camp island has the living accommodations and then there is a smaller island which is uninhabited. There are some epic surf around these islands which can be accessed directly from the shore or by boat.
The rooms are located on the side of a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Water is supplied by a fresh water spring on top of the hill and electricity is supplied by a generator. There’s a large sandy beach break directly in front of the surf camp which is ideal for beginner and intermediates surfers. There are also a plethora of other left and right breaks to choose from.
The camp was opened in 1998 and accommodates up to 15 surfers. In addition to surfing there are loads of other activities including diving, fishing, or just relaxing in the hammock. Both islands have a wide variety of wild life including monkeys, tropical birds, parrots and deer.