After countless trips to secluded surf spots throughout Central America, we have found the best breaks are protected by the worst road conditions. Santa Catalina was another end of the road surf town where we were happy to finally put the truck in park and set up camp for a few days. In the end, the waves and the atmosphere were well worth the frustrating trek.
Santa Catalina is a one horse town that shares a singular Edge connection as their internet source. Despite this, it is the most revered surf spot in all of Panama. We both found out why first hand, jumping on Logan’s board and testing the playful waves which broke in long, rhythmic sets. This was the destination we dreamed about back in San Francisco. Camping on the sand, surfing all day, and watching surf films at night because an entire day catching waves could not satisfy our appetite.