Punta Chame kite spot in Chame District

North America kitesurf spot in Panama

Punta Chame is a little tropical paradise in Panama, with multiple different flat water and small wave spots depending on the tide and the wind conditions, and a steady trade wind blowing from December until March. The vibe here is laid back with only kitesurfing and the local fishing village in the immediate area, but it’s growing in popularity among kitesurfers and you’ll generally always find a good crew here. 

As the local infrastructure isn’t so developed you shouldn’t come expecting 5 star luxury, but the idyllic kitesurfing more than makes up for it, and if you are after a relaxing kite holiday then this could be a really perfect spot.

Off Season

  1. Jun
  2. Jul
  3. Aug
  4. Sep
  5. Oct

Early Season

  1. Nov

Peak Season

  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Mar
  4. Dec

Late Season

  1. Apr
  2. May

Kitesurfing wind conditions in Punta Chame

The absolute peak season is from December to March, although you can also kitesurf in November and April. During these months is when the Northerly trade wind blows, and a thermal helps stabilise it throughout the day, meaning around 80-90% of days are kiteable through the season. The weather is warm here so you should be fine with board shorts or a bikini, depending on your taste. Sometimes early or late in the day it can get a little chilly so if you feel the cold more than others while kitesurfing maybe pack a thin short wetsuit.

There are different spots for different states of tide, but in general low tide offers the flattest water and the best conditions for anyone learning to kitesurf. On a rising tide is when the waves pick up. There are a couple of lagoons near the main spot which work best at mid tide, so it’s worth checking tides before you go. More advanced kitesurfers can enjoy downwinders to the rivermouth and the various sand bars and lagoons dotted up and down the coastline. The best bet for any kite trips is to speak to the local kite schools who can advise you furth...

Wind Forecast for Punta Chame

Wind Stats for Punta Chame

Travel facts

  • accommodation

    at the spot

  • car parking

    Nearby

  • public transport

    Poorly developed

  • rental cars

    Recommended

Kite conditions

  • body wear

    board shorts, short neo

  • downwinder

    Yes

  • ride type

    freeride, freestyle, hydrofoil, wakestyle

  • skill level

    beginner, intermediate, advanced, professional

  • spot type

    lagoon, ocean, river delta

  • starting area

    sandy beach

  • water condition

    choppy, flat

  • wind daytime

    all day

At the spot

  • emergency

    Kite repair

  • has restaurant

    Yes

  • has toilet

    Yes