027 – Anatomy of a Surf Trip: Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Surf Splendor Anatomy 600x600Join us for a surf trip to the island chain of Bocas del Toro off the Caribbean coast of Panama. Former pro surfer and ASP judge, Erik Krammer hosts a training camp for professional track, pro junior surfers. We tag along with Derek Peters from Huntington Beach, California, Aurelio Prieto from Ecuador, Jorge Lymberopulos from Panama, and Jordan Montgomery from Virginia Beach, Virginia to bring you the trials and tribulations involved with international surf travel. We’re joined by photographer Tony Roberts and tour guide Scott Balogh.

Special thanks to Erik Krammer at International Surf Services and Scott Balogh at Red Frog Bungalows.

Global Training Camp ~ Bocas del Toro, Panama ~ January 2014 from Erik Krammer on Vimeo.

Derek Peters surfing during the trip.

All photos provided by Tony Roberts

The crew checking the waves at Bluff.

The crew checking the waves at Bluff.

Boats are a part of the daily commute in Bocas.

Boats are a part of the daily commute in Bocas.

Ecuador's Aurelio Prieto at Bluff.

Ecuador’s Aurelio Prieto at Bluff.

Derek Peters at one of the many reef breaks in Bocas del Toro.

Derek Peters at one of the many reef breaks in Bocas del Toro.

Jorge Lymberopolus applying some of the technique that he's learned this week.

Jorge Lymberopolus applying some of the technique that he’s learned this week.

Jordan Montgomery celebrated his 16th birthday while in Panama.

Jordan Montgomery celebrated his 16th birthday while in Panama.

Coach Erik Krammer earning his street cred on a set wave.

Coach Erik Krammer earning his street cred on a set wave.

The local groms lend a helping hand.

The local groms lend a helping hand.

Coach Erik Krammer explains the judging criteria before the boys paddle out for a heat.

Coach Erik Krammer explains the judging criteria before the boys paddle out for a heat.

Our crew, from left: David Scales, Derek Peters, Jorge Lymberopulos, Tony Roberts, Erik Krammer, Jordan Montgomery, Aurelio Prieto

Our crew, from left: David Scales, Derek Peters, Jorge Lymberopulos, Tony Roberts, Erik Krammer, Jordan Montgomery, Aurelio Prieto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “027 – Anatomy of a Surf Trip: Bocas del Toro, Panama

  1. Jim Cook

    Hey David, great podcast, this and the one you do with Bassy! Have to give props for using Phish’s Divided Sky for the intro to this podcast! Best song ever!

    keep up the great work,
    Jim from Long Island, NY

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