There is usually surf all year round. However, you’re more likely to get sweet offshore winds during the dry season (January – May).
There are several other great surf breaks in the area, such as Madroño Beach – the next beach over from Venao.
If you’re feeling motivated, find transportation out to Guanico or Cambutal – around an hours’ drive, but well worth it once you are there.
La Garita and Playa El Toro in Pedasí are especially popular with body boarders.
Tide prediction for Balboa
Tides.Info: Tide Predictions for Balboa, Panama [114 miles away]
Swell forecast for Playa Venao
Magicseaweed.com: Playa Venao Surf Report