Remember the Panama part in Drive Thru South Central America with Dorian, Ozzie Wright, Benji, Kalani Robb, Dono? That section was Sergeant Sickness — and it looked an awful lot like this...

Remember the Panama part in Drive Thru South Central America with Dorian, Ozzie Wright, Benji, Kalani Robb, Dono? That section was Sergeant Sickness — and it looked an awful lot like this...

Minus the Geiselmonsters, this trip was a young East Coast dream team: Michael Dunphy, Balaram Stack and Oliver Kurtz. We thought for sure springsuits were out out out, but Balaram has other ideas.

Minus the Geiselmonsters, this trip was a young East Coast dream team: Michael Dunphy, Balaram Stack and Oliver Kurtz. We thought for sure springsuits were out out out, but Balaram has other ideas.

Some locals look out the front door of a Panamanian shack.

Some locals look out the front door of a Panamanian shack.

Oliver looks out the front door of a Panamanian shack.

Oliver looks out the front door of a Panamanian shack.

Balaram channels fellow New Yorker S Dot, aka Young Hova, aka the Jigga Man. He's got 99 problems but a wrist ain't one.

Balaram channels fellow New Yorker S Dot, aka Young Hova, aka the Jigga Man. He's got 99 problems but a wrist ain't one.

Ollie poses for surfing's version of the Air Jordan silhouette. Hope he waxed the nose.

Ollie poses for surfing's version of the Air Jordan silhouette. Hope he waxed the nose.

It's trite and unoriginal to say so, but to hell with it: Dunphy backside lipslides the coping. He really, really does.

It's trite and unoriginal to say so, but to hell with it: Dunphy backside lipslides the coping. He really, really does.

Perfect size, perfect shape, and no other guys on it — like a good woman. Balaram finds a keeper.

Perfect size, perfect shape, and no other guys on it — like a good woman. Balaram finds a keeper.

Caution: Dunphys in barrel may be closer than they appear.

Caution: Dunphys in barrel may be closer than they appear.

The boys got barreled pretty much non-stop throughout the trip. Here's Oliver — at the hotel, but still looking like he's pretty deep into the tube.

The boys got barreled pretty much non-stop throughout the trip. Here's Oliver — at the hotel, but still looking like he's pretty deep into the tube.

10 Photos // Panama // Nathan Lawrence

Photos by Nathan Lawrence