Panorama is a regional classic for a lot of reasons. It is a popular wave as it is quite mellow and beginner-friendly, but it is also really long and fun. The popular Panorama cafe, overlooking the break is a must-stop when you need a coffee break.
The wave can sometimes offer a barrel, so it makes it a great spot for the intermediate surfer who is not yet ready to take on Anchor point. The wave can break pretty fast, but at the same time, it is not to fast to hack the lip. Actually you can practice a lot of turns on the wave as it can break for as long as 500 meters.
Panorama works well at low tide, the current can be a bit strong at times.