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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Uruguay

South America

Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil
Geographic coordinates: 33 00 S, 56 00 W
Coastline: 660 km
Climate: warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown
Terrain: mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland
Natural hazards: seasonally high winds (the pampero is a chilly and occasional violent wind which blows north from the Argentine pampas), droughts, floods; because of the absence of mountains, which act as weather barriers, all locations are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes in weather fronts
Currency: Uruguayan peso (UYU)

Location: Southern South America, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, between Argentina and Brazil
Geographic coordinates: 33° 0' S, 56° 0' W
Coastline km: 660 km km
Climate: warm temperate; freezing temperatures almost unknown
Terrain: mostly rolling plains and low hills; fertile coastal lowland
Elevation: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Cerro Catedral 514 m
Natural hazards: seasonally high winds (the pampero is a chilly and occasional violent wind that blows north from the Argentine pampas), droughts, floods; because of the absence of mountains, which act as weather barriers, all locations are particularly vulnerable to rapid changes from weather fronts
Currency: Uruguayan peso (UYU)
Population: 3,477,778 (July 2008 est.)
Languages: Spanish, Portunol, or Brazilero (Portuguese-Spanish mix on the Brazilian frontier)
Capital: Montevideo
Divisions: 19 departments: Artigas, Canelones, Cerro Largo, Colonia, Durazno, Flores, Florida, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Montevideo, Paysandu, Rio Negro, Rivera, Rocha, Salto, San Jose, Soriano, Tacuarembo, Treinta y Tres

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season            
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Calzones Traje de neopreno para surf (springsuit) Traje Fullsuit Traje Fullsuit Traje Fullsuit Traje de neopreno para surf (springsuit)
Water temp. 20°C
68°F
17°C
63°F
14°C
57°F
12°C
54°F
13°C
55°F
18°C
64°F
Air temp. 21°C
70°F
16°C
61°F
13°C
55°F
12°C
54°F
14°C
57°F
19°C
66°F
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El desplayado
By Rod TuTu
Nov 10, 2007
- Solamente Yo y Jean en la agua...
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Barra del chuy
By pachuco
Feb 4, 2007
- had to wait a few hours. So why not killin time with surfing the spot that divides uruguay and brasil!!! rock on
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La Aguada
By pachuco
Feb 2, 2007
First tube - What to say,   first tube ever, after all these years of searching, travelling, chickening out blablabla! Nice , steep take off, straight in tto the little, glassy, tube, and then everything stood still!   one of
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El desplayado
By chiki_surf
Jan 26, 2007
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El Martillo
By chiki_surf
Jan 26, 2007
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Trip: Uruguay
By Rod TuTu
From Nov 7, 2007 to Nov 13, 2007
Going to a quick exploration around Uruguay's coast before going back home :)
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By Anonymous , 22-11-2011

- What's the name of the place with no electricity and the hippies? I want to read about that spot here. Met a Brazillian there from Florianopolis.. made me laugh, it was totally flat!

By porthos81 , 29-12-2010

Surfing next week - help requested - Hey everyone,

I wanna come next week to Uruguay to surf (out of Buenos Aires). May anyone have a quick help where I can go (surf camp or other accomodiation with a shop near by)? I didn't find too much helpful in the internet so far...

As I am leaving Europe already in 3 days, quick help would be great!

Thanks a lot!!!

Cheers
Günther

By Anonymous , 07-06-2010

- When is the best time of the year to go surf in Punta del Este? Could someone explain more about crowd, wave sizes, etc. during the different seasons of the year? thanks

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