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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, 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 Calções Fato de meia estação Fato integral Fato integral Fato integral Fato de meia estação
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
Climate            

Seasonal swell & wind variations

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Surf Spots

Surf Spots (46)
Quality Direction Type Frequ Experience
Arachania 3 / -
Right and left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Balneario Argentino 4 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Barra del chuy 1 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Bikini Beach (Left Reef Break) 12 / 1
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Bikini Beach (Right) 10 / -
Right and left Beach-break Experienced surfers
Cerro chato 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Cuchilla Alta 15 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
El Barco 4 / -
Left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
El desplayado 6 / -
Right Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
El Emir 18 / 1
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
El Martillo 3 / -
Right Experienced surfers
El Pedro - / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
El Pehue 1 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
El Pendorcho 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
El Pepe 15 / 1
Right and left Rivermouth Experienced surfers
El Pinar 5 / -
Right and left Rivermouth All surfers
Jose Ignacio 5 / -
Right Sand-bar All surfers
La Aguada 17 / 1
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
La Barra 18 / 4
Right and left Experienced surfers
La Boya 8 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
La Moza 8 / -
Right Point-break Experienced surfers
La Olla 6 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
La Pedrera 8 / -
Right and left Point-break All surfers
La Plage 6 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
La Posta 16 / -
Left Beach-break All surfers
La Virgen 4 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
La Viuda 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Las Toscas 2 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Los Botes 8 / -
Left Reef-rocky Experienced surfers
Los Dedos 6 / -
Right Beach-break All surfers
Los Pesqueros 8 / -
Right and left Sand-bar Experienced surfers
Montoya 8 / 2
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Pantalla 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Parque del plata 11 / 1
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Playa Brava 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Playa Honda 10 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Pocitos 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Punta Del Descanso - / -
Right and left Beach-break Beginners wave
Punta del Diablo 4 / -
Punta Negra 3 / -
Right and left Sand-bar All surfers
Santa Lucia del Este 15 / -
Left Point-break All surfers
Solis 10 / -
Right and left Point-break All surfers
Solymar 7 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
Terrazas 3 / -
Right and left Beach-break Pros or kamikaze only...
Zanja Honda 11 / -
Left Point-break Experienced surfers
Zorba 12 / -
Right and left Beach-break All surfers
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 Last surf sessions

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Rod TuTu avatar
El desplayado
De Rod TuTu
Nov 10, 2007
- Solamente Yo y Jean en la agua...
Mais...
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Barra del chuy
De pachuco
Fev 4, 2007
- had to wait a few hours. So why not killin time with surfing the spot that divides uruguay and brasil!!! rock on
Mais...
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La Aguada
De pachuco
Fev 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
Mais...
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El desplayado
De chiki_surf
Jan 26, 2007
-
Mais...
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El Martillo
De chiki_surf
Jan 26, 2007
-
Mais...

 Last surf trips

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Rod TuTu avatar
Viagem: Uruguay
De Rod TuTu
Do Nov 7, 2007 ao Nov 13, 2007
Going to a quick exploration around Uruguay's coast before going back home :)
Mais...

 Comments

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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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