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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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 El Pepe

Uruguay

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Take the highway 9 until the km 175 and you'll see a bridge over the laguna of Jose Ignacio. The spot is at the rivermouth. Besides the bridge there is a parking and a windsurfing school.
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By car from the highway that goes from Punta del Este to Laguna Garzon and in the km 170 aprox you will see the laguna of Jose Ignacio and a bridge where you can park your car. Then walk for 5 mins to the spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the highway 9 until the km 175 and you'll see a bridge over the laguna of Jose Ignacio. The spot is at the rivermouth. Besides the bridge there is a parking and a windsurfing school.<br />+<br />By car from the highway that goes from Punta del Este to Laguna Garzon and in the km 170 aprox you will see the laguna of Jose Ignacio and a bridge where you can park your car. Then walk for 5 mins to the spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the highway 9 until the km 175 and you'll see a bridge over the laguna of Jose Ignacio. The spot is at the rivermouth. Besides the bridge there is a parking and a windsurfing school.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;By car from the highway that goes from Punta del Este to Laguna Garzon and in the km 170 aprox you will see the laguna of Jose Ignacio and a bridge where you can park your car. Then walk for 5 mins to the spot.

English (Translate this text in English): Take the highway 9 until the km 175 and you'll see a bridge over the laguna of Jose Ignacio. The spot is at the rivermouth. Besides the bridge there is a parking and a windsurfing school.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;By car from the highway that goes from Punta del Este to Laguna Garzon and in the km 170 aprox you will see the laguna of Jose Ignacio and a bridge where you can park your car. Then walk for 5 mins to the spot.

DistanceTake a car

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name la boca de la laguna / desembocadura de Jose Ignacio

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeRivermouth

DirectionRight and left

Bottom

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at and holds up to

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

youll have no problem if you respect the locals and you will catch a lot of waves ,unless you are brazilian also known as macacos.

English (Translate this text in English): youll have no problem if you respect the locals and you will catch a lot of waves ,unless you are brazilian also known as macacos.

English (Translate this text in English): youll have no problem if you respect the locals and you will catch a lot of waves ,unless you are brazilian also known as macacos.

English (Translate this text in English): youll have no problem if you respect the locals and you will catch a lot of waves ,unless you are brazilian also known as macacos.

Atmosphere

The place is very nice, the beach is clean and you have the town of Jose Ignacio near that is very pretty and has another great spot known as el pueblo.
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A great tubular wave, respect the locals and you will have no problem at all.

English (Translate this text in English): The place is very nice, the beach is clean and you have the town of Jose Ignacio near that is very pretty and has another great spot known as el pueblo.<br />+<br />A great tubular wave, respect the locals and you will have no problem at all.

English (Translate this text in English): The place is very nice, the beach is clean and you have the town of Jose Ignacio near that is very pretty and has another great spot known as el pueblo.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;A great tubular wave, respect the locals and you will have no problem at all.

English (Translate this text in English): The place is very nice, the beach is clean and you have the town of Jose Ignacio near that is very pretty and has another great spot known as el pueblo.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;A great tubular wave, respect the locals and you will have no problem at all.

General

A great spot, one of the best ones in Uruguay in my opinion with Zanja Honda, la Moza, la Barra, el Barco de la Pedrera.
A very hollow wave
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when break good is one of the best waves in uruguay, exelents barrels

English (Translate this text in English): A great spot, one of the best ones in Uruguay in my opinion with Zanja Honda, la Moza, la Barra, el Barco de la Pedrera.<br />A very hollow wave<br />+<br />when break good is one of the best waves in uruguay, exelents barrels

English (Translate this text in English): A great spot, one of the best ones in Uruguay in my opinion with Zanja Honda, la Moza, la Barra, el Barco de la Pedrera.&lt;br &#47;&gt;A very hollow wave&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;when break good is one of the best waves in uruguay, exelents barrels

English (Translate this text in English): A great spot, one of the best ones in Uruguay in my opinion with Zanja Honda, la Moza, la Barra, el Barco de la Pedrera.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;A very hollow wave&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;when break good is one of the best waves in uruguay, exelents barrels

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By Anonymous , 18-02-2008

my local spot - Surfed it Feb 6., clean, double over head. few people. fun, fun, fun.

By Rodrigo , 16-08-2006

Good stuff - I have been bodyboarding this wave at +6feet some 5 years ago. Very hollow & powerfull beachbreak. Just me and a couple of friends, epic day. Very long tube rides in my mind.......

By Anonymous , 24-07-2006

- do go there

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