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El Barco ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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El Barco Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.5 °C

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Thursday, 22 March 2018, 03:30 Local time
Thursday 22
Wave (m) 1.1
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
ENE 10
NNE 10
N 10
Wind State cross-
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El Barco in South Uruguay is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the south. The beach breaks favour rights. Best around low tide. Likely to be crowded if working. Take care not to hit part of the wreck here.

Uruguay wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Punta del Este, 2 km from El Barco.

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El Barco Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport, 18 km from El Barco.


Air temperature
12 °C

Current weather near El Barco

Overall El Barco Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Town and city forecasts close to El Barco:

  • Closest city location
    4 mi
  • Second closest city location
    44 mi
  • Third closest city location
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    71 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    75 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to El Barco is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Barco is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 101 km (63 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Angel S Adami (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 123 km (76 miles) away.
El Barco break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Barco, South. Use the tab navigation above to view El Barco sea temperature, El Barco photographs, El Barco detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Barco webcams, current wind from South live weather stations and El Barco tide predictions. The Uruguay swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Uruguay and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Uruguay wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around El Barco.