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El Emir ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.4

Overall: 3.3

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El Emir Spot ID

Mar del este, El Emir photo

El Emir

Photo credit: gustavo padron

Mar del este, El Emir photo

El Emir

Photo credit: gustavo padron

Type: beach and reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.6 °C

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Friday, 18 January 2019, 19:37 Local time
Wave (m) 1.4
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 35
ESE 30
ESE 25
ESE 25
Wind State cross-

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El Emir in South Uruguay is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Often Crowded. Be careful when surfing close to the submerged wreck. "Best Swell for El Emir is East swell, or anything with an east component, south swells are blocked by a long rocky peninsula and don't get into the beach. South swells favour the near town of La Barra. El Emir is a beach break, but also a point break that breaks next to the shipwreck, a lefthander that can get hollow and powerful sometimes".....Gabriel

Uruguay wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Punta del Este, 1 km from El Emir.

IS AT (local time)

El Emir Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

moderate winds from the ESE

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
18.8 °C

Current weather near El Emir

Overall El Emir Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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El Emir Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to El Emir:

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


  • The closest passenger airport to El Emir 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 Emir 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 Emir break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for El Emir, South. Use the tab navigation above to view El Emir sea temperature, El Emir photographs, El Emir detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, El Emir webcams, current wind from South live weather stations and El Emir 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 Emir.