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El Martillo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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El Martillo Spot ID

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Type: point

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.0 °C

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Sunday, 16 December 2018, 12:46 Local time
Sunday 16
Wave (m) 0.2
Period (s) 7 9 7 8
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 0
ENE 10
ENE 15
Wind State cross-
glass cross-

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El Martillo in South Uruguay is an exposed point break that has quite consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks,currents.

Uruguay wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Punta del Este, 1 km from El Martillo.

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El Martillo Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

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

light winds from the NNW

Air temperature
28.5 °C

Current weather near El Martillo

Overall El Martillo Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to El Martillo:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    45 mi
  • Third closest city location
    48 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    70 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    74 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to El Martillo is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to El Martillo is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 100 km (62 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Angel S Adami (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 122 km (76 miles) away.
El Martillo break location map and break info

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