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Jose Ignacio ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Jose Ignacio Spot ID

Jose Ignacio, offshore, at sunset photo

Jose Ignacio

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Jose Ignacio

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Type: sandbar

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind WNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.2 °C

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Friday, 14 December 2018, 18:03 Local time
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 8 8 8 8
Wind (km/h) 15
WSW 10
WNW 25
WSW 25
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Jose Ignacio in South Uruguay is an exposed beach break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the west northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Be careful when surfing close to the submerged wreck.

Uruguay wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Desembocadura de Garzon, 5 km from Jose Ignacio.

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Jose Ignacio Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At La Paloma wx, 45 km from Jose Ignacio.

light winds from the SW

Mostly Cloudy
Air temperature
22.8 °C

Current weather near Jose Ignacio

Overall Jose Ignacio Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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Town and city forecasts close to Jose Ignacio:

  • Closest city location
    21 mi
  • Second closest city location
    28 mi
  • Third closest city location
    47 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    89 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    92 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Jose Ignacio is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 30 km (19 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Jose Ignacio is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 130 km (81 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Angel S Adami (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 152 km (94 miles) away.
Jose Ignacio break location map and break info

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