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La Barra ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.3
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 3.7

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La Barra Spot ID

Volando, La Barra photo

La Barra

Photo credit: Eduardo Terian

El limite 2, La Barra photo

La Barra

Photo credit: Eduardo Terian

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La Barra

Photo credit: Martin

Izquierdita, La Barra photo

La Barra

Photo credit: Martin

Type: point/rivermouth

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNW

Sea Temperature Today is: 12.0 °C

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 00:19 Local time
Wednesday 18
Wave (m) 1.5
Period (s) 6 6 7 8
Wind (km/h) 30
ENE 20
ENE 10
E 5
Wind State cross cross cross-

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La Barra in South Uruguay is an exposed point/rivermouth break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Uruguay wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Maldonado, 8 km from La Barra.

IS AT (local time)

La Barra Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Laguna Del Sauce, 22 km from La Barra.

moderate winds from the E

Intermittent light rain
Air temperature
12.2 °C

Current weather near La Barra

Overall La Barra Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in July

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La Barra Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to La Barra:

  • Closest city location
    5 mi
  • Second closest city location
    43 mi
  • Third closest city location
    44 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    74 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    78 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to La Barra is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to La Barra is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 107 km (66 miles) away.
  • The third closest airport is Angel S Adami (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 128 km (80 miles) away.
La Barra break location map and break info

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

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.