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Playa Grande 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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Playa Grande Spot ID

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Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 18.0 °C

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Sunday, 29 November 2015, 17:27 Local time
Sunday 29
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 11 4 5 11
Wind (km/h) 40
SSW 50
SSW 45
SSW 25
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Playa Grande in West Uruguay is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around low tide. Rarely crowded here. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Uruguay wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Cerro Verde, 5 km from Playa Grande.

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Playa Grande Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rocha, 85 km from Playa Grande.

moderate winds from the W

Air temperature
21.9 °C

Current weather near Playa Grande

Overall Playa Grande Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Playa Grande Location Maps

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Tide stations nearest to Playa Grande:

  • Closest tide station
    99 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    Punta del Este
    102 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    114 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    Paso de Carrasco
    154 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Rio Grande
    157 mi
snow forecast website

Ski Resorts closest to Playa Grande:

  • Closest ski area
    Vallecitos (Argentina)
    919 mi
  • Second closest ski area
    Las Lenas (Argentina)
    943 mi
  • Third closest ski area
    Los Penitentes (Argentina)
    944 mi
  • Fourth closest ski area
    Los Puquios (Argentina)
    946 mi
  • Fifth closest ski area
    Portillo (Chile)
    960 mi
city weather forecast website

Town and city forecasts close to Playa Grande:

  • Closest city location
    Santa Vitoria do Palmar (Brazil)
    38 mi
  • Second closest city location
    Rocha (Uruguay)
    54 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Treinta Y Tries (Uruguay)
    75 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Minas (Uruguay)
    99 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Maldonado (Uruguay)
    99 mi


  • The nearest passenger airport to Playa Grande is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 159 km (99 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Playa Grande is Cerro Largo (Melo) Airport (MLZ), also in Uruguay, 200 km (124 miles) away.
Playa Grande break location map and break info

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