Playa Grande ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Playa Grande Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Uruguay – North)


Playa Grande Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 22.4 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 10:39 Local time

Sunday 29
6AM 9AM 12PM 3PM
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 12 12 11 11
Wind (km/h) 20
NNW 15
NNW 15
NE 30
Wind State cross-
off cross-

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Playa Grande in Uruguay - North is an exposed beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Best around low tide. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for dangerous rips.

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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.

light winds from the N

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Air temperature
20.1 °C

Current weather near Playa Grande

Overall Playa Grande Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Playa Grande:

  (click location name for more details)
Closest break Playa del Barco 1 mi
Second closest break Punta del Diablo 1 mi
Third closest break Cerro Chato 1 mi
Fourth closest break Las Achiras 1 mi
Fifth closest break La Moza 2 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Playa Grande:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 275 mi
Second closest wave buoy West Atlantic Buoy 3336 mi
Third closest wave buoy East of Martinique Buoy 3349 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy Middle Atlantic Buoy 3365 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 3536 mi

Tide stations nearest to Playa Grande:

Closest tide station Maldonado 99 mi
Second closest tide station Punta del Este 102 mi
Third closest tide station Piriapolis 114 mi
Fourth closest tide station Paso de Carrasco 154 mi
Fifth closest tide station Rio Grande 157 mi

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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

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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.
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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.


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