Punta del Diablo Reviews and Ratings
(Uruguay – North)
Visitor reviews of Punta del Diablo surf break
January 27, 2012
Julia from Uruguay
If you study the map, you'll realize Punta del Diablo is in the very East of the country. Not West.
[Editors comments: fixed in database]
Punta del Diablo Ratings
Based on 3 votes. Vote
Quality on a good day: 3.0
(1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
(1: Punta del Diablo is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).
Regional Rating: 4.0
(1: Punta del Diablo is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Uruguay - North. 5: the best break in Uruguay - North).
Difficulty Level: 3.0
(1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).
Onshore Wind: 3.0
(1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Punta del Diablo can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
(1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Punta del Diablo are often excellent).
Water Quality: 3.0
(1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Punta del Diablo is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(1: Getting to Punta del Diablo requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).
(1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).
Local Attitude: 3.0
(1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Punta del Diablo for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(1: Camping at Punta del Diablo is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).
(1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Punta del Diablo is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).
Equipment and Repairs: 2.0
(1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).
(1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Punta del Diablo, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).
(1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Punta del Diablo where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).