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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).

    Crowds: 3.0

    (1: Often too crowded. 5: Punta del Diablo is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).

    Access: 5.0

    (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).

    Scenery: 3.0

    (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).

    Accommodation: 5.0

    (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).

    Camping: 4.0

    (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).

    Entertainment: 3.0

    (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).

    Eating: 4.0

    (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).

    Drinking: 2.5

    (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).