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Barre de Balizas Surf Guide

Barre de Balizas in West Uruguay is an exposed river break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Surfing here means negotiating dangerous rips.

Barre de Balizas Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barre de Balizas:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barre de Balizas occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Barre de Balizas (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barre de Balizas with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 33% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 30% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barre de Balizas Location Map

Interactive Barre de Balizas surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Barre de Balizas is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 123 km (76 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Barre de Balizas is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 213 km (132 miles) away.

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Barre de Balizas Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 21 May 2022, 19:22 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off

Swell History at Barre de Balizas

Surf stats for Barre de Balizas, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Barre de Balizas

Wind stats for Barre de Balizas, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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