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Cardiel (Mar del Plata) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Cardiel (Mar del Plata) break guidePhoto by: Nicolas

Cardiel (Mar del Plata) Surf Guide

Cardiel (Mar del Plata) in Provincia de Buenos Aires is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the west northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southeast. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the left. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Watch out for - Rocks.

Cardiel (Mar del Plata) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cardiel (Mar del Plata):

The best conditions reported for surf at Cardiel (Mar del Plata) occur when a South-southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cardiel (Mar del Plata) (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cardiel (Mar del Plata) 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 46% of the time in June while 26% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 28% 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 Cardiel (Mar del Plata) Location Map

Interactive Cardiel (Mar del Plata) 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 closest passenger airport to Cardiel (Mar del Plata) is Mar Del Plata Airport (MDQ) in Argentina, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Cardiel (Mar del Plata) is Villa Gesell Airport (VLG), also in Argentina, 94 km (58 miles) away.

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Cardiel (Mar del Plata) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 12 August 2022, 03:21 Local Time
Friday 12
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 11 11 7
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Cardiel (Mar del Plata)

Surf stats for Cardiel (Mar del Plata), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cardiel (Mar del Plata)

Wind stats for Cardiel (Mar del Plata), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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