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Cerro Chato ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Cerro Chato Surf Guide

Cerro Chato in West Uruguay is an exposed point break that has consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest.There is a left breaking point here. It very rarely gets crowded here. Take care of rocks in the line up.

Cerro Chato Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cerro Chato:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cerro Chato occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cerro Chato (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cerro Chato 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 16% of the time in June while 5% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 79% 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 Cerro Chato Location Map

Interactive Cerro Chato 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 Cerro Chato is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 160 km (99 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cerro Chato is Cerro Largo (Melo) Airport (MLZ), also in Uruguay, 199 km (124 miles) away.

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Cerro Chato Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 10:16 Local Time
Wednesday 14
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 10 12 11 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NE 20
NE 20
NE 20
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Cerro Chato

Surf stats for Cerro Chato, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cerro Chato

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

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