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

Overall: 3.5

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Cerro Verde Surf Guide

Cerro Verde in West Uruguay is a sheltered point break that has consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks and isolation.

Cerro Verde Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
22.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cerro Verde:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cerro Verde with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 3% of the time in July while 0% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 97% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
3%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
0%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
97%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Cerro Verde Location Map

Interactive Cerro Verde 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 Verde is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 163 km (101 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Cerro Verde is Cerro Largo (Melo) Airport (MLZ), also in Uruguay, 196 km (122 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
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Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Cerro Verde Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 04:23 Local Time
Tuesday 13
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.1
SE
1.1
SE
1.0
SE
0.9
SE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
W 5
W 0
SSE 5
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
glass cross-
on

Swell History at Cerro Verde

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

Wind History at Cerro Verde

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

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Wave Buoys Nearest To Cerro Verde:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.