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El Emir ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.4

Overall: 3.3

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El Emir break guidePhoto by: gustavo padron

El Emir Surf Guide

El Emir in South Uruguay is an exposed beach and reef break that has pretty consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the north northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Often Crowded. Be careful when surfing close to the submerged wreck. "Best Swell for El Emir is East swell, or anything with an east component, south swells are blocked by a long rocky peninsula and don't get into the beach. South swells favour the near town of La Barra. El Emir is a beach break, but also a point break that breaks next to the shipwreck, a lefthander that can get hollow and powerful sometimes".....Gabriel

El Emir Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Emir:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Emir occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Emir 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 20% of the time in June while 37% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 43% 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 El Emir Location Map

Interactive El Emir 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 El Emir is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Emir is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 101 km (63 miles) away.

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El Emir Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 17:11 Local Time
Wave (m) 1.0
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
NE 20
NE 20
Wind State cross cross-

Swell History at El Emir

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

Wind History at El Emir

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

El Emir Reviews:

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Based on 5 votes.
  • Overall:Icon  s33.3
  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s32.6
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s43.6
  • Difficulty Level:Icon  s22.4
  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s11.0
  • Crowds:Icon  s11.4
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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Giulliano from Uruguay
“There's a beach break, the wave are usually lefthand and break from 0.3 feet until 6 feet or a bit more.
For a classic conditions need a south or sowth-east swell and north or north-west winds.
regularly the temperature is under the 10ºC in winter(june to august) so you need at least a 4/3 wetswit (oviously gloves and boots), between january and march you can surf "like you came to life"
The wave don´t have much power but there's not a weak wave.
In summer the crowd is hell, and some of the locals are very stupid (i am a local), but inoffensive.”

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