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El Martillo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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El Martillo Surf Guide

El Martillo in South Uruguay is an exposed point break that has quite consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Best around low tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks,currents.

El Martillo Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon point  redPointIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Martillo:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Martillo occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Martillo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 24% of the time in May while 46% 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.
clean
24%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
30%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Martillo Location Map

Interactive El Martillo 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 Martillo is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 7 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Martillo is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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El Martillo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 06:48 Local Time
Saturday 08
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 1.1
SSE
1.2
SSE
1.1
SSE
1.1
SSE
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 10
NNW 10
N 10
NE 15
ENE
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at El Martillo

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

Wind History at El Martillo

Wind stats for El Martillo, 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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    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Martillo: