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El Morro de la Virgen ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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El Morro de la Virgen Surf Guide

El Morro de la Virgen in West Uruguay is a sheltered beach break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the west. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Watch out for .

El Morro de la Virgen Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing El Morro de la Virgen:

The best conditions reported for surf at El Morro de la Virgen occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf El Morro de la Virgen (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing El Morro de la Virgen 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 7% of the time in June while 2% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 91% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
7%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
2%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
91%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore El Morro de la Virgen Location Map

Interactive El Morro de la Virgen 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 Morro de la Virgen is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 77 km (48 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to El Morro de la Virgen is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 173 km (107 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
El Morro de la Virgen Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 10 April 2021, 18:21 Local Time
SatSun
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.3
ENE
1.2
E
1.4
E
1.3
E
Period (s) 6 6 6 6
Wind (km/h) 20
NE 25
NE 30
ENE 25
NNE
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on cross-
on

Swell History at El Morro de la Virgen

Surf stats for El Morro de la Virgen, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at El Morro de la Virgen

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near El Morro de la Virgen. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef/pier
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s22.2
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To El Morro de la Virgen:

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.