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Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) Surf Guide

Escollera Sur in Buenos Aires is an exposed beach/breakwater break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Prevailing right breaking waves at the beach break. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of the strong rips here.

Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
9.8°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata):

The best conditions reported for surf at Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) 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 41% of the time in May while 39% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 20% 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 Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) Location Map

Interactive Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) 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 Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) is Mar Del Plata Airport (MDQ) in Argentina, which is 13 km (8 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) is Villa Gesell Airport (VLG), also in Argentina, 100 km (62 miles) away.

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Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 7 July 2022, 03:52 Local Time
Thursday 07
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 6 8 9
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata)

Surf stats for Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata)

Wind stats for Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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