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Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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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

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeach/breakwaterIcon  s43.5
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.9°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.
clean
41%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
39%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
20%
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
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 14:57 Local Time
Sunday 11
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 2.1
S
1.7
S
1.7
SE
1.3
ESE
Period (s) 7 6 8 8
Wind (km/h) 40
S 30
SSW 25
SSW 15
SW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross cross-
off

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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Wave Buoys Nearest To Escollera Sur (Mar del Plata):

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.