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La Barra break guidePhoto by: Eduardo Terian

La Barra Surf Guide

La Barra in South Uruguay is an exposed point/rivermouth break that has quite reliable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Ideal winds are from the north northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the south. Best around low tide. Sometimes crowded. Take care of rocks in the line up.

La Barra Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon pointPoint/rivermouthIcon  s43.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Barra:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Barra 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 La Barra (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Barra 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.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Barra Location Map

Interactive La Barra 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 La Barra is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 5 km (3 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Barra is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 107 km (66 miles) away.

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La Barra Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 20:08 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m)
1.4
SE
1.5
ESE
1.5
ESE
1.6
ESE
Period (s) 6 7 7 7
Wind (km/h)
30
25
20
20
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on
cross-
on

Swell History at La Barra

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

Wind History at La Barra

Wind stats for La Barra, 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 La Barra. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s44.1
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    6km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Barra: