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La Boya ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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La Boya Surf Guide

La Boya in South Uruguay is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Both left and right reef breaks. Even when there are waves, it's not likley to be crowded. Watch out for rocks.

La Boya Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s43.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Boya:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Boya occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

aprilBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing La Boya with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of April. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in April while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 39% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
19%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
42%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
39%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Boya Location Map

Interactive La Boya 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 Boya is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 8 km (5 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Boya is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 109 km (68 miles) away.

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La Boya Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 03:20 Local Time
Tuesday 26
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m)
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.6
S
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
15
Wind State cross-
off
off off cross-
off

Swell History at La Boya

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

Wind History at La Boya

Wind stats for La Boya, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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