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La Escollera 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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La Escollera Surf Guide

La Escollera in West Uruguay is a fairly exposed reef/pier break that has quite reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the west northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Both left and right reef breaks. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Beware of fishing lines, rocks and pollution.

La Escollera Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
18.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Escollera:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Escollera occur when a Southeast swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Escollera 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 9% of the time in June while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 76% 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 La Escollera Location Map

Interactive La Escollera 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 Escollera is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 76 km (47 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Escollera is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 173 km (107 miles) away.

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La Escollera Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 14 May 2021, 00:22 Local Time
Friday 14
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 10 10 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
W 10
W 10
Wind State off cross-

Swell History at La Escollera

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

Wind History at La Escollera

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

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