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La Olla ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.5

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La Olla Surf Guide

La Olla in South Uruguay is an exposed point break that has fairly consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the west northwest. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southeast.The break here is a left hand point. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, crowds are likely Take care of rocks in the line up.

La Olla Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
16.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Olla:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing La Olla 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 23% of the time in May while 46% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 31% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
23%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
46%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
31%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Olla Location Map

Interactive La Olla 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 Olla is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Olla is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 102 km (63 miles) away.

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La Olla Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 01:30 Local Time
Tuesday 26
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m)
0.4
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
0.5
S
Period (s) 10 10 10 11
Wind (km/h)
20
20
15
15
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at La Olla

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

Wind History at La Olla

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

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    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    Reliability: fairly consistent
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    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Olla: