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La Posta ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.4

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La Posta break guidePhoto by: Diego

La Posta Surf Guide

La Posta in South Uruguay is an exposed beach and point break that is usually a safe bet. Autumn and winter are the best times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the north. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks are all rights and there is a left hand point break too. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for .

La Posta Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s33.4
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
21.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Posta:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing La Posta with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 19% of the time in May while 41% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 40% 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
41%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
40%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Posta Location Map

Interactive La Posta 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 Posta is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 6 km (4 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to La Posta is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 108 km (67 miles) away.

Icon breakBreak
Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
La Posta Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 15 April 2021, 23:08 Local Time
Friday 16
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.4
ESE
0.4
ESE
0.4
SE
0.4
SE
Period (s) 9 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 10
NW 10
NW 10
WNW 10
W
Wind State cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross

Swell History at La Posta

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

Wind History at La Posta

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

    • Icon pointPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    5km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To La Posta: