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Montoya Surf Guide

Montoya in South Uruguay is an exposed beach and point break that has quite consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. Offshore winds blow from the northwest. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach are mainly rights When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Watch out for rocks.

Montoya Spot Info

Icon beachBeach and pointIcon  s33.2
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
10.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Montoya:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Montoya 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 22% of the time in June while 35% 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.
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 Montoya Location Map

Interactive Montoya 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 Montoya is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 9 km (6 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Montoya is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 110 km (68 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Montoya Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 04:36 Local Time
Wednesday 06
Wave (m)
Period (s) 11 10 10 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross cross cross cross

Swell History at Montoya

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

Wind History at Montoya

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

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.8
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.4
    Reliability: very consistent
    3km away
    • Icon beachBeach and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon pointPoint/rivermouth
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Montoya: