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Punta Medanos Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Punta Medanos Surf Guide

Punta Medanos in Provincia de Buenos Aires is an exposed sandbar break that has quite consistent surf. Works best in offshore winds from the northwest. The optimum well angle is from the southeast. Waves at the sandbar are both lefts and rights. An uncrowded break, even when it is working. Beware of - Shark protected.

Punta Medanos Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
22.5°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta Medanos:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Punta Medanos 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 29% of the time in May while 45% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 26% 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).

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Interactive Punta Medanos 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 nearest passenger airport to Punta Medanos is Villa Gesell Airport (VLG) in Argentina, which is 44 km (27 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta Medanos is Mar Del Plata Airport (MDQ), also in Argentina, 135 km (84 miles) away.

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Punta Medanos Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 29 January 2023, 19:36 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 6 6 5 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-

Swell History at Punta Medanos

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

Wind History at Punta Medanos

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

Punta Medanos Reviews:

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Based on 2 votes.
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  • Quality on a good day:Icon  s43.5
  • Consistency of Surf:Icon  s33.0
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  • Wind and Kite Surfing:Icon  s55.0
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Osvaldo de la Cruz from Argentina
“Es el spot piola mas cercano que tengo, antes que ir al muelle de Mar de Ajo donde hay una horda de pseudo-surfistas matandose por una olita y haciendose los PRO-Locals territoriales, me voy al faro y ahi paso el dia tranquilo de playa y surf.

Copado del lugar, bajas con la camioneta y te vas a surfear, podes dejar la chata abierta que no te roban.”

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