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Punta del Diablo break guidePhoto by: Andrea Nicolini

Punta del Diablo Surf Guide

Punta del Diablo in West Uruguay is an exposed beach break that has reasonably consistent surf. Autumn and winter are the favoured times of year for waves. Offshore winds are from the northwest. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southeast. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. Relatively few surfers here, even on good days. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Punta del Diablo Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Punta del Diablo:

The best conditions reported for surf at Punta del Diablo 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 del Diablo (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Punta del Diablo with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 26% of the time in July while 42% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 32% 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 del Diablo 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 del Diablo is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 160 km (99 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Punta del Diablo is Cerro Largo (Melo) Airport (MLZ), also in Uruguay, 200 km (124 miles) away.

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Punta del Diablo Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 2 February 2023, 23:26 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 8 7 7 8
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Swell History at Punta del Diablo

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

Wind History at Punta del Diablo

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

Punta del Diablo Reviews:

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Julia from Uruguay
“If you study the map, you'll realize Punta del Diablo is in the very East of the country. Not West.

[Editors comments: fixed in database]”

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