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Zanja Honda ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.0

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Zanja Honda break guide

Zanja Honda Surf Guide

Zanja Honda in West Uruguay is an exposed beach and point break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the north northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights and there is a left hand point break as well. It very rarely gets crowded here. Watch out for rocks.

Zanja Honda Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beach  redBeach and pointIcon  s44.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.3°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zanja Honda:

The best conditions reported for surf at Zanja Honda occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northwest.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zanja Honda 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 40% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 38% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
22%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
40%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
38%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Zanja Honda Location Map

Interactive Zanja Honda 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 Zanja Honda is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 74 km (46 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zanja Honda is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 171 km (106 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Zanja Honda Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 10:25 Local Time
Saturday 08
12PM3PM6PM9PM
Wave (m) 1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.3
SSE
1.2
SSE
Period (s) 10 10 10 9
Wind (km/h) 10
ESE 10
ENE 15
NE 20
NE
Wind State cross-
on
cross cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Zanja Honda

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

Wind History at Zanja Honda

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

    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach
    • Icon  s44.3
    Reliability: consistent
    1km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    3km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Zanja Honda: