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Zorba ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Zorba Surf Guide

Zorba in South Uruguay is an exposed beach break that has pretty consitent surf. Autumn and winter are the optimum times of year for waves. The best wind direction is from the north northwest. Clean groundswells prevail and the best swell direction is from the south. Waves at the beach tend to peel to the right. It's sometimes crowded here. Beware of .

Zorba Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
19.2°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Zorba:

The best conditions reported for surf at Zorba 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 Zorba (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Zorba 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 20% of the time in June while 37% 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.
clean
20%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
37%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
43%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Zorba Location Map

Interactive Zorba 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 Zorba is El Jaguel International (Punta Del Este) Airport (PDP) in Uruguay, which is 4 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Zorba is Carrasco International (Montevideo) Airport (MVD), also in Uruguay, 102 km (63 miles) away.

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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.
Zorba Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 8 May 2021, 16:57 Local Time
SatSun
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 1.0
SSE
1.0
SSE
0.9
SSE
0.7
SSE
Period (s) 10 9 9 9
Wind (km/h) 20
ENE 20
NE 20
NE 20
NE
Wind State cross cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Zorba

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

Wind History at Zorba

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

    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    4km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Zorba: