In this Note we deduce an explicit Sommerfeld-type radiation condition which is convenient to prove the uniqueness for the time-harmonic outgoing wave problem in an isotropic elastic half-plane with free boundary condition. The expression is obtained from a rigorous asymptotic analysis of the associated Green's function. The main difficulty is that the free boundary condition allows the propagation of a Rayleigh wave which cannot be neglected in the far field expansion. We also give the existence result for this problem. To cite this article: M. Durán et al., C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris, Ser. I 347 (2009).