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Rio de Janeiro

Arpoador

When the swell is good it’s by far the best spot in rio: powerful waves long walls and barrels. However the crowd is nervous but you can escape from it some days (try very early or just before sun going down).

Quality

Wave quality > World class
Frequency > Very consistent (150 day/year)
Experience Required > All surfers

Wave

Type > Beach-break + Point break
Direction > Right and left
Power > Powerful & fun
Bottom > Sand

Swell and Wind

Minimmun Swell Size > 1m | 3ft
Maximmun Swell Size > 5 m | 15 ft
Swell Direction > E, SE, S
Wind Direction > NE, E

More Details

Crowd during the Week > Crowded
Crowd on the Week-end > Crowded
Hazards >locals

Infrastructure

Accommodation >Hotels & Back
Commerce > shops and restaurants
Nightlife >Yeah, heaps!
Health assistance > Hospital nearby

Editor’s Comments

When the swell is good it’s by far the best spot in rio: powerful waves long walls and barrels. However the crowd is nervous but you can escape from it some days (try very early or just before sun going down).

By the way, you can surf at night there!! Yep, the place has light!!

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