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Leme

Works in good conditions very occasionally on big swells. It is a good place for beginners as the waves tend to be small most days. If you are a learner you should check this place.

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Copacabana

It’s a very powerful wave when the big swell comes, with a lot of local bodyboarders. A hard drop and search for the tube, because it’s the only way out.

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Praia do Diabo

There is a lot of bodyboards in Diabo, it is a quick wave, there are a lots of barrels. To the left side of Diabo there is the “Inferno” that many times is better than Diabo, but in Inferno is a militar area so you can’t sit on the sand.

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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).

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Ipanema

Really friendly in the middle of the beach. Mostly a tourist zone. The thing about ipanema is that the waves change a lot…one day you´ll get the best barrels of your life…the other you´ll regret waking up early.

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Pontao do Leblon

Pontao is a dangerous wave, with lots of power. There is a killer shore-break. It’s a really good spot for big waves, and it has some really fun waves when its small.

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Sao Conrado

Excellent tube riding spot. The hollowest and most barreling wave in Rio city. Surfing this place in a sunny day is incredible, the background is surreal.

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Joatinga

Joatinga is a spot that even no waves(flat), there will be some waves, always!! On week-ends you can see the beautiful brazilian womens.

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Quebra Mar

Great option for hang out and get a few waves. But there’s lots of locals. Go early! When it is on is one of the best breaks in Rio!

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Barra da Tijuca

In a hot weekend the beach is crowded with beautiful people, after the surf and when its flat the night is very good, you can’t get bored there.