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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.

Quality

Wave quality > Regional classic, don’t miss it
Frequency > Regular
Experience Required > Experienced surfers

Wave

Type > Beach-break
Direction > Right and left
Power > Hollow, fast, powerful
Bottom > Sand

Swell and Wind

Minimmun Swell Size > 1m | 3ft
Maximmun Swell Size > 3 m | 10 ft
Swell Direction > E, SE, S
Wind Direction > SE

More Details

Crowd during the Week > Crowded
Crowd on the Week-end > Crowded
Hazards >the wave itself!

Infrastructure

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

Editor’s Comments

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.

When it’s medium or small it offers a good tube, always with a radical drop. Generally the waves in Copacabana comes with a big swell (check out “baixio” and “posto 6”). The best season is in the winter, but it can break everytime a big swell comes. When it’s really big, the outside posto 5 starts working and the waves there go up to 12 feet!! Look for “Baixio” Enjoy the tubes…

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