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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Forte de Copacabana

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 22° 59.106' S
Longitude: 43° 11.132' W

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Pela Avenida Atlântica, a beira-mar.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Copacabana

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencySometimes break




BottomFlat rocks with sand

PowerFun, Powerless, Slab

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthVery Long (300 to 500 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionLow and mid tide

Best tide movementDon't know

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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By Anonymous , 15-10-2012

- This place just breaks when monster swells come from the south. When its on, is overcrowded week days or weekends. Nowadays the place was dominated by the Sups and longboards.

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