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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaia surfboard in Lances Left, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Arpoador

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 22° 59.395' S
Longitude: 43° 11.499' W

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It´s between Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): It´s between Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): It´s between Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.

English (Translate this text in English): It´s between Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach.

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Good wind directionEast, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdCrowded

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Atmosphere

Nervous crowd...

English (Translate this text in English): Nervous crowd...

English (Translate this text in English): Nervous crowd...

English (Translate this text in English): Nervous crowd...

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Arpoador
By nanie
Nov 7, 2007
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Arpoador
By freedeuching
Aug 6, 2007
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By Anonymous , 22-08-2008

fun, friendly - i was in rio last week and rented a board for a day. surfed this break 3 times and had some fun. i met a cool guys at the rental shop in arpoador and he was out the next morning. locals were friendly. it was pretty small, about chest to shoulder, maybe it get more intense on a bigger day. there seemed to be a lot of trash in the water in the evening, i think it's because they open the canal that separates leblon from ipanema. so watch out for that. fun lefts.

By Anonymous , 26-01-2008

- Most crowded spot in Rio, but when it's really big (more than 2m).. the crowd stay in the sand !

By Anonymous , 01-09-2006

best left - when the swell is good it's by far the best spot in rio: powerfull waves long walls and barrels. However the crowd is nervous but you can scape from it some days (try very early or just before sun going down).

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