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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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 Barra da Tijuca - Posto 8

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 23° 0.651' S
Longitude: 43° 21.712' W

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 Access

It's 15 km from the downtown, you need only to take the highway Laga-Barra and then take the beach road.

English (Translate this text in English): It's 15 km from the downtown, you need only to take the highway Laga-Barra and then take the beach road.

English (Translate this text in English): It's 15 km from the downtown, you need only to take the highway Laga-Barra and then take the beach road.

English (Translate this text in English): It's 15 km from the downtown, you need only to take the highway Laga-Barra and then take the beach road.

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 Alphabarrels

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeSand-bar

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.ricosurf.com.b... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism

 Additional Information

Pick your surfboard and go to the water, you dont need to know more than that.

English (Translate this text in English): Pick your surfboard and go to the water, you dont need to know more than that.

English (Translate this text in English): Pick your surfboard and go to the water, you dont need to know more than that.

English (Translate this text in English): Pick your surfboard and go to the water, you dont need to know more than that.

Atmosphere

In a hot weekend the beach is crowded with beatiful people, after the surf and when its flat the night is very good, you cant get bored there.

English (Translate this text in English): In a hot weekend the beach is crowded with beatiful people, after the surf and when its flat the night is very good, you cant get bored there.

English (Translate this text in English): In a hot weekend the beach is crowded with beatiful people, after the surf and when its flat the night is very good, you cant get bored there.

English (Translate this text in English): In a hot weekend the beach is crowded with beatiful people, after the surf and when its flat the night is very good, you cant get bored there.

General

A fun wave for all surfes with rights and lefts.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun wave for all surfes with rights and lefts.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun wave for all surfes with rights and lefts.

English (Translate this text in English): A fun wave for all surfes with rights and lefts.

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By ANDREBASTOS , 24-08-2012

If you wanna surf, do not come in the summer - In the summer you will not get waves here. The swell rarely is over 3 feet and the sand botton is a shit. You gotta come from April to October and you will get good days. However, Barra just handle 4 feet waves. More than this and all the waves close. Then you go Recreio, Macumba, Prainha or Grumari.

By hanna , 15-11-2007

lots of fun - just spent a week in Rio, caught lots of good waves at Barra da tijuca. nice beach, gorgeous women, warm water, good waves - what else do you need?

By rahjl@hotmail.com , 15-01-2007

Barra is overrated - I've just been to Rio, and hated Barra de Tijuca. I've stayed near posto 8 (Ayrton Senna street), the beach was full of trash everywhere and the water somewhat polluted, you could see stains on the sea of some sort of waste (I thought it was oil or something), besides waves sucked big time, and I had to paddle a lot to get to the break point. Awful beach. I recommend Grumari ten thousand times, waves weren't that good either, but the place is just awesome.

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