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Latitude: 23° 0.651' S
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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
Alternative name Alphabarrels
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
- Rips / undertow
- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
Pick your surfboard and go to the water, you dont need to know more than that.
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.
A fun wave for all surfes with rights and lefts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org , 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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