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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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 Itacoatiara

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 22° 58.357' S
Longitude: 43° 2.007' W

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In the oceanic reagion of the city of Niterói, which is right next to Rio. This is a paradisiac beach, full of beatiful women.

The wave is the most powerful in all Rio de Janeiro State. With fast and hollow waves, you must have a quick drop-in to surf here.

The beach itself has three defined spots, the rocks on the left (Costão), and right (Pampo), and the middle, which is even more hollow, and usually dominated by bodyboarders.

There is also an alternative, which is called "Prainha" (Little beach). This spot is in the right side of Itacoatiara beach.

By crossing the rock that is on that side you'll be able to see it if it's working. It's easy to get in by jumping from the rock but getting out the water is a bit tricky... as many urchins as nature could put there !!! ask a local for directions...

English (Translate this text in English): In the oceanic reagion of the city of Niterói, which is right next to Rio. This is a paradisiac beach, full of beatiful women.

The wave is the most powerful in all Rio de Janeiro State. With fast and hollow waves, you must have a quick drop-in to surf here.

The beach itself has three defined spots, the rocks on the left (Costão), and right (Pampo), and the middle, which is even more hollow, and usually dominated by bodyboarders.

There is also an alternative, which is called "Prainha" (Little beach). This spot is in the right side of Itacoatiara beach.

By crossing the rock that is on that side you'll be able to see it if it's working. It's easy to get in by jumping from the rock but getting out the water is a bit tricky... as many urchins as nature could put there !!! ask a local for directions...

English (Translate this text in English): In the oceanic reagion of the city of Niterói, which is right next to Rio. This is a paradisiac beach, full of beatiful women.

The wave is the most powerful in all Rio de Janeiro State. With fast and hollow waves, you must have a quick drop-in to surf here.

The beach itself has three defined spots, the rocks on the left (Costão), and right (Pampo), and the middle, which is even more hollow, and usually dominated by bodyboarders.

There is also an alternative, which is called "Prainha" (Little beach). This spot is in the right side of Itacoatiara beach.

By crossing the rock that is on that side you'll be able to see it if it's working. It's easy to get in by jumping from the rock but getting out the water is a bit tricky... as many urchins as nature could put there !!! ask a local for directions...

English (Translate this text in English): In the oceanic reagion of the city of Niterói, which is right next to Rio. This is a paradisiac beach, full of beatiful women.

The wave is the most powerful in all Rio de Janeiro State. With fast and hollow waves, you must have a quick drop-in to surf here.

The beach itself has three defined spots, the rocks on the left (Costão), and right (Pampo), and the middle, which is even more hollow, and usually dominated by bodyboarders.

There is also an alternative, which is called "Prainha" (Little beach). This spot is in the right side of Itacoatiara beach.

By crossing the rock that is on that side you'll be able to see it if it's working. It's easy to get in by jumping from the rock but getting out the water is a bit tricky... as many urchins as nature could put there !!! ask a local for directions...

DistanceTake a car

WalkLong walk (>30 mn)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Itacoá

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movementRising tide

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

It's a very powerful wave. You must see if the wave is really opening. Check out for the locals, as they are pretty cocky, and have no patience at all... don´t try to cut anyone's wave, or you'll get burned afterwards... might by a painful experience...

A lot of famous surfers are from this spot, like Bruno Santos (winner of the 2008 Teahupo WCT), big rider Gulherme Herdi, famous shaper Ricardo Martins, amog others

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very powerful wave. You must see if the wave is really opening. Check out for the locals, as they are pretty cocky, and have no patience at all... don´t try to cut anyone's wave, or you'll get burned afterwards... might by a painful experience...

A lot of famous surfers are from this spot, like Bruno Santos (winner of the 2008 Teahupo WCT), big rider Gulherme Herdi, famous shaper Ricardo Martins, amog others

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very powerful wave. You must see if the wave is really opening. Check out for the locals, as they are pretty cocky, and have no patience at all... don´t try to cut anyone's wave, or you'll get burned afterwards... might by a painful experience...

A lot of famous surfers are from this spot, like Bruno Santos (winner of the 2008 Teahupo WCT), big rider Gulherme Herdi, famous shaper Ricardo Martins, amog others

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very powerful wave. You must see if the wave is really opening. Check out for the locals, as they are pretty cocky, and have no patience at all... don´t try to cut anyone's wave, or you'll get burned afterwards... might by a painful experience...

A lot of famous surfers are from this spot, like Bruno Santos (winner of the 2008 Teahupo WCT), big rider Gulherme Herdi, famous shaper Ricardo Martins, amog others

Atmosphere

This is an almost bodyboarder spot... but if you have the skills to surf here, you are in for a huge adrenaline shot. There is no concern in staying in the wavem as it is incredicly powerful, so you can just focus on the moves...if you are luck and there are barrels, than you are in for a real treat... have fun !!!

English (Translate this text in English): This is an almost bodyboarder spot... but if you have the skills to surf here, you are in for a huge adrenaline shot. There is no concern in staying in the wavem as it is incredicly powerful, so you can just focus on the moves...if you are luck and there are barrels, than you are in for a real treat... have fun !!!

English (Translate this text in English): This is an almost bodyboarder spot... but if you have the skills to surf here, you are in for a huge adrenaline shot. There is no concern in staying in the wavem as it is incredicly powerful, so you can just focus on the moves...if you are luck and there are barrels, than you are in for a real treat... have fun !!!

English (Translate this text in English): This is an almost bodyboarder spot... but if you have the skills to surf here, you are in for a huge adrenaline shot. There is no concern in staying in the wavem as it is incredicly powerful, so you can just focus on the moves...if you are luck and there are barrels, than you are in for a real treat... have fun !!!

General

a very funny and powerful wave for good surfers
...sick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): a very funny and powerful wave for good surfers<br />...sick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): a very funny and powerful wave for good surfers&lt;br &#47;&gt;...sick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): a very funny and powerful wave for good surfers&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;...sick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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By Anonymous , 31-07-2009

all in all worth it - The waves can be exceptionally great, or just terrible. If you have any luck, there will be barrels, and this is pretty fun. The girls in this beach are nothinbg like any other, just HOT beyond recognition

anyone looking for furhter info, send me a message, as I live in Niterói

By mribeirocosta , 05-01-2009

powerfull- inconsistent - aways powerfull, best after south, sw swells witch shakes the sand bars. sometimes it can just dont work. anyway the most beautiful beach in rio nice girls, party, w..d...

By tonare in heaven , 07-12-2006

look out - the heaviest wave in RJ for sure.. this is not for begginers!! and wait for your turn to catch yours or u may find some trouble with the locals.. goforit !!

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