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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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 Joatinga

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 23° 0.912' S
Longitude: 43° 17.465' W

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 Access

Between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca beaches.
About 35 minutes from downtown and 25 minutes from Copacabana.
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The access can be done by car or after a good walk or even swimming from Barra da Tijuca. It’s a small spot between Barra da Tijuca and Sao Conrado. To access the area it’s necessary to enter in a residential area and go down a cliff.
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It's a small beach between Barra Da Tijuca and Sao conrado. You take estrada do joá, it's inside "joatinga condominium".

English (Translate this text in English): Between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca beaches.<br />About 35 minutes from downtown and 25 minutes from Copacabana.<br />+<br />The access can be done by car or after a good walk or even swimming from Barra da Tijuca. It’s a small spot between Barra da Tijuca and Sao Conrado. To access the area it’s necessary to enter in a residential area and go down a cliff.<br />+<br />It's a small beach between Barra Da Tijuca and Sao conrado. You take estrada do joá, it's inside "joatinga condominium".

English (Translate this text in English): Between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca beaches.&lt;br &#47;&gt;About 35 minutes from downtown and 25 minutes from Copacabana.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;The access can be done by car or after a good walk or even swimming from Barra da Tijuca. It’s a small spot between Barra da Tijuca and Sao Conrado. To access the area it’s necessary to enter in a residential area and go down a cliff.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's a small beach between Barra Da Tijuca and Sao conrado. You take estrada do joá, it's inside &quot;joatinga condominium&quot;.

English (Translate this text in English): Between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca beaches.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;About 35 minutes from downtown and 25 minutes from Copacabana.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The access can be done by car or after a good walk or even swimming from Barra da Tijuca. It’s a small spot between Barra da Tijuca and Sao Conrado. To access the area it’s necessary to enter in a residential area and go down a cliff.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's a small beach between Barra Da Tijuca and Sao conrado. You take estrada do joá, it's inside &amp;quot;joatinga condominium&amp;quot;.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

Easy to find?Hard to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Joá, Joata

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Fun

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, South, SouthEast, East

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

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
- Localism

 Additional Information

In the right corner some "triangles" (triangulos) are formed in the waves, it's perfect for bodyboarding tubes.
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Joatinga is a spot that even no waves(flat), there will be some waves, always!!

On week-ends you can see the beautiful brazilian womens. Don't go there when the swell is over 8ft because it becomes horrible!
and remember, RESPECT THE LOCALS!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): In the right corner some "triangles" (triangulos) are formed in the waves, it's perfect for bodyboarding tubes.<br />+<br />Joatinga is a spot that even no waves(flat), there will be some waves, always!!<br /><br />On week-ends you can see the beautiful brazilian womens. Don't go there when the swell is over 8ft because it becomes horrible!<br />and remember, RESPECT THE LOCALS!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): In the right corner some &quot;triangles&quot; (triangulos) are formed in the waves, it's perfect for bodyboarding tubes.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Joatinga is a spot that even no waves(flat), there will be some waves, always!!&lt;br &#47;&gt;&lt;br &#47;&gt;On week-ends you can see the beautiful brazilian womens. Don't go there when the swell is over 8ft because it becomes horrible!&lt;br &#47;&gt;and remember, RESPECT THE LOCALS!!!!

English (Translate this text in English): In the right corner some &amp;quot;triangles&amp;quot; (triangulos) are formed in the waves, it's perfect for bodyboarding tubes.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Joatinga is a spot that even no waves(flat), there will be some waves, always!!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;On week-ends you can see the beautiful brazilian womens. Don't go there when the swell is over 8ft because it becomes horrible!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;and remember, RESPECT THE LOCALS!!!!

Atmosphere

Some localism, fun, sunny.
The waves are good tubes, perfect for bodyboarders!
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It's a nice place. If you want, your grandmother can go with you.

English (Translate this text in English): Some localism, fun, sunny.<br />The waves are good tubes, perfect for bodyboarders!<br />+<br />It's a nice place. If you want, your grandmother can go with you.

English (Translate this text in English): Some localism, fun, sunny.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The waves are good tubes, perfect for bodyboarders!&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's a nice place. If you want, your grandmother can go with you.

English (Translate this text in English): Some localism, fun, sunny.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The waves are good tubes, perfect for bodyboarders!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's a nice place. If you want, your grandmother can go with you.

General

One of the best waves of rio. Perfect for surfers and bodyboarder... Perfect barrels on the right side, funny waves in the midle, and huge lefts on the left side.
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Good wave...Nice barrels and very good to make air tricks.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best waves of rio. Perfect for surfers and bodyboarder... Perfect barrels on the right side, funny waves in the midle, and huge lefts on the left side.<br />+<br />Good wave...Nice barrels and very good to make air tricks.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best waves of rio. Perfect for surfers and bodyboarder... Perfect barrels on the right side, funny waves in the midle, and huge lefts on the left side.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Good wave...Nice barrels and very good to make air tricks.

English (Translate this text in English): One of the best waves of rio. Perfect for surfers and bodyboarder... Perfect barrels on the right side, funny waves in the midle, and huge lefts on the left side.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Good wave...Nice barrels and very good to make air tricks.

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By anonymous , 19-05-2005

- This beach is perfect for bodyboarders. The right corner is insane, nice ramps and lots of barrels!

By Peter M. , 26-04-2005

Nice Wave - Oh !! Now I belive in my friends, they went to Brazil and surfed, they said that in Brazil are perfect waves, a lot of barrels and beautiful girls !! Brazil is perfect !!

By Jim , 22-03-2005

Good little beach - Best Babes in Rio , selected. The left near the rocks is a good barrel. Only one problem , when big closes out. Not easy to find.

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