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Latitude: 23° 0.912' S
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Between São Conrado and Barra da Tijuca beaches.
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?Hard to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Joá, Joata
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
Week-end crowdUltra crowded
- Rips / undertow
- Private beach
In the right corner some "triangles" (triangulos) are formed in the waves, it's perfect for bodyboarding tubes.
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!!!!
Some localism, fun, sunny.
The waves are good tubes, perfect for bodyboarders!
It's a nice place. If you want, your grandmother can go with you.
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.
Good wave...Nice barrels and very good to make air tricks.
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.