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Latitude: 22° 59.277' S
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It is in south end of the ipanema beach.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Posto 11
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful, Fun
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouthEast, East
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
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
From this beachbreak you can see Pontao. This other wave breaks very close to the rocks and barreled nicely.
When i was visiting a crapload of locals surfed the barrel so i didn`t try it...looked very nice though.....
The leblon line-up seemed to be populated mostly by bodyboarding kids and teenage surfers.
one day a swimmer got caught by the rip and he drifted out in the ocean ...the beach guards seem alert about the danger.
I surfed it from about knee height to chest height as it got bigger it got faster and faster. When there is a medium swell of East /SouthEast, this spot become a great barrel machine.
I broke a fin and crashed my board up a bit..
a lot of the locals had smashed boards, and there where board noses floating around in the water..the surfers at Leblon was much more friendly than those at Arpoador.
By Anonymous , 13-03-2013
300 to 500 mts wave, haha. - Nobody has ever surfed a 300 mts wave here, not even Marcelo Trekinho, the best local of the spot. When it´s classic you get to surf 50 mts waves, otherwise is a close out.
By Francisco , 21-03-2008
- Not really worth it.. some of the pics look great but i can tell you it's pure illusion. Some are fat and don't break, and most of them close out. Add to that a bunch of half-brained over-worked out locals who think they are at Sunset (like the dude below...fora haole? they probably can't even pronounce it properly) and you have all the ingredients for a crappy session. Go further along the coast and you'll find better waves with more decent crowds, even though, this being Rio de Janeiro, decent is always relative: The crowds suck and most people have no idea of how to behave in a lineup!
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