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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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 Macumba (Curvão)

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 23° 2.045' S
Longitude: 43° 28.364' W

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 Access

Macumba is located 15 Km from the main hotels and beaches in Rio. Take auto estrada Lagoa-Barra, after going through the second tunnel, reach for the next exit to the beach. Follow the beach of Barra all the way (12 Km). When you loose sight of the ocean, you just have 1,5 Km to go. You will see a stretch of beach, after the road goes through an S turn. You have arrived. In case of doubt ask for the camping ground of CCB, which is located 100 yards from the point.

English (Translate this text in English): Macumba is located 15 Km from the main hotels and beaches in Rio. Take auto estrada Lagoa-Barra, after going through the second tunnel, reach for the next exit to the beach. Follow the beach of Barra all the way (12 Km). When you loose sight of the ocean, you just have 1,5 Km to go. You will see a stretch of beach, after the road goes through an S turn. You have arrived. In case of doubt ask for the camping ground of CCB, which is located 100 yards from the point.

English (Translate this text in English): Macumba is located 15 Km from the main hotels and beaches in Rio. Take auto estrada Lagoa-Barra, after going through the second tunnel, reach for the next exit to the beach. Follow the beach of Barra all the way (12 Km). When you loose sight of the ocean, you just have 1,5 Km to go. You will see a stretch of beach, after the road goes through an S turn. You have arrived. In case of doubt ask for the camping ground of CCB, which is located 100 yards from the point.

English (Translate this text in English): Macumba is located 15 Km from the main hotels and beaches in Rio. Take auto estrada Lagoa-Barra, after going through the second tunnel, reach for the next exit to the beach. Follow the beach of Barra all the way (12 Km). When you loose sight of the ocean, you just have 1,5 Km to go. You will see a stretch of beach, after the road goes through an S turn. You have arrived. In case of doubt ask for the camping ground of CCB, which is located 100 yards from the point.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

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Public access?Public access

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 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthShort (< 50m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, 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

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

Your average board is all you need at this spot, since it does not hold much size. A very shallow sandbar will make the better waves break top to bottom. On those days, better stand up FAST !!! On regular days it becomes an easy ride, with a forgiving take off, and a wall that will hold its size all the way to the inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Your average board is all you need at this spot, since it does not hold much size. A very shallow sandbar will make the better waves break top to bottom. On those days, better stand up FAST !!! On regular days it becomes an easy ride, with a forgiving take off, and a wall that will hold its size all the way to the inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Your average board is all you need at this spot, since it does not hold much size. A very shallow sandbar will make the better waves break top to bottom. On those days, better stand up FAST !!! On regular days it becomes an easy ride, with a forgiving take off, and a wall that will hold its size all the way to the inside.

English (Translate this text in English): Your average board is all you need at this spot, since it does not hold much size. A very shallow sandbar will make the better waves break top to bottom. On those days, better stand up FAST !!! On regular days it becomes an easy ride, with a forgiving take off, and a wall that will hold its size all the way to the inside.

Atmosphere

This is a break different from the many others in Rio, since it has few residents around, making localism almost non-existent. Still, on a good day you might find 20 guys out, on a spread of beach of 100 yards. Respect the surfers around, and you will have no problem catching several waves.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a break different from the many others in Rio, since it has few residents around, making localism almost non-existent. Still, on a good day you might find 20 guys out, on a spread of beach of 100 yards. Respect the surfers around, and you will have no problem catching several waves.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a break different from the many others in Rio, since it has few residents around, making localism almost non-existent. Still, on a good day you might find 20 guys out, on a spread of beach of 100 yards. Respect the surfers around, and you will have no problem catching several waves.

English (Translate this text in English): This is a break different from the many others in Rio, since it has few residents around, making localism almost non-existent. Still, on a good day you might find 20 guys out, on a spread of beach of 100 yards. Respect the surfers around, and you will have no problem catching several waves.

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By nigga_who , 29-09-2005

- not a powerful wave , only when it gets realy big.. good for longboardswhatch out our car, lots of thiefs around !!

By macumba surfer , 20-11-2003

macumba - i live in rio and surf macumba practically every weekend... it is one of the best breaks in rio,, very consistent, ,and can hold up to large sizes,,,,, it is usually a fun wave, always braking a good distance from the beach....... a very good spot

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