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Latitude: 23° 2.045' S
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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.
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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.
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.
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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