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Walk to the south of Leblon beach by the street Delfim Moreira.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Pontão
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionNorth, SouthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 5m / 16 ft and over
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
Pontao is a dangerous wave, with lots of power. There is a killer inside. Be careful with the polution, you could get sick.
Its a really good spot for big waves, and it has some really fun waves when its small.
Everybody knows each other out there, but they are very receptive, just don´t drop in !
Very good spot on a South swell, good waves can be surfed behind the rocks.
Pontao is one of the best spots in Rio for big wave riding !
By Zamorano , 30-12-2010
Pontão do Leblon - Yes! Pontão do Leblon is a consistent surf spots. Maybe isn't very consistent, because in the summer almost there aren't waves in Rio de Janeiro, but in the winter there are good waves in Brazil (not so big and perfect as others places, as Hawaii or Chile). If you want get big waves in Brazil, Rio is the best place to stay, mainly in Saquarema and Rio de Janeiro city. I live in Copacabana and I surfed good waves on leblon in last winter. Consistent, with many days in the week with waves' 6 feet. When come big swells in Rio, Pontão is the one of best place to surf. I saw many times Leblon very big, with waves of 10 feet. But the water is very poluted...
By Jaime Vask , 03-09-2010
bad information - please remove information of vvery consistent.
I just gets good 10 times a year....
Good girls the whole year!!!! hehe
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