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Latitude: 22° 59.035' S
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Almost in the end of Copacabana beach, in front of the Othon Hotel,and Xavier da Silveira street
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East
Good wind directionSouthWest
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movement
Park your car in "Avenida Alântica"(beach main- street) and you probably will see the tubes breaking near the beach!
It's in front of a street called "Xavier da Silveira"
It's a very powerfull wave when the big sweel comes, with a lot of local bodyboarders.
A hard drop and search for the tube, because it's the only way out...
When it's medium or small it offers a good tube, always with a radical drop.
Generally the waves in Copacabana comes with a big swell( check out "baixio" and "posto 6" ).
The best season is in the winter, but it can break everytime a big sweel comes.When it's really big, the outside posto 5 starts working and the waves there go up to 12 feet!!Look for "Baixio"
Enjoy the tubes...
In the 60's Copacabana had many surfspots, but with the duplication of Avenida Atlantica the bottom was destroyed, and now posto 5 is one of the only surf options there. The wave breaks only for a few days and depends usually on a big swell.
The wave is strong, a real shorebreak.
By Anonymous , 03-10-2008
sick bodyboarding spot ! - This is my fav place at cocacabana praia! Posto 5 in front of Othon Hotel! Awesome brigade of bodyboarders always out! Powerful, tubing, big break/shorebreak, risky for shortboarding , sick for bodyboarding. I went everyday to the Othon! Ate logo surfistas! Tommy de U.S. Custom X bodyboards
By Niko , 31-07-2006
PIPE - Broke my board surfing this spot today. Got some good rights at the edge when suddenly a huge wave came while I was paddling back to the lineup. There was no way I could have duck dived since it's to shallow, so I bailed and my board broke in half instantly. On big swells this spot really looks like pipeline. I don't recommend this spot for surfers.
By winnie the pooh , 07-06-2006
pay it a visit - i went on a family holiday there not expecting to surf (god knows why i didnt think i would be surfing) and boy o boy this place cranks we where there for 5 days and every day we were there it was insane i got some of my best shots ever i went out there with my underwater cam just bodysurfing and some the shots looked like wiamea shory reversed. definatly for bboarders when it is big and shory like.
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