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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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 Posto 5 - Copacabana

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 22° 59.035' S
Longitude: 43° 11.307' W

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Almost in the end of Copacabana beach, in front of the Othon Hotel,and Xavier da Silveira street

English (Translate this text in English): Almost in the end of Copacabana beach, in front of the Othon Hotel,and Xavier da Silveira street

English (Translate this text in English): Almost in the end of Copacabana beach, in front of the Othon Hotel,and Xavier da Silveira street

English (Translate this text in English): 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

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceExperienced surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (< 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

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

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

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"

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car in &quot;Avenida Alântica&quot;(beach main- street) and you probably will see the tubes breaking near the beach!<br />It's in front of a street called &quot;Xavier da Silveira&quot;

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car in &amp;quot;Avenida Alântica&amp;quot;(beach main- street) and you probably will see the tubes breaking near the beach!&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's in front of a street called &amp;quot;Xavier da Silveira&amp;quot;

English (Translate this text in English): Park your car in &amp;amp;quot;Avenida Alântica&amp;amp;quot;(beach main- street) and you probably will see the tubes breaking near the beach!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's in front of a street called &amp;amp;quot;Xavier da Silveira&amp;amp;quot;

Atmosphere

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...

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very powerfull wave when the big sweel comes, with a lot of local bodyboarders.<br />A hard drop and search for the tube, because it's the only way out...<br />When it's medium or small it offers a good tube, always with a radical drop.<br />Generally the waves in Copacabana comes with a big swell( check out &quot;baixio&quot; and &quot;posto 6&quot; ).<br />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 &quot;Baixio&quot;<br />Enjoy the tubes...

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very powerfull wave when the big sweel comes, with a lot of local bodyboarders.&lt;br &#47;&gt;A hard drop and search for the tube, because it's the only way out...&lt;br &#47;&gt;When it's medium or small it offers a good tube, always with a radical drop.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Generally the waves in Copacabana comes with a big swell( check out &amp;quot;baixio&amp;quot; and &amp;quot;posto 6&amp;quot; ).&lt;br &#47;&gt;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 &amp;quot;Baixio&amp;quot;&lt;br &#47;&gt;Enjoy the tubes...

English (Translate this text in English): It's a very powerfull wave when the big sweel comes, with a lot of local bodyboarders.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;A hard drop and search for the tube, because it's the only way out...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When it's medium or small it offers a good tube, always with a radical drop.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Generally the waves in Copacabana comes with a big swell( check out &amp;amp;quot;baixio&amp;amp;quot; and &amp;amp;quot;posto 6&amp;amp;quot; ).&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;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 &amp;amp;quot;Baixio&amp;amp;quot;&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Enjoy the tubes...

General

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.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.<br />The wave is strong, a real shorebreak.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.&lt;br &#47;&gt;The wave is strong, a real shorebreak.

English (Translate this text in English): 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.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The wave is strong, a real shorebreak.

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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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