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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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 Prainha

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 23° 2.446' S
Longitude: 43° 30.316' W

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From the centre, drive to the north going to Barra da Tijuca. As you get there drive by the beach road all the way to Praia da Macumba. It's just after that, driving by the hills.
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You have to go to Barra. In barra go you to the end of the beach in Recreio. In recreio you turn to Macumba. In macumba you go to the end, in the end you see a mountain with a road. You go to this road and drive until the end. The first beach you see is Prainha.
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Access only by car, or by the surfbus( Every hour).

English (Translate this text in English): From the centre, drive to the north going to Barra da Tijuca. As you get there drive by the beach road all the way to Praia da Macumba. It's just after that, driving by the hills.<br />+<br />You have to go to Barra. In barra go you to the end of the beach in Recreio. In recreio you turn to Macumba. In macumba you go to the end, in the end you see a mountain with a road. You go to this road and drive until the end. The first beach you see is Prainha.<br />+<br />Access only by car, or by the surfbus( Every hour).

English (Translate this text in English): From the centre, drive to the north going to Barra da Tijuca. As you get there drive by the beach road all the way to Praia da Macumba. It's just after that, driving by the hills.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;You have to go to Barra. In barra go you to the end of the beach in Recreio. In recreio you turn to Macumba. In macumba you go to the end, in the end you see a mountain with a road. You go to this road and drive until the end. The first beach you see is Prainha.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Access only by car, or by the surfbus( Every hour).

English (Translate this text in English): From the centre, drive to the north going to Barra da Tijuca. As you get there drive by the beach road all the way to Praia da Macumba. It's just after that, driving by the hills.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;You have to go to Barra. In barra go you to the end of the beach in Recreio. In recreio you turn to Macumba. In macumba you go to the end, in the end you see a mountain with a road. You go to this road and drive until the end. The first beach you see is Prainha.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Access only by car, or by the surfbus( Every hour).

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?OK

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerPowerful, Fun

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast

Good wind directionNorthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

More details

Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdUltra crowded

Webcam urlhttp://www.clicksurf.com.... 

Dangers

- Man-made danger (buoys etc..)
- Localism

 Additional Information

Very nice place to stay all day long. Pretty ladies sun bathing on the sand, nice atmosphere.
When you have a big southwest swell paddle by the rocks, and you'll get to the right place easily.
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3 good spots there!!! The left spot: It's a powerful left with a barrel and a long wall for manoeuvres. It breaks from 2 to 8 feet with E and SE Swell. Sometimes a short right close to the rocks breaks too !!.Right spot : It's a long and manoeuvrable right. It breaks with SE,S and SW swell. On big days you can ride a 10 feet clean and strong right. Middle : Fun surf. All size, all swell direction. Lefts and rights.

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice place to stay all day long. Pretty ladies sun bathing on the sand, nice atmosphere.<br />When you have a big southwest swell paddle by the rocks, and you'll get to the right place easily.<br />+<br />3 good spots there!!! The left spot: It's a powerful left with a barrel and a long wall for manoeuvres. It breaks from 2 to 8 feet with E and SE Swell. Sometimes a short right close to the rocks breaks too !!.Right spot : It's a long and manoeuvrable right. It breaks with SE,S and SW swell. On big days you can ride a 10 feet clean and strong right. Middle : Fun surf. All size, all swell direction. Lefts and rights.

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice place to stay all day long. Pretty ladies sun bathing on the sand, nice atmosphere.&lt;br &#47;&gt;When you have a big southwest swell paddle by the rocks, and you'll get to the right place easily.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;3 good spots there!!! The left spot: It's a powerful left with a barrel and a long wall for manoeuvres. It breaks from 2 to 8 feet with E and SE Swell. Sometimes a short right close to the rocks breaks too !!.Right spot : It's a long and manoeuvrable right. It breaks with SE,S and SW swell. On big days you can ride a 10 feet clean and strong right. Middle : Fun surf. All size, all swell direction. Lefts and rights.

English (Translate this text in English): Very nice place to stay all day long. Pretty ladies sun bathing on the sand, nice atmosphere.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;When you have a big southwest swell paddle by the rocks, and you'll get to the right place easily.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;3 good spots there!!! The left spot: It's a powerful left with a barrel and a long wall for manoeuvres. It breaks from 2 to 8 feet with E and SE Swell. Sometimes a short right close to the rocks breaks too !!.Right spot : It's a long and manoeuvrable right. It breaks with SE,S and SW swell. On big days you can ride a 10 feet clean and strong right. Middle : Fun surf. All size, all swell direction. Lefts and rights.

Atmosphere

Some of the most amazing chicks in town are on the sand every good summer sunny day. Surf is great, chicks are amazing and the view of the moutain behind the beach makes it a wonderful wallpaper.
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It's a crowded spot, respect to be respected. The people in brazil are friendly and educated. A Pro or a beginer can surf there !!! Come and enjoy with us !!!

English (Translate this text in English): Some of the most amazing chicks in town are on the sand every good summer sunny day. Surf is great, chicks are amazing and the view of the moutain behind the beach makes it a wonderful wallpaper.<br />+<br />It's a crowded spot, respect to be respected. The people in brazil are friendly and educated. A Pro or a beginer can surf there !!! Come and enjoy with us !!!

English (Translate this text in English): Some of the most amazing chicks in town are on the sand every good summer sunny day. Surf is great, chicks are amazing and the view of the moutain behind the beach makes it a wonderful wallpaper.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's a crowded spot, respect to be respected. The people in brazil are friendly and educated. A Pro or a beginer can surf there !!! Come and enjoy with us !!!

English (Translate this text in English): Some of the most amazing chicks in town are on the sand every good summer sunny day. Surf is great, chicks are amazing and the view of the moutain behind the beach makes it a wonderful wallpaper.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's a crowded spot, respect to be respected. The people in brazil are friendly and educated. A Pro or a beginer can surf there !!! Come and enjoy with us !!!

General

It's my favorite spot in the city. Makes life in Rio greater than it already is.
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If you people want to view some videos at Prainha, go to:
http://supersurf.abril.com.br/galeria1/video/index.shtml
This is the main Brazilian Championship, called SuperSurf. The final stage was here.
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It's a paradise spot. It's a small beach with a virgin forest around. There's the Prainha municipal park. The first and unique beach park in Rio. Good parking, bathrooms, stores, snack bars. You can find all you need there!!!

English (Translate this text in English): It's my favorite spot in the city. Makes life in Rio greater than it already is.<br />+<br />If you people want to view some videos at Prainha, go to:<br />http://supersurf.abril.com.br/galeria1/video/index.shtml<br />This is the main Brazilian Championship, called SuperSurf. The final stage was here.<br />+<br />It's a paradise spot. It's a small beach with a virgin forest around. There's the Prainha municipal park. The first and unique beach park in Rio. Good parking, bathrooms, stores, snack bars. You can find all you need there!!!

English (Translate this text in English): It's my favorite spot in the city. Makes life in Rio greater than it already is.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;If you people want to view some videos at Prainha, go to:&lt;br &#47;&gt;http:&#47;&#47;supersurf.abril.com.br&#47;galeria1&#47;video&#47;index.shtml&lt;br &#47;&gt;This is the main Brazilian Championship, called SuperSurf. The final stage was here.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;It's a paradise spot. It's a small beach with a virgin forest around. There's the Prainha municipal park. The first and unique beach park in Rio. Good parking, bathrooms, stores, snack bars. You can find all you need there!!!

English (Translate this text in English): It's my favorite spot in the city. Makes life in Rio greater than it already is.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If you people want to view some videos at Prainha, go to:&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;http:&amp;#47;&amp;#47;supersurf.abril.com.br&amp;#47;galeria1&amp;#47;video&amp;#47;index.shtml&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;This is the main Brazilian Championship, called SuperSurf. The final stage was here.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;It's a paradise spot. It's a small beach with a virgin forest around. There's the Prainha municipal park. The first and unique beach park in Rio. Good parking, bathrooms, stores, snack bars. You can find all you need there!!!

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By Diana , 07-07-2007

im goingo to rio - how can i go from ipanema to prainha?

By Lopez , 21-04-2007

Prainha incredible - Prainha is the most consistent, rideble and everybody's first choice surf spot of Rio, period. Ask anybody who lives and surfs every day here. Fantastic place,is a regular basis local training of lots of professional surfers, including WCT athletes and very good free surfes also, you're always going to surf here, if there are not waves anywhere else. Basically, there's 3 spots. left corner, "meio" and right corner which breaks more often. Beautiful girls, and a crowded line up is common, even in a monday. Please, if you come, respect to be respected,'cos the level here is high. Peace!

By Chefão , 29-06-2006

Prainha good not great... - Prainha is a good beach break not great.. however it is extremely crowded.. do not go to brazil just for it... there are many other places closer to the city... with equally good waves or more beautiful girls... the girls are worth the trip.. not the surf...

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