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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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 Canto do recreio

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 23° 1.998' S
Longitude: 43° 28.05' W

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From downtown, drive to the west zone going to Barra da Tijuca. As you get there drive by the beach road all the way to praia do Recreio. The spot is located between praia do Recreio and praia da Macumba. Good waves.

English (Translate this text in English): From downtown, drive to the west zone going to Barra da Tijuca. As you get there drive by the beach road all the way to praia do Recreio. The spot is located between praia do Recreio and praia da Macumba. Good waves.

English (Translate this text in English): From downtown, drive to the west zone going to Barra da Tijuca. As you get there drive by the beach road all the way to praia do Recreio. The spot is located between praia do Recreio and praia da Macumba. Good waves.

English (Translate this text in English): From downtown, drive to the west zone going to Barra da Tijuca. As you get there drive by the beach road all the way to praia do Recreio. The spot is located between praia do Recreio and praia da Macumba. Good waves.

DistanceTake a car

WalkInstant access (< 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Pontal / Cantinho

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityRegional Classic

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast

Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorth, East, NorthEast

Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+

Best tide position

Best tide movement

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Week crowdFew surfers

Week-end crowdCrowded

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 Additional Information

The best place to start paddling is behind the rock. The water current will help you to arrive in the break line. If you don´t wanna paddle, you can go up the rock, walk to the left then jump inside the water and it isn´t dangerous. Good waves. There are a lot of places to park your car.

English (Translate this text in English): The best place to start paddling is behind the rock. The water current will help you to arrive in the break line. If you don´t wanna paddle, you can go up the rock, walk to the left then jump inside the water and it isn´t dangerous. Good waves. There are a lot of places to park your car.

English (Translate this text in English): The best place to start paddling is behind the rock. The water current will help you to arrive in the break line. If you don´t wanna paddle, you can go up the rock, walk to the left then jump inside the water and it isn´t dangerous. Good waves. There are a lot of places to park your car.

English (Translate this text in English): The best place to start paddling is behind the rock. The water current will help you to arrive in the break line. If you don´t wanna paddle, you can go up the rock, walk to the left then jump inside the water and it isn´t dangerous. Good waves. There are a lot of places to park your car.

Atmosphere

The spot is very good. There are a lot of places to park your car, places to take a shower, places to skating, beautiful girls and sun all year long.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is very good. There are a lot of places to park your car, places to take a shower, places to skating, beautiful girls and sun all year long.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is very good. There are a lot of places to park your car, places to take a shower, places to skating, beautiful girls and sun all year long.

English (Translate this text in English): The spot is very good. There are a lot of places to park your car, places to take a shower, places to skating, beautiful girls and sun all year long.

General

The best spot in Rio to surf a south and south-east swell with a SW wind!
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You can surf sweet rights at Canto do Recreio. When it's good you can get good tubes and you can do excellent airs. Experienced surfers in this area are Fruss,Moss,Carni,Jonny,Toby and Rods.You should talk to someone like Pedro Fruss, someone who knows the area.
Everybody lives in harmony but you have to be careful with the angry locals.

English (Translate this text in English): The best spot in Rio to surf a south and south-east swell with a SW wind!<br />+<br />You can surf sweet rights at Canto do Recreio. When it's good you can get good tubes and you can do excellent airs. Experienced surfers in this area are Fruss,Moss,Carni,Jonny,Toby and Rods.You should talk to someone like Pedro Fruss, someone who knows the area.<br />Everybody lives in harmony but you have to be careful with the angry locals.

English (Translate this text in English): The best spot in Rio to surf a south and south-east swell with a SW wind!&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;You can surf sweet rights at Canto do Recreio. When it's good you can get good tubes and you can do excellent airs. Experienced surfers in this area are Fruss,Moss,Carni,Jonny,Toby and Rods.You should talk to someone like Pedro Fruss, someone who knows the area.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Everybody lives in harmony but you have to be careful with the angry locals.

English (Translate this text in English): The best spot in Rio to surf a south and south-east swell with a SW wind!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;You can surf sweet rights at Canto do Recreio. When it's good you can get good tubes and you can do excellent airs. Experienced surfers in this area are Fruss,Moss,Carni,Jonny,Toby and Rods.You should talk to someone like Pedro Fruss, someone who knows the area.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Everybody lives in harmony but you have to be careful with the angry locals.

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By Anonymous , 15-10-2012

Update - In nowadays is always overcrowded, when its good. Even in the week days if you dawn patrol, is crowded.

By pedro - barra , 05-07-2006

- the spot its not aways like those fotos , sometimes is real bad.It isn't the perfect rollow spot , it's real good but not perfect

By noia , 05-07-2006

last photo - the last photo is not recreio, is punta hermosa, in costa rica....who put this picture is a stupid!!!!

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