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Latitude: 23° 1.998' S
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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.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Pontal / Cantinho
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
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
Week crowdFew surfers
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.
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.
The best spot in Rio to surf a south and south-east swell with a SW wind!
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.
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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