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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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 Sao Conrado

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 22° 59.988' S
Longitude: 43° 15.261' W

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Just down from the world famous Ipanema Beach, in front of the Inter Continental Hotel. The right corner can produce a fun wedge as well.
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In the neirborhood of São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, beetween Leblon and Barra da Tijuca, to the left side for the one who looks towards the sea.

English (Translate this text in English): Just down from the world famous Ipanema Beach, in front of the Inter Continental Hotel. The right corner can produce a fun wedge as well.<br />+<br />In the neirborhood of São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, beetween Leblon and Barra da Tijuca, to the left side for the one who looks towards the sea.

English (Translate this text in English): Just down from the world famous Ipanema Beach, in front of the Inter Continental Hotel. The right corner can produce a fun wedge as well.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;In the neirborhood of São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, beetween Leblon and Barra da Tijuca, to the left side for the one who looks towards the sea.

English (Translate this text in English): Just down from the world famous Ipanema Beach, in front of the Inter Continental Hotel. The right corner can produce a fun wedge as well.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;In the neirborhood of São Conrado, Rio de Janeiro, beetween Leblon and Barra da Tijuca, to the left side for the one who looks towards the sea.

DistanceIn the city

WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)

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

FrequencyDon't know

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell direction

Good wind direction

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

Best tide positionMid and high tide

Best tide movement

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Week crowdCrowded

Week-end crowdCrowded

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Dangers

- Rips / undertow
- Localism
- Pollution

 Additional Information

This is the most popular bodyboarding break in Rio. Can get epic on its day, comparable to Pipeline and Puerto Escondido. As well as the professionals who surf here are the locals from the favela, Rocinha, who rip and are very friendly if you make the effort. Watch out for sewage outfalls after heavy rain.
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This place is next to the Rocinha favela, the largest Ghetto in the world, so the crowd out there is heavy and need respect. Bodyboarders are a majority in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the most popular bodyboarding break in Rio. Can get epic on its day, comparable to Pipeline and Puerto Escondido. As well as the professionals who surf here are the locals from the favela, Rocinha, who rip and are very friendly if you make the effort. Watch out for sewage outfalls after heavy rain.<br />+<br />This place is next to the Rocinha favela, the largest Ghetto in the world, so the crowd out there is heavy and need respect. Bodyboarders are a majority in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the most popular bodyboarding break in Rio. Can get epic on its day, comparable to Pipeline and Puerto Escondido. As well as the professionals who surf here are the locals from the favela, Rocinha, who rip and are very friendly if you make the effort. Watch out for sewage outfalls after heavy rain.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;This place is next to the Rocinha favela, the largest Ghetto in the world, so the crowd out there is heavy and need respect. Bodyboarders are a majority in the water.

English (Translate this text in English): This is the most popular bodyboarding break in Rio. Can get epic on its day, comparable to Pipeline and Puerto Escondido. As well as the professionals who surf here are the locals from the favela, Rocinha, who rip and are very friendly if you make the effort. Watch out for sewage outfalls after heavy rain.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;This place is next to the Rocinha favela, the largest Ghetto in the world, so the crowd out there is heavy and need respect. Bodyboarders are a majority in the water.

Atmosphere

A truly beautiful beach, can get very heavy on its day. Make sure you respect the locals or you'll get knocked the *#%& out! I was lucky enough to surf this break last year (my uncle lives in the area) and I'll never forget my friends in the water, the beautiful girls and of course the sick barrels!
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Excellent tube riding spot. The hollowest and most barreling wave in Rio city. Surfing this place in a sunny day is incredible, the background is surreal.
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Beautiful spot with the mountains as the backdrop. The beach is an inset so the waves can be very good at times. The only problem is that the beach is what breaks the waves so the ride is short. But on the right day you will never want to leave.

English (Translate this text in English): A truly beautiful beach, can get very heavy on its day. Make sure you respect the locals or you'll get knocked the *#%&amp; out! I was lucky enough to surf this break last year (my uncle lives in the area) and I'll never forget my friends in the water, the beautiful girls and of course the sick barrels!<br />+<br />Excellent tube riding spot. The hollowest and most barreling wave in Rio city. Surfing this place in a sunny day is incredible, the background is surreal.<br />+<br />Beautiful spot with the mountains as the backdrop. The beach is an inset so the waves can be very good at times. The only problem is that the beach is what breaks the waves so the ride is short. But on the right day you will never want to leave.

English (Translate this text in English): A truly beautiful beach, can get very heavy on its day. Make sure you respect the locals or you'll get knocked the *#%&amp;amp; out! I was lucky enough to surf this break last year (my uncle lives in the area) and I'll never forget my friends in the water, the beautiful girls and of course the sick barrels!&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Excellent tube riding spot. The hollowest and most barreling wave in Rio city. Surfing this place in a sunny day is incredible, the background is surreal.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;Beautiful spot with the mountains as the backdrop. The beach is an inset so the waves can be very good at times. The only problem is that the beach is what breaks the waves so the ride is short. But on the right day you will never want to leave.

English (Translate this text in English): A truly beautiful beach, can get very heavy on its day. Make sure you respect the locals or you'll get knocked the *#%&amp;amp;amp; out! I was lucky enough to surf this break last year (my uncle lives in the area) and I'll never forget my friends in the water, the beautiful girls and of course the sick barrels!&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Excellent tube riding spot. The hollowest and most barreling wave in Rio city. Surfing this place in a sunny day is incredible, the background is surreal.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Beautiful spot with the mountains as the backdrop. The beach is an inset so the waves can be very good at times. The only problem is that the beach is what breaks the waves so the ride is short. But on the right day you will never want to leave.

General

This spot is sick for bodyboarding. Nice tubes, good air bowls, warm water, some of the hottest chicks anywhere in the world just down the road at Ipanema Beach.
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The main break is a left wedge right from the mountains, on the left side. This left is fast, hollow, powerful and perfect, most of the days. There´re some rampy backdoors to the right though.
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If you are here early enough ... Brazilians are night people ... you can have the beach and some very good waves to yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick for bodyboarding. Nice tubes, good air bowls, warm water, some of the hottest chicks anywhere in the world just down the road at Ipanema Beach.<br />+<br />The main break is a left wedge right from the mountains, on the left side. This left is fast, hollow, powerful and perfect, most of the days. There´re some rampy backdoors to the right though.<br />+<br />If you are here early enough ... Brazilians are night people ... you can have the beach and some very good waves to yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick for bodyboarding. Nice tubes, good air bowls, warm water, some of the hottest chicks anywhere in the world just down the road at Ipanema Beach.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;The main break is a left wedge right from the mountains, on the left side. This left is fast, hollow, powerful and perfect, most of the days. There´re some rampy backdoors to the right though.&lt;br &#47;&gt;+&lt;br &#47;&gt;If you are here early enough ... Brazilians are night people ... you can have the beach and some very good waves to yourself.

English (Translate this text in English): This spot is sick for bodyboarding. Nice tubes, good air bowls, warm water, some of the hottest chicks anywhere in the world just down the road at Ipanema Beach.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;The main break is a left wedge right from the mountains, on the left side. This left is fast, hollow, powerful and perfect, most of the days. There´re some rampy backdoors to the right though.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;+&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;If you are here early enough ... Brazilians are night people ... you can have the beach and some very good waves to yourself.

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By Anonymous , 25-05-2009

BR-3 - I remember Surfing here befor the Hotel
was built.Just a uncrowded beach on the
way to macumba.How things have changed.

By Lorenzo , 06-07-2007

YOU GUYS ARE LUCKY!! - This place looks like a dream wave! I hope to bodyboard there some time...If anyone would like to tell me when the best time of year is, or anything else, I'm at: peno@armory.comThanks!-Lorenzo

By Anonymous , 22-04-2007

so fun! - one of my favorite spots i've surfed... anywhere. Just a really playful, consistant wave.

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