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Latitude: 22° 59.162' S
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Its a bit scary to get there. The spot is on a rock, located on the edge of a military base, right in world-known Copacabana Beach. And if you're tired and wanna climb on the rocks to have a little rest, you can get caught by the guards and taken into the base, like happened with me once, and maybe lose your board. You can get to the spot swimming from the Copacabana Beach or from the Diabo (Devil) Beach, depending on the current direction cause "Shorey" is in the middle of those two beaches. If you decide to go through Copacabana early in the morning, the fishermen can give you a lift in their boat, you just have to ask. Today I saw a penguin there, very odd for such a hot city, anyway...
DistanceIn the city
WalkShort walk (5-15 mn)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessPaddle > 20mn or Boat
Wave qualityRegional Classic
ExperiencePros or kamikaze only...
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouth
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2m+ / 6ft+
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
"Expresso Escorpiao" is just a nick name known by few people, wich means "Scorpion Express". Maybe you should say that this is a dangerous bodyboarding spot, and its even dangerous for surfers. I know only one surfer who rides there, and he is definitely nuts!
"Shorey" has been called 'the most dangerous spot in Brazil'?!?!? If this is true, respect for those who surfed it in the huge days, like today. I went there today with a friend and the spot was empty, with 5-8 feet insane heavy barrels. We compared it to Teahupoo, but to the opposite direction.
Come to Rio once to check Shorey with your own eyes, have some caipirinhas and meet our beautiful women!!!
By Anonymous , 04-12-2008
Lekker - Sure it looks pretty heavy at times but dont be fooled, it doesnt get bigger than 6foot. You wanna see balls check out spots like cyclops in Oz or tand in South Africa which get huge. Still a sick wave though.
By Anonymous , 02-09-2006
- its never been a shore break, it a sharp rocky reef in the middle of the ocean, very hollow, like shar island in cronulla, only suitable for spongers !!
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