Surfing in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is located in the southeast of Brazil and it’s one of the main surfing hubs in the country. For many years Rio de Janeiro has been hosting one of the stops of the world surfing league that already took place in many surf breaks around the coastline of the state. With long sandy beaches and a few point breaks the city of Rio de Janeiro boasts all kinds of surf spots that can range from challenging shore breaks to mellow crumbly waves that are perfect to learn. The best time of the year to surf in Rio is during the winter from April to October. This is when consistent SW-SE swells are reaching the shores of the state producing good quality waves with low winds. Summer can be very windy but east swells can surprise and create long lefts in all the beach breaks scattered along the coastline. Although the city has a huge amount of surfers it’s not hard to find a place to surf alone since the beaches are very long and easily spread the crowd. The point breaks on the corners of the beaches can get a bit busy because that's where the best surf spots are located. With stunning green backdrops and beautiful mountains, Rio is an absolutely gorgeous city where the jungle meets the ocean. Besides the good quality waves the city has a unique and vibrant nightlife that attracts people from all over the world.
Best surf spots in Rio de Janeiro
The best surf spots are Arpoador, Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, São Conrado, Barra da Tijuca, Recreio, Macumba, Prainha and Grumari.
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