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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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 Ipanema

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro City

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Aproximadamente

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Latitude: 22° 59.253' S
Longitude: 43° 12.325' W

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This is one of the most known areas in Rio, very close to the large lagoon (lagoa) the access is very easy. Just follow the signs.
Easy to find... ask anybody...

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the most known areas in Rio, very close to the large lagoon (lagoa) the access is very easy. Just follow the signs.<br />Easy to find... ask anybody...

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the most known areas in Rio, very close to the large lagoon (lagoa) the access is very easy. Just follow the signs.&lt;br &#47;&gt;Easy to find... ask anybody...

English (Translate this text in English): This is one of the most known areas in Rio, very close to the large lagoon (lagoa) the access is very easy. Just follow the signs.&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Easy to find... ask anybody...

DistanceIn the city

WalkInstant access (&lt; 5min)

Easy to find?Easy to find

Public access?Public access

Special accessDon't know

 Surf Spot Characteristics

Alternative name Posto 8

Surf Spot Quality

Wave qualityNormal

ExperienceAll surfers

FrequencyRegular

Wave

TypeBeach-break

DirectionRight and left

BottomSandy

PowerHollow, Fast, Ordinary, Fun

Normal lengthShort (&lt; 50m)

Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)

Tide, Swell and Wind

Good swell directionSouth, SouthEast, East

Good wind directionNorthWest, West, SouthWest

Swell sizeStarts working at 1.0m-1.5m / 3ft-5ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+

Best tide positionAll tides

Best tide movementRising and falling tides

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Week crowdEmpty

Week-end crowdFew surfers

Webcam urlhttp://www.clicksurf.com.... 

Dangers

- Rips / undertow

 Additional Information

Not the best spot but one of my favourite... Especially around posto 9... Small boards work best... I constantly use a 6´0...anything around that is OK...
Any board is good. great tubes break.

English (Translate this text in English): Not the best spot but one of my favourite... Especially around posto 9... Small boards work best... I constantly use a 6´0...anything around that is OK...<br />Any board is good. great tubes break.

English (Translate this text in English): Not the best spot but one of my favourite... Especially around posto 9... Small boards work best... I constantly use a 6´0...anything around that is OK...&lt;br &#47;&gt;Any board is good. great tubes break.

English (Translate this text in English): Not the best spot but one of my favourite... Especially around posto 9... Small boards work best... I constantly use a 6´0...anything around that is OK...&amp;lt;br &amp;#47;&amp;gt;Any board is good. great tubes break.

Atmosphere

Really friendly in the middle of the beach...mostly a tourist zone...the thing about ipanema is that the waves change a lot...one day you´ll get the best barrels of your life...the other you´ll regret waking up early...

English (Translate this text in English): Really friendly in the middle of the beach...mostly a tourist zone...the thing about ipanema is that the waves change a lot...one day you´ll get the best barrels of your life...the other you´ll regret waking up early...

English (Translate this text in English): Really friendly in the middle of the beach...mostly a tourist zone...the thing about ipanema is that the waves change a lot...one day you´ll get the best barrels of your life...the other you´ll regret waking up early...

English (Translate this text in English): Really friendly in the middle of the beach...mostly a tourist zone...the thing about ipanema is that the waves change a lot...one day you´ll get the best barrels of your life...the other you´ll regret waking up early...

General

the best advice I can give to tourists is that if you're white and don´t surf that well don´t got to the end of the beaches (arpoador & pontão do leblon) to surf...localism there is usually related to vice...so your best option is to stay around the middle of the beach....

English (Translate this text in English): the best advice I can give to tourists is that if you're white and don´t surf that well don´t got to the end of the beaches (arpoador &amp; pontão do leblon) to surf...localism there is usually related to vice...so your best option is to stay around the middle of the beach....

English (Translate this text in English): the best advice I can give to tourists is that if you're white and don´t surf that well don´t got to the end of the beaches (arpoador &amp;amp; pontão do leblon) to surf...localism there is usually related to vice...so your best option is to stay around the middle of the beach....

English (Translate this text in English): the best advice I can give to tourists is that if you're white and don´t surf that well don´t got to the end of the beaches (arpoador &amp;amp;amp; pontão do leblon) to surf...localism there is usually related to vice...so your best option is to stay around the middle of the beach....

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By Anonymous , 12-01-2010

No good in summer - In the summer, due to lack of decent regular swells, Ipanema and Leblon are usually just a shorebreak, as no sand is deposited on the outside and thus the sand banks that make this place surfable are non-existant. With the first winter swells, however, the sand banks start forming on the outside and Ipanema and Leblon can have some sweet waves with some nice little barrels...and when u get out of the water, the fauna on the beach is preeeeetty sweet! Enjoy!

By Nelson Gutochi , 05-12-2005

awesome - Im from the north shore of Oahu and visited Rio for 2 weeks in August. I stayed in Ipanema and to my amazement the best place to be was across the street from my hotel. for a week straight consistent 10-14'' sets and almost perect shore break. I was told that was an exceptional week and the summer months can be slow with crowded surf.lets just say i was more interested in the ladies this week however!

By anonymous , 10-05-2005

not so good - I spent a fortnight hanging around Ipanema and Leblon. The waves never held up particularly well and because it's a bit of a shorey the rides were invariably short. One day with the correct swell (direct southerly?) a good right began to form on the west end of the bay near Leblon. Whenever the waves got even half decent about 5 million kids invaded the water. Millions of people in the water also but less so on bigger days. Arpoador is much better wave but has the crowds also...

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