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Latitude: 22° 58.357' S
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In the oceanic reagion of the city of Niterói, which is right next to Rio. This is a paradisiac beach, full of beatiful women.
DistanceTake a car
WalkLong walk (>30 mn)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Alternative name Itacoá
Wave qualityRegional Classic
DirectionRight and left
PowerHollow, Fast, Powerful
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthShort (< 50m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Good wind directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionMid and high tide
Best tide movementRising tide
It's a very powerful wave. You must see if the wave is really opening. Check out for the locals, as they are pretty cocky, and have no patience at all... don´t try to cut anyone's wave, or you'll get burned afterwards... might by a painful experience...
A lot of famous surfers are from this spot, like Bruno Santos (winner of the 2008 Teahupo WCT), big rider Gulherme Herdi, famous shaper Ricardo Martins, amog others
This is an almost bodyboarder spot... but if you have the skills to surf here, you are in for a huge adrenaline shot. There is no concern in staying in the wavem as it is incredicly powerful, so you can just focus on the moves...if you are luck and there are barrels, than you are in for a real treat... have fun !!!
a very funny and powerful wave for good surfers
By Anonymous , 31-07-2009
all in all worth it - The waves can be exceptionally great, or just terrible. If you have any luck, there will be barrels, and this is pretty fun. The girls in this beach are nothinbg like any other, just HOT beyond recognition
anyone looking for furhter info, send me a message, as I live in Niterói
By mribeirocosta , 05-01-2009
powerfull- inconsistent - aways powerfull, best after south, sw swells witch shakes the sand bars. sometimes it can just dont work. anyway the most beautiful beach in rio nice girls, party, w..d...
By tonare in heaven , 07-12-2006
look out - the heaviest wave in RJ for sure.. this is not for begginers!! and wait for your turn to catch yours or u may find some trouble with the locals.. goforit !!
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