Barra da Tijuca ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 3.0

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Barra da Tijuca Surf Forecast and Surf Reports

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

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Barra da Tijuca Spot ID:

Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.4 °C

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Sunday, 29 March 2015, 14:19 Local time

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Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 15
SE 25
SE 20
SE 25
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Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the north. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. Waves at the beach are both lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Pollution may be a hazard at this break.

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Overall Barra da Tijuca Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in March

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Visitor Reviews of Barra da Tijuca

Federico from ARGENTINA writes:

I spent 7 awsome days in Barra and what a beautiful place to surf. I went in January, and whilst I am not the best surfer, the conditions are suitable for everyone: small waves for beginners and big ones for dudes who can ride pipes. You can stay in the water until 8.30pm with no wetsuit and see the sun go down. The locals are OK; I'm from Argentina and did not got any trouble. Very beautifull place to surf. Go and check it out.


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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Barra da Tijuca:

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Closest break Pepino 3 mi
Second closest break Canto do Leblon 6 mi
Third closest break Arpoador 7 mi
Fourth closest break Praia da Macumba 10 mi
Fifth closest break Prainha 12 mi

Wave buoys nearest to Barra da Tijuca:

Closest wave buoy Brazil Buoy 710 mi
Second closest wave buoy Middle Atlantic Buoy 2576 mi
Third closest wave buoy West Atlantic Buoy 2659 mi
Fourth closest wave buoy East of Martinique Buoy 2729 mi
Fifth closest wave buoy Eastern Caribbean Buoy 3041 mi

Tide stations nearest to Barra da Tijuca:

Closest tide station Rio de Janeiro 11 mi
Second closest tide station Niterói 16 mi
Third closest tide station Duque de Caxias 19 mi
Fourth closest tide station Itacurussa 39 mi
Fifth closest tide station Ilha Guaiba 45 mi

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Ski Resorts closest to Barra da Tijuca:

Closest ski area Chacaltaya (Bolivia) 1675 mi
Second closest ski area Vallecitos (Argentina) 1735 mi
Third closest ski area Los Penitentes (Argentina) 1750 mi
Fourth closest ski area Los Puquios (Argentina) 1753 mi
Fifth closest ski area Portillo (Chile) 1766 mi

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Town and city forecasts close to Barra da Tijuca:

Closest city location Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 10 mi
Second closest city location Nilopolis (Brazil) 15 mi
Third closest city location Sao Joao de Meriti (Brazil) 16 mi
Fourth closest city location Niteroi (Brazil) 16 mi
Fifth closest city location Belford Roxo (Brazil) 18 mi
  • The closest passenger airport to Barra da Tijuca is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 20 km (12 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Barra da Tijuca is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 24 km (15 miles) away.
  • Third is Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil, 42 km (26 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF) in Brazil is 136 km (84 miles) away.
  • Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Barra da Tijuca and is 254 km (158 miles) away.
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