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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

Overall: 3.8

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Barra da Tijuca Spot ID

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Barra da Tijuca

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Barra da Tijuca

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Barra da Tijuca

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Barra da Tijuca

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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind N

Sea Temperature Today is: 24.5 °C

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:16 Local time
Wednesday 25
Wave (m) 0.9
Period (s) 8 8 8 12
Wind (km/h) 20
S 15
SSE 10
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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. Ideal winds are from the north. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell angle is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Sometimes crowded. Pollution may be a hazard at this break.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

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Barra da Tijuca Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rio/Jacarepagua Airport, 8 km from Barra da Tijuca.

light winds from the SSW

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
26 °C

Current weather near Barra da Tijuca

Overall Barra da Tijuca Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in November

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Barra da Tijuca Location Maps

Barra da Tijuca Location Map

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Other Nearby Surf Breaks closest to Barra da Tijuca:

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Wave buoys nearest to Barra da Tijuca:

Tide stations nearest to Barra da Tijuca:

  • Closest tide station
    Rio de Janeiro
    11 mi
  • Second closest tide station
    16 mi
  • Third closest tide station
    Duque de Caxias
    19 mi
  • Fourth closest tide station
    39 mi
  • Fifth closest tide station
    Ilha Guaiba
    45 mi
snow forecast website

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
city weather forecast website

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.
Barra da Tijuca break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. Use the tab navigation above to view Barra da Tijuca sea temperature, Barra da Tijuca photographs, Barra da Tijuca detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Barra da Tijuca webcams, current wind from Rio de Janeiro live weather stations and Barra da Tijuca tide predictions. The Brazil swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Brazil and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Brazil wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Barra da Tijuca.