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Itapuca ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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Itapuca Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: consistent

Best: Swell SE | Wind NE

Sea Temperature Today is: 26.8 °C

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Sunday, 20 January 2019, 21:29 Local time
Wave (m) 0.8
Period (s) 11 11 11 11
Wind (km/h) 10
SE 5
SE 5
W 5
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Itapuca in Rio de Janeiro is a very sheltered reef break that has reliable surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell angle is from the southeast. There are left and right breaking reefs. Best around mid tide. Often Crowded. Take care of pollution,crowds.

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Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Niterói, 2 km from Itapuca.

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Live Weather:

At Santos Dumont/Rio de Janeiro Airport, 5 km from Itapuca.

light winds from the SSE

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Air temperature
27 °C

Current weather near Itapuca

Overall Itapuca Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in January

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  • The closest passenger airport to Itapuca is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 4 km (2 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Itapuca is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 17 km (11 miles) away.
  • Third is Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil, 61 km (38 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF) in Brazil is 127 km (79 miles) away.
  • Bartolomeu Lisandro (Campos) Airport (CAW), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Itapuca and is 230 km (143 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Itapuca, Rio de Janeiro. Use the tab navigation above to view Itapuca sea temperature, Itapuca photographs, Itapuca detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Itapuca webcams, current wind from Rio de Janeiro live weather stations and Itapuca 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 Itapuca.