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Recreio ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.5

Overall: 3.6

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Recreio Spot ID

Hora do Recreio photo


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Boas ondas, Recreio photo


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Type: beach

Reliability: very consistent

Best: Swell S | Wind NNE

Sea Temperature Today is: 21.0 °C

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 20:15 Local time
Wave (m) 0.6
Period (s) 10 10 10 10
Wind (km/h) 5
SE 5
SE 5
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Recreio in Rio de Janeiro is an exposed beach break that has very reliable surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Works best in offshore winds from the north northeast with some shelter here from east winds. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south. The beach break provides left and right handers. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, locals.

Brazil wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

For Praia da Macumba, 2 km from Recreio.

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Recreio Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Rio DE Janeiro, 5 km from Recreio.

light winds from the WSW

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Air temperature
20.3 °C

Current weather near Recreio

Overall Recreio Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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  • The closest passenger airport to Recreio is Santa Cruz (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (STU) in Brazil, 29 km (18 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Recreio is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 32 km (20 miles) away.
  • Third is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 33 km (20 miles) away.
  • Francisco De Assis (Juiz De Fora) Airport (JDF) in Brazil is 138 km (86 miles) away.
  • Sao Jose Dos Campos Airport (SJK), also in Brazil is the fifth nearest airport to Recreio and is 247 km (153 miles) away.
Recreio break location map and break info

This is the Surf-Forecast page for Recreio, Rio de Janeiro. Use the tab navigation above to view Recreio sea temperature, Recreio photographs, Recreio detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Recreio webcams, current wind from Rio de Janeiro live weather stations and Recreio 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 Recreio.