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Barre de Marica Surf Guide

Barre de Marica in Rio de Janeiro is an exposed river break that has inconsistent surf. Summer in particular tends to be flat. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. The river break offers both left and right hand waves. Surfable at all stages of the tide. It very rarely gets crowded here. Hazards include rips and isolation.

Barre de Marica Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
22.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Barre de Marica:

The best conditions reported for surf at Barre de Marica occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Barre de Marica (for consistent clean waves)?

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Barre de Marica with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of June. Clean surfable waves are typically found 40% of the time in June while 24% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 36% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Barre de Marica Location Map

Interactive Barre de Marica surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Barre de Marica is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 41 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Barre de Marica is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 52 km (32 miles) away.

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Barre de Marica Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 28 May 2022, 16:36 Local Time
Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 10 11 10
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
off off cross-

Swell History at Barre de Marica

Surf stats for Barre de Marica, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Barre de Marica

Wind stats for Barre de Marica, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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