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

Overall: 3.3

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Itaipu Surf Guide

Itaipu in Rio de Janeiro is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Reef breaks provide lefts and rights. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Watch out for rocks.

Itaipu Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.3
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
25.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Itaipu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Itaipu occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

juneBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Itaipu 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 43% of the time in June while 21% 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.
clean
43%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
21%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
36%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Itaipu Location Map

Interactive Itaipu 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 Itaipu is Santos Dumont (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (SDU) in Brazil, 15 km (9 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Itaipu is Galeao Antonio Carlos Jobim (Rio De Janeiro) Airport (GIG), also in Brazil, 28 km (17 miles) away.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
Please note that some surf spot locations are approximate to protect their exact location while others are not shown at close zoom level.
Itaipu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Thursday, 22 April 2021, 07:19 Local Time
Thursday 22
6AM9AM12PM3PM
Wave (m) 3.0
SSE
3.0
SSE
3.0
SSE
3.0
SSE
Period (s) 12 12 12 12
Wind (km/h) 10
W 10
SSW 10
SW 20
WSW
Wind State cross-
on
cross-
on
on on

Swell History at Itaipu

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

Wind History at Itaipu

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

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Itaipu. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    1km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: consistent
    12km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    12km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Itaipu: