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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 Surf Guide

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.

Itapuca Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s32.8
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
27.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Itapuca:

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

Surf Forecasts:

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

januaryBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Itapuca with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of January. Clean surfable waves are typically found 0% of the time in January while -1% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 101% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
0%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
-1%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
101%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Itapuca Location Map

Interactive Itapuca 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 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.

Icon breakBreak
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.
Itapuca Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 18:41 Local Time
SunMon
6PM9PM0AM3AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SSE
0.5
SSE
0.4
SSE
0.6
ESE
Period (s) 11 11 11 8
Wind (km/h) 10
E 5
NE 10
N 10
N
Wind State cross-
off
off cross-
off
cross-
off

Swell History at Itapuca

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

Wind History at Itapuca

Wind stats for Itapuca, 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 Itapuca. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    1km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s32.5
    Reliability: rarely breaks
    2km away
    • Icon beachBeach reef and point
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon sandbar  redSandbar
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.8
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    11km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Itapuca:

We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.