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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 break guidePhoto by: Anacleto Junior

Recreio Surf Guide

Recreio in Rio de Janeiro is an exposed beach break that has very consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds are from the north northeast with some shelter here from east winds. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Often Crowded. Watch out for rips, rocks, locals.

Recreio Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s43.6
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
very consistent
27.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Recreio:

The best conditions reported for surf at Recreio occur when a South swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

marchBest Season: autumn
The best time of year for surfing Recreio with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Autumn and most often the month of March. Clean surfable waves are typically found 58% of the time in March while 32% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
58%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
32%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Recreio Location Map

Interactive Recreio 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 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.

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Icon legend buoysLive Wave Height (m)
Icon legend windLive Wind Speed (km/h)
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Recreio Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 00:07 Local Time
Saturday 06
0AM3AM6AM9AM
Wave (m) 0.4
SE
0.4
SE
0.4
S
0.4
S
Period (s) 9 9 12 11
Wind (km/h) 5
NE 5
N 5
NNW 10
NW
Wind State glass glass cross-
off
cross-
off

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Swell History at Recreio

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Wind History at Recreio

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

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