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Rio de Janeiro Surf

Detailed Rio de Janeiro surf forecast maps and the latest eyeball surf report from local surfers in the region. Near-shore swell is shown on the map together with the surf forecast rating for spots in Rio de Janeiro. Find the best places to surf in offshore conditions by selecting the wind option on the forecast map. Windsurfers and kite surfers can also use this option to find more favorable cross-shore conditions in Rio de Janeiro. Our local Wavefinder indicates where some of the best conditions are likely to be found in Rio de Janeiro over the next 7 days. Surf photos from Rio de Janeiro and reviews of the best spots and surfing conditions have been provided by local surfers.

Rio de Janeiro Surf Forecast

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Rio de Janeiro Surf Forecast map for predicting the best wave and wind conditions across the region. For surfers, the map shows the most powerful swell tracking across near-shore open water and not the peak waves experienced by boats out at sea. Move your mouse over the ocean swell symbols or the surf breaks on the coastline to see a more detailed surf forecast including wave period and wind conditions. The forecast updates every 6 hours and most live weather reports update every hour. You can animate the Rio de Janeiro Surf map or show live wind and wave conditions as reported from wavebuoys and local weather stations. Surf breaks shown along the Rio de Janeiro coastline are also listed below.

Rio de Janeiro Photos

Rio de Janeiro Wavefinder

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Best forecast wave conditions in Rio de Janeiro
Barra de guaratibaCantodo leblonBarrada tijucaCantodo leblonGrumariPraia da macumbaPrainha 3BambulPraia da macumbaPraia da macumbaPraia da macumbaRecreioPraia da macumbaRecreioPraia da macumbaBambulPraia da macumbaPraia da macumba
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

SW
3.0

SW
2.1

S
2.3

SSW
3.0

SSW
2.5

SSW
2.5

S
2.1

S
1.8

S
1.6

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.2

S
1.1

S
0.9

S
0.7

SSE
1.1

S
1.0

SSE
Period(s) (?)101012111111111210101010101010131212
Energy(?)14732190118712191908168916121144674494301257308234153168353293
Wind
(km/h)
10
15
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10
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Wind State(?)oncross-
off
cross-
off
crosscrosscross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
cross-
off
onoffoffcross-
on
offoffcross-
on
offoff
High Tide
/ height (m)
5:07PM

4:13AM
5:48PM

5:03AM

6:57PM
4:46PM
4:58AM

8:38PM
6:09AM

10:13PM
9:08AM

11:10PM
10:14AM
Low Tide
/ height (m)

11:05PM
10:15AM
11:08AM

11:28PM
11:45AM

12:24AM

12:35PM
2:01AM

2:46PM

10:44PM
4:23AM
11:05PM
3:51PM

4:55AM
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Summary
clearclearclearsome cloudsrain shwrssome cloudsclearrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudssome cloudsclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
201820202020212021212022232023232224
Low °C
181517201618211718201718211819231921
Chill °C (?)
201820192020212021212022232023232224
Sunrise
--6:20--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:24
Sunset
5:19--5:16--5:17--5:17--5:16--5:15--
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.2

SW
1.8

SSW
2.1

S
0.6

SSE
1.0

SSW
2.5

SSW
2.5

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2.1

S
1.8

S
1.6

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.2

S
1.1

S
0.9

S
0.8

S
1.1

S
1.0

SSE
Period (s)101112121311111210101010101010101212
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SE
0.2

SSE
0.1

SE

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0.5

SSE
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.3

S
0.4

S
0.4

S
0.6

S
0.1

S
0.1

S
0.2

SSE
0.5

SSE
0.7

SSE
0.7

E
0.6

E
Period (s)10109-11191816141312161615141356
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.5

SW
3.0

SW

-
2.3

SSW
3.0

SSW

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-

-

-

-

-
0.3

NE
0.3

E
0.8

E
0.7

ENE
0.5

E
1.0

E

-
Period (s)1010-1111------234545-


Rio de Janeiro Surf Breaks

Most downtown beach breaks work best from 3 to 8 feet. Expect a big crowd at most of the city breaks when it's on. There is a chance to surf in the dark under floodlights at the eastern end of Ipanema beach (Arpoador) but don't expect to get many waves as the locals are hot and on it full time. There are also two beaches in a rainforest, Prainha and Grumari.