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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
ItacoatiaraCantodo leblonCantodo leblonPraia da macumbaBarra de guaratibaBackdoor 1Praia da macumbaRecreioPraia da macumbaRecreioCamboinhasRecreioBackdoor 1BambulPraia da macumbaPraia da macumbaRecreioRecreio
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
4.0

SW
2.2

SSW
2.5

SSW
2.5

SSW
3.0

SSW
2.1

S
1.8

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1.6

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1.3

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1.2

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1.1

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1.1

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1.0

S
0.6

SSE
1.1

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1.1

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1.0

SSE
0.9

SSE
Period(s) (?)11111111111210101091010101312121111
Energy(?)360611341384165821501146687504307251230244200135377336263210
Wind
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Wind State(?)cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

5:44PM

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Low Tide
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10:33AM

11:28PM
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12:35PM
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2:11PM

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4:18PM
10:59AM

4:55AM
4:53PM

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Summary
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Rain (mm)
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High °C
202020202120212119222220232221232221
Low °C
182018172018182017182118192219202119
Chill °C (?)
201919202120212119222220232221232221
Sunrise
6:20--6:22--6:22--6:22--6:18--6:24--
Sunset
-5:16--5:17--5:17--5:15--5:15--5:16-
Swell1 (m) & direction
2.5

SSW
0.5

SSE
2.1

SSW
2.5

SSW
2.5

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2.1

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1.8

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1.6

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1.3

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1.2

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1.1

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1.1

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1.0

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0.8

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1.1

S
1.1

S
1.0

SSE
0.9

SSE
Period (s)12121111111210101091010101012121111
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.4

SSE

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0.8

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0.1

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0.1

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0.3

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0.3

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0.4

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0.6

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0.1

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0.1

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0.2

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0.5

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0.6

SSE
0.6

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0.5

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0.3

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0.1

E
Period (s)12-1320181614141216161514135558
Wind waves (m) & direction
4.0

SW
2.2

SSW
2.5

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3.0

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0.3

ENE
0.2

ENE
0.3

ESE
0.7

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0.4

ENE
0.5

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1.1

E
0.8

ENE
0.4

ESE
0.3

E
Period (s)111111-11---2234445555


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.