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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
Cantodo leblonPraia da macumbaPrainha 3BambulPraia da macumbaRecreioPraia da macumbaPraia da macumbaBarra de guaratibaRecreioBambulPraia da macumbaPraia da macumbaPraia da macumbaPraia da macumbaRecreioBackdoor 1Recreio
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Wave Height (m) & direction (?)
2.5

SSW
2.5

SSW
2.5

S
2.1

S
1.8

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1.6

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1.3

S
1.3

S
1.2

S
1.1

S
0.5

S
0.7

SSE
1.2

S
1.2

SSE
1.1

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
Period(s) (?)11111112101010910101413121211111110
Energy(?)1384165814661144689504307295296239100181439411325214206155
Wind
(km/h)
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Wind State(?)crosscross-
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cross-
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offoffcross-
off
cross-
off
offcross-
on
cross-
off
glasscross-
on
offcross-
off
cross-
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High Tide
/ height (m)

4:21AM

5:43PM
6:57PM
5:34AM

9:06PM
6:09AM

10:17PM
8:19AM

11:10PM
10:14AM
4:21AM

11:44PM
11:16AM

Low Tide
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11:28PM
11:25AM

12:24AM

12:36PM
2:41AM

2:14PM
11:29PM


3:46PM

4:55AM
4:59PM

5:25AM
5:49PM
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Summary
rain shwrsrain shwrsclearclearclearclearclearclearclearsome cloudssome cloudscloudysome cloudssome cloudsclearclearclearclear
Rain (mm)
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High °C
202021202121192222202223212323212425
Low °C
181720171820171821171822192022192224
Chill °C (?)
192021202121192222202223212323212425
Sunrise
-6:22--6:22--6:22--6:20--6:24--6:20-
Sunset
--5:17--5:17--5:17--5:16--5:16--5:15
Swell1 (m) & direction
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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1.3

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1.2

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1.1

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0.7

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0.8

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1.2

S
1.2

SSE
1.1

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
0.9

SSE
Period (s)1111111210101091010910121211111110
Swell2 (m) & direction
0.8

S
0.1

S
0.2

S
0.2

S
0.3

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0.4

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0.6

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0.1

S
0.1

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0.2

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0.6

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0.7

SSE
0.1

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0.5

E
0.1

E
0.1

S
0.9

ESE
0.1

S
Period (s)13201816141412161615101375818616
Wind waves (m) & direction
2.5

SSW

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0.3

ENE
0.4

NE
0.3

E
0.8

E
0.4

ENE
0.4

E
0.8

E
0.8

E
0.6

E
1.1

E
1.1

E
1.0

E
Period (s)11-----233444455666


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.