Arpoador Spot Guide

Arpoador Guide

About Arpoador

Arpoador is Brazil’s surfing birthplace and usually entertains the best surf of the Zona Sul (South Side), easily recognised by its giant rock lookout. On medium to big E swell, lefts can reach 10ft (3m) and the best way to avoid thick crowds is to come surfing at night since the beach is lit. When the proper SW wind blows, though, there's good surfing all the way from Ipanema to Leblon where the seaside strip is even more densely populated.

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  • Stormrider Guide for Arpoador
  • All Tides All Tides
  • Peaky Beachbreak Peaky Beachbreak
  • Sand Sand
  • NE - S NE - S
  • North Easterly North Easterly
  • 10 2 Swell Range 2 - 10ft

Swell Consistency and Wind Overview