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Surfcamp Rio de Janeiro

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The Surf camp

Our Surf camp Rio de Janeiro options are located in the west part of Rio de Janeiro city, just 300 meters from Rio's best surfing beach and less than 1 hour ride with public transport to downtown Rio.

Besides great beaches and surfing, the west part of Rio de Janeiro also offer picturesque restaurants and closeness to amazing nature reserves with jungles atop rocky cliffs and hills.

Our surf camps offer accommodation packages with surf lessons or equipment rental to travellers that seek a chilled place with nature and great waves to surf. The optimal location enables you to both enjoy great surfing and explore the mythic carnival city.

Both the air and water temperatures are amazing year round. In the summer (October to March) you can enjoy tropical waters with an average water temperature of 27 degrees C and gentle waves of 1 to 8 ft. The winter season is slightly colder with average water temperatures of 23 degrees C, but is also the best surf for experienced surfers with great swells (2-15 ft).

Surf school

The surf school usually holds classes at Macumba beach (Rua 2w) which offer ideal conditions for beginner surfers. As a student at the surf school you will receive two hours of surf lessons each morning. You will then have access to your surf equipment for the rest of the day so you can keep on practicing your surfing skills.

Depending on your level of surfing, the instructors will guide and help you to improve your surfing skills. We guarantee that after one week of surf school the complete beginner will be able to surf and the experienced surfer will have improved greatly.

The following is included in the surf school package:

  • All surf equipment needed
  • 2 hours of surf lessons, five days per week

If you have already booked another accommodation you can also book surf lessons separately. The surf camp can arrange transfers from your hotel (for an extra cost) that can pick you up and take you back to your hotel/hostel/apartment.


Surfari are guided surf trips for advanced surfers. The surf camp does not offer any surfaris. However, the surf school alternative is designed for more experienced surfers as well.

When making a booking you will be asked about your prior surfing experience and from that you will be placed in the right group to maximize your experience and development.


The accommodation we offer is a surf house with nice garden, located just 300 meters from the beach. Depending on your preferences you can choose between standard or upgraded accommodation.

The standard accommodation is in shared room for 6 people while upgraded accommodation means that you get your private room with private bathroom.

When returning from a great day in the waves the surf house is a relaxed place to hang out with your new found surfer friends. If you have some energy left you can practices your balance on the slack line, play beach soccer, skating and others activities. Every Saturday we do a common barbecue and most nights the guests of the surf house do common dinner and bar visits.

A nice Brazilian breakfast is prepared every morning by the bilingual staff. And free WiFi is included for all guests. There is also a shared laptop available so you don't have to bring your own computer.

If you, or someone in your party, don't plan to surf, you can choose 'Accommodation only', which includes accommodation and breakfast.


Arrival to the area is easily done by air. Rio de Janeiro, Galeao international airport(Airport code : GIG) is a major air hub and has several daily connections with all major American and European cities.

For a small extra fee you can pre-book airport pick-up for you, meaning that a trusted taxi driver will meet you and give you a ride to your accommodation.

If you have already spent a few days in Rio de Janeiro or if you arrive by bus from another city, we can pick you up at an agreed spot in the city.

It is also possible to arrive to the surf camp with public transport, a detailed travel description is provided when finalizing the booking.

This camp is rated 4.6/5

Based on 13 surfing experiences

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Excellent location, two blocks from the beach, good waves and after that, a relaxing atmosphere with nice staff. Really good breakfast, perfect to start your day with energies. Recommended! Female, age 28, from Canada
February, 2015
The staff is very friendly and they make you feel like home indeed, like spending your time and surfing with your friends. The house is very clean and the bedrooms are very convenient for both short and long stays. The local restaurants nearby are very good and cheap. I wholeheartedly recommend this place for anyone who likes surfing, good company, good food and everything else included! Female, age 33, from Brazil
February, 2015

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