Surfing is a water sport in which the wave rider rides on the forward face of a wave , carrying the surfer towards the shore. Surfing waves can be found in the ocean, as well as in lakes or rivers. For many centuries surfing was an important part of ancient Polynesian culture and was first observed by Europeans at Tahiti in 1767 . The natives surfed waves on alaia, paipo, and other water crafts, and did so on their bellies, knees, and feet. Nowadays, the definition of surfing usually refers to a surfer riding a wave standing up on a surfboard, but it also refers to surfers who surf without a board ( body surfers), the ones who use a windsurf board ( windsurfers), the ones who use a kite surfboard (kite surfers) or the ones who surf on a body board on a prone position ( body boarders).
Surf Lessons in Rio – Program
Surf Lessons in Rio usually happen in barra beach by the Pier, in a place called Quebra Mar . The wave can be riden inside or outside the canal, according to their sizes. Its the best place in Rio for for beginners. We offer have private surf lessons, and if you are an experienced surfer, we can take you for a surf trip*, inside or outside Rio city, according to the sea conditions. Rio Adventures work with experienced instructors and top quality equipment. Don`t miss the chance to surf in awesome beaches with white sands and clear waters !
The surf lesson takes around 1 hour and is recommended to beginners. Transportation may be hired separately.
Equipment rentals and guiding services.
Daily, under request at 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 3:00 pm, year round, except during summer ( only at 8:00 am during summer) . To check availability and book this activity , please click on the button on the top right to see the calendar.
Take a towel and extra clothes to wear. Wear swimming suit. Small waterproof cameras are welcome.
From 01 to 02 people per schedule
How to Book :
To check availability, please click on the BOOK NOW button at the top right of this page. You will see the calendar with all the dates. Pick one then fill out the booking form. Please read and agree with our terms and conditions, then pay the R$ 70,00 deposit . We usually need at least 48 hs in advance, in order to provide this tour. In case you try to book it for tomorrow or the day after, please send us an e-mail requesting availability as these dates will not show up on the calendar. Remainder is always paid in cash to the instructor, at the start of the tour. For full payment requests , we use Paypal with a 7% surcharge.
* Rio Adventures also offers a surf trip for people with at least some surfing skills. It is a 5/6 hours round trip program and includes transportation from/ to Rio city, guiding services and equipment rentals. Customers are responsible for any damage caused to the surfboards.
R$ 350,00 per person – Group of 02 people
R$ 290,00 per person – Group from 03 to 04 people
Meeting point for departures:
Once your payment is confirmed for this activity you should meet us in this address at the day and time specified:
Avenida do Pepe, Praia da Barra da Tijuca - Posto 1 (Salvamar)
(Salvamar Lifeguard Station 1 - Pepe Avenue, Barra da Tijuca beach)
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