Rio de Janeiro

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Sprawling Brazilian metropolis and resort city; the beachbreak-lined birthplace of surfing in this country, and home to a dense, competitive, highly charged surf scene. The Rio surf is best from April to October, as South Atlantic storms generate fairly consistent three- to six-foot waves. From east to west, the city's best-known breaks include the left-breaking rock-studded peaks of Arpoador (l...

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