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Rio Surf Experience

Barra da Tijuca, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Gabriel

4 hours
Includes drinks, transport, equipment
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Portuguese

What you'll do

In this experience you will surf at the beach with the best conditions of the day for your surfing level and, after the class, I will take you to a place of unique beauty in town. So, be prepared to live Rio like a local in a fun and friendly way!

After meeting, we will explore - on a classic Land Rover Defender - the city's beautiful coastline until we find the spot with the best conditions for you. This experience is also a great opportunity to discover the , but not very touristy, beaches on the west side of Rio!

Once on the beach, we will tell the safety measures at sea, warm up and train the movement of standing on the board, first on the sand.

Once the movement is perfect we will go to the water to catch some waves!

At the end I will take you to a place of unique beauty to enjoy a view like that!

Surfing has changed my life for the better and I believe I can change yours too! So, let's go to the water?
In this experience you will surf at the beach with the best conditions of the day for your surfing level and, after the class, I will take you to a place of unique beauty in town. So, be prepared to live Rio like a local in a fun and friendly way!

After meeting, we will explore - on a classic Land Rover Defender - the city's beautiful coastline until we find the spot with the best conditions for you. This experience is also a great op…

Gabriel's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Water
  • Transport
    Car (Land Rover Defender)
  • Equipment
    Surfboard + wax + Leash + Portable Shower
From £38
/ person
Mon, 1 Mar
08:30 - 12:30
£38 per person
£38 per person
Tue, 2 Mar
08:30 - 12:30
£38 per person
£38 per person
Wed, 3 Mar
08:30 - 12:30
£38 per person
£38 per person

Meet your host, Gabriel

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 68 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Surfing was a game changer in my life. After quitting my job at the office, I decided to work with something that could bring me closer to the sea and the waves, so I founded my ecotourism company One Carioca Day (@onecariocaday). My job is the materialization my purpose on Earth. Being able to pass on my passion forward and share the joy that this sport promotes with my students is something extremely rewarding!

I have over 15 years of experience, of which in spent surfing in different parts of Brazil and the world (Peru, California, Indonesia, among others), I have an updated first aid course and I have taught people of all ages and nationalities the first steps of this sport incredible!

Surfing has changed my life for the better and I believe I can change yours too! So, let's go to the water?
Surfing was a game changer in my life. After quitting my job at the office, I decided to work with something that could bring me closer to the sea and the waves, so I founded my ecotourism company One Carioca Day (@onecariocaday). My job is the materialization my purpose on Earth. Being able to pass on my passion forward and share the joy that this sport promotes with my students is something extremely rewarding!

I have over 15 years of experience, of which in spent surfing in differe…
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Where you'll be

We don't have a fix spot to surf, so we are going to search for the beach with the best conditions to learn! Possible beaches are: Barra, Reserva, Recreio, Macumba, Prainha and Grumari.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 68 reviews.

Marianne
January 2021
Second time surfing with Gabriel in Rio, he's definitely an amazing surf coach!!! He'll do anything for you to catch waves and have fun 🙌🏼 🎉 🏄🏽
Karina
January 2021
I caught my first wave thanks to Gabriel!! It was an awesome experience you wouldn’t want to miss! Gabriel is very passionate about what he does and this experience went beyond expectation! I learned a lot !
Kelly
January 2021
Great day of surf. I’ve been in Rio for several days and have tried to go surfing everyday only to have other surf places tell me there were not any good waves. Gabriel takes you to where the waves are good. Very fun day! So glad I found Gabriel 😄
Great day of surf. I’ve been in Rio for several days and have tried to go surfing everyday only to have other surf places tell me there were not any good waves. Gabriel takes you t…
Talya
January 2021
Gabriel is an amazing surfing coach, host, and now a friend. He helped me stand up on my very first wave, took us to the best surfing spots around Rio, and found the best conditions for our experience levels. It was such a great experience that we’re going again with him this week. A must-do in Rio!
Gabriel is an amazing surfing coach, host, and now a friend. He helped me stand up on my very first wave, took us to the best surfing spots around Rio, and found the best condition…
Marianne
January 2021
This experience was incredible!!!! Gabriel took us surfing in the best spot for us and made sure we caught lots of waves .. I recommend to everyone to try it, and I’m definitely coming back to surf with Gabriel again 🎉
Tara
November 2020
This experience was a BLAST!! I highly recommend it!! Gabriel was so attentive to the weather, the conditions, the technique, skill, warm up.. everything! He made the whole experience so much fun and I was very comfortable the whole time. I was a little nervous but I hardly thought about it because I knew he had my back the whole time. If you are even a tiny bit curious about surfing, GO TO GABRIEL! He’ll help tremendously!
This experience was a BLAST!! I highly recommend it!! Gabriel was so attentive to the weather, the conditions, the technique, skill, warm up.. everything! He made the whole experie…

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  • Mon, 1 Mar
    08:30 - 12:30
    £38 per person
  • Tue, 2 Mar
    08:30 - 12:30
    £38 per person
  • Wed, 3 Mar
    08:30 - 12:30
    £38 per person
  • Thu, 4 Mar
    08:30 - 12:30
    £38 per person
  • Fri, 5 Mar
    08:30 - 12:30
    £38 per person
  • Sat, 6 Mar
    08:30 - 12:30
    £38 per person
  • Sun, 7 Mar
    08:30 - 12:30
    £38 per person
  • Mon, 8 Mar
    08:30 - 12:30
    £38 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Towel