Barra-da-TijucaIn a desperate attempt to bag another surf whilst in Brazil I went down the coast to the other contest site at Barra de Tijuca. It didn’t take long in the taxi and was pretty cheap.

I was hoping to see some of the surf you see here, which regularly breaks on the beach there.Barra Surf

However what I found upon arrival was much more like this. 

Not in least bit inspring and the waves were not even worth putting on my boardshorts to try and go for a bodysurf.

(I write this historically and am a tad peeved that a swell arrived the following day as soon as I had left the coast. As I have said before though, that is surfing.)

Barra De Tijuca Sign 3It was good to see the machinations of the world tour once more even if I didn’t get to see the top guys surf.

Incidentally South African Jordy Smith won the event taking him to number 2 in the world rankings behind the current leader and beaten finalist in Rio, Ariano de Souza from Brazil




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