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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Barra da Tijuca, Brazil

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Barra da Tijuca...

Barra da Tijuca is a beach in Brazil. The water temperature around Barra da Tijuca has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 16.2°C (61.2°F) in November up to 26.5°C (79.8°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Barra da Tijuca is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Barra da Tijuca?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Barra da Tijuca is approximately:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Barra da Tijuca. The nearest one is Barra da Tijuca-Posto 8, which is only 0.8km (2.6miles) away from Barra da Tijuca. Click here for directions and for more information on Barra da Tijuca-Posto 8 and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Barra da Tijuca are Tropical posto 1, which is ca 4.2km (2.6miles) away, and Joatinga, located ca 4.9km (3miles) from Barra da Tijuca.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other beaches in proximity to Barra da Tijuca. The closest one is São Conrado, which is 6.1km (3.8miles) away from Barra da Tijuca. Another beautiful beach near Barra da Tijuca is Gavea, which is ca 8.9km (5.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Barra da Tijuca?

The water temperature at Barra da Tijuca is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Barra da Tijuca. However, during late fall, temperatures reach lows of roughly 16°C (61°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Barra da Tijuca?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F) during October, November, and December. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during January, February, and March when water temperatures reach 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Barra da Tijuca: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Barra da Tijuca...

Do you know what the the city Brier in the United States, the city Hornoy-le-Bourg in the France, and the city Karangbugis in the Indonesia have in common with Barra da Tijuca? Click on the links to find out...