Arpoador is considered one of the best surfing spots in the city in Rio de Janeiro. Arpoador literally means harpoon thrower, it is actually a region in the southern part of the city, on a small peninsula between Ipanema and Copacabana. A rock in the ocean creates stable waves that break on it.
Arpoador Beach is partly sandy and partly rocky beach located between the beginning of Ipanema Beach and Copacabana. It has an amazing view of Ipanema and Leblon. This is the birthplace of surfing culture in Rio de Janeiro and there are many surfing tournaments that are organized every year.
For the brave ones, there are surfboards for rent, and there are surfing experts to guide you. Large floodlights are placed on the beach and allow surfing even at night. There is a weightlifting and outdoor exercise area at Posto 8.
Arpoador is a very popular place for going for a walk for both tourists and locals. Arpoador is located at the end of a walk 4 km from Leblon, and there are a number of cafes that allow people to stop to enjoy the sea view.
The locals know that the most beautiful sunsets in the city are right here, so they gladly gather there. When the sun goes down, the locals usually send it off with applause, to say goodbye to the old day and welcome the new one tomorrow. Brazilians are a people who look forward to every day they send off and every new one that dawns.
The beach is also well lit at night, which allows beach visitors to swim at night