A few years ago my Granddaughter Marissa visited with me for a full summer vacation.... Her summer vacation but here in Rio it was winter. To me this is the very best time to be here. The air is moderate during the day and every once in a while you may need a light jacket in the evening. This particular year I went down to the shore for a walk and found it empty of people and a storm at sea was driving the waves to a frenzy. I remember running (well walking fast) back to the apartment and pulling Marissa out, saying she had to see this, she HAD to come. Here is one of our short videos for you to experience the winter sea in Rio
We spent an hour taking photos of the sea, the waves and the deserted beach.
Generally during the heat of the summer the sea off the beach of Ipanema is rather placid, the waves roll in, the waves roll out.
In the winter the waves come in from the opposite direction, at times pounding the shore and leaving a pool of water that you can walk through, dragging your feet as you enjoy the sun warmed sea water.