Recreational Rio...Sport and Recreation on the Beaches of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Early morning surfers at Ipanema beach catch a wave as the sunrise catches the light of the surrounding beachfront properties. Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 9th July 2010. Photo Tim Clayton..The beaches of Rio de Janeiro, provide the ultimate playground for locals and tourists alike. Beach activity is in abundance as beach volley ball, football and a hybrid of the two, foot volley, are played day and night along the length and breadth of Rio's beaches. .Volleyball nets and football posts stretch along the cities coastline and are a hive of activity particularly at it's most famous beaches Copacabana and Ipanema. .The warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean provide the ideal conditions for a variety of water sports. Walkways along the edge of the beaches along with exercise stations and cycleways encourage sporting activity, even an outdoor gym is available at the Parque Do Arpoador overlooking the ocean. .On Sunday's the main roads along the beaches of Copacabana, Leblon and Ipanema are closed to traffic bringing out thousands of people of all ages to walk, run, jog, ride, skateboard and cycle more than 10 km of beachside roadway. .This sports mad city is about to become a worldwide sporting focus as they play host to the world's biggest sporting events with Brazil hosting the next Fifa World Cup in 2014 and Rio de Janeiro hosting the Olympic Games in 2016...Add to Lightbox Download