Kelly and the WCT gang scoring Brazil’s latest ‘IT’ wave.
This year’s Oi Rio Pro once again saw action take place at Barrinha, the barrelling right-hander at the western end of Saquarema, in Brazil. While the kegging right has redefined the way the rest of the world thinks about surf in Brazil, Barrinha wasn’t always so enticing. It’s only recent amendments to the break-wall that have transformed the wave into a tubular playground for locals and travelling pros.
For a full description of the wave’s human-assisted evolution check out this article from Swellnet. In the meantime to witness Barrinha doing its best impression of Backdoor watch the clip.