Skateboard in Rio - Parque Garota da Ipanema

The skate park in Parque Garota da Ipanema is in a great location

Skateboard in Rio is popular. On Sundays and holidays you have a better part of the beach avenues shut off so it’s good for cruising and perfect for long boards. You also get quite a few boarders dodging the traffic on the streets. On squares and open areas all over town you have young kids parcticing their skills.

Skateboard in Rio – Growing in popularity

Over the last decade you can see a growing number of people with skateboards in Rio and Brazil. This is not only a phenomenon isolated to Brazil world wide we can see how extreme sports like skateboarding and surfing have grown in popularity. Since the Cariocas, pertty much like the Californians have a sporty laidback attitude, perhaps skateboarding fits like a glove. I have made a list below where you can find some skate parks in the South Zone.

Skate Parks in Rio

Arpoador Bowls with spine, banks, concrete. Located in a park close to Ipanema Beach called Parque Garota da Ipanema.

Aterro do Flamengo Varied with several ramps. Street area.

Rio Sul Concrete bowl good also after dark. Opposite Shopping Rio Sul in Botafogo.

Lagoa Close to the channel separating Ipanema from Leblon. Banks, concrete.

Click map and you’ll get to a Google Map where I have put the four above in.

Information and Shopping

If you want information on events or related stuff you can go to the homepage of the official skateboarding organization in Rio FASERJ. A good place to buy skate clothes or equipment is Galeria River on R. Francisco Otaviano 67 in Arpoador map, there are also a few shops in the big shopping center Rio Sul in Botafogo.

  • Manioc Root in Brazil

    manioc rootsIn Brazil there is one tuber that is capable of creating stronger reactions than any other, the root of the manioc. An important source of carbohydrates, processed and used in innumerable ways it has a clear connotation to Indians and… Read more…

  • Names of Neighbourhoods and Places in Rio de Janeiro – Part Three

    Sugarloaf cabinHere continues my article series about names of neighbourhoods and places in Rio. This time I will bring up Flamengo, Tijuca, Muda, Laranjeiras and Urca. Flamengo - Several Theories The theories of where the name of what was once perhaps… Read more…

Follow Gringo-Rio

By signing up, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.