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It is famously known for its elegance and social qualities. Two mountains called the Dois Irmãos (Two Brothers) rise at the western end of the beach. The beach is divided into segments by marks known as postos (lifeguard towers). Beer is sold everywhere on the beach along with the traditional cachaça. There are always circles of people playing football, volleyball, and footvolley, a locally invented sport that is a combination of volleyball and football.
In the winter the surf can reach nine feet. The water quality varies with days of light-blue water to a more murky green after heavy rains. Constant swells keep the water clean. The often treacherous beach break regularly forms barrels.
Just west of this colorful section and towards Leblon, Rio de Janeiro is another popular stretch of sand known as Posto 10 (10th lifeguard tower).
The Travel Channel listed Ipanema Beach as the sexiest beach in the world.
People usually applaud to the sunset in the summer.
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I visit this beach to much for years, however have years I don't enter in the waters this is because now I prefer deseert beachs that are more safe.

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