Located in Arpoador, the cradle or carioca surfing, Galeria River opened its doors in the eighties as the hub for sports and outdoors gear. From surfboards to skateboards and even sporting apparel, the gallery is a stronghold of shops geared to those who love Rio’s easygoing lifestyle.
Surfing wetsuits are available at Boads Co (Phone: 2287-8189). Boxing and general fighting gear and accessories are sold at Best 4 Fight (Phone: 2143-7257). Rolling Time (Phone: 2522-1967) offers the best available gear for those who live on skates.
The gallery is actually tucked into a quiet stretch of Arpoador. The stores closer to the entrance include renowned brands such as Osklen Surf and Reserva TT Burger, which bring out the laidback way of life of the cariocas.
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