The southern reaches of Brazil provide the country's most consistent conditions and also its most localised breaks. Solid beach breaks the occasional reef and long right points makes this region a popular destination. Extremely exposed to south swells which pump up from Antarctica during the peak April to October season. During winter it is often offshore in the morning but swell is much less consistent. Surfing was introduced to the region by an unknown American who in 1928 paddled out at Copacabana Beach and remains extremely popular. Water temperatures remain a warm 25 to 27ºC or 77 to 81ºF year-round.