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    Girl kiteboarding at Cauipe lagoon. Cumbuco Brazil @Hila Ost

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Cumbuco - Brazil
The Kite Capital 

Cumbuco, Paraiso do kite de Brazil. Strong Wind every day,  Lagoon, kite club sand nice hotels. Cumbuco is close Fortaleza airport, so Its the first spot of any kitesurfer.

Cumbuco has everything for kitesurfing, fabulous kite conditions, side shore wind, wide sandy beaches and kitebording lagoon. Kite clubs in Cumbuco, supply  kite lessons, kite rentals, and organized dwonwind kitesurfing trips. In Cumbuco village you have Kite repair shops, gear shops, many restaurants and great kite pousadas

At day, kite in Cumbuco village, kitesurf downwind to the lagoon, then kiteboard and chill-out at the barraca in Cauipe lagoon. In the evening, enjoy village center, or ride to Fortaleza for serious party. The locals are friendly, helpful and hospitable , which adds to the relaxes atmosphere in this pleasant village.

Kite Cumbuco Brazil, Main Facts

Best Season: August - December, July and January can be good as well.
Main Wind: Steady Wind, 18-26 knots, side-shore,  every day at season. Perfect Wind for kite.
Main kite size: 9 for guy around 80kg, 7 for a girl around 55kg.
Weather: Warm, no wetsuits.
Kite Lagoons: Popular Cauipe lagoon, Tabuba lagoon.
Kite Beginners: Good. Many kite clubs and the lagoon.
Accommodation: Hotels, Pousadas, Houses and Apartments at the kite spots.
Kite Beaches: Mostly wide and sandy, can get smaller on high tide.
Kite services: Kite clubs, lessons, rentals, repairs and kite trips.
Downwind trips: Cumbuco to Cauipe lagoon.
Get to Cumbuco: Fly to Fortaleza, then drive 40-60 minutes.
Night life: Few bars and many restaurants. For serious clubbing go to Fortaleza.
Local riders Kite at Cumbuco lagoon, Brazil

Cumbuco, Brazil

Kite at the village

In Cumbuco, you can kite up and downwind along all 4 km of the sandy village's beach, and stop for Accai at beach bars. Cumbuco's center can br crowded with swimmers, fishermen’s and kite surfers especially during weekends. Respect other and avoid kiting near swimmer.

Cumbuco, Brazil, Kitesurfing in the centeral beach
kite brazil cumbuco center

Wind and Weather

Cumbuco Brazil

The Wind is perfect. Its strong and constant all kite season around 18-26 knots. The wind blows side-off in the morning and turn side-on around 11.00. Usually, the wind drop down around 15.00, to allow relaxed sunset sessions with bigger kites. Weather conditions are perfect with 27-29 degree water temperature and 26-32 air temperature.

Kiteboarding sunset in Cauipe Lagoon, Cumbuco, Brazil
cumbuco brazil sunset kite in cauipe lagoon

The beach in Cumbuco

kite capital of Brazil

Beach and sea bottom are sandy. At low tide, kite beach size is big. At high tide, there is not much space in the central kite beach, and the sea gets closer to the coconut palms.

Cumbuco, Brazil - Kitesurfing beach at low tide
cumbuco brazil kitesurfing beach

Sea condition for kite

at Cumbuco Brazil

Water conditions are small chop to small wind swell, at low tide, and medium chop with powerful beach breaks at high tide. The water is flatter in the center, and Nice waves can be found at an invisible sand bar, few hundred meters inside. The chop and beach break gets stronger towards the downwind part of the village, and wave start at the downwind end of the village, and gets bigger, towards Cauipe lagoon.

Cumbuco, Brazil - Kitesurfing beach at the village center on high tide
Cumbuco, Brazil - Kitesurfing beach at high tide

The famous kite Lagoon,


Cauipe Lagoon is a flat freshwater lagoon, right at the beach, 7km downwind from Cumbuco's center. The south part is for beginners and kite lessons, so respect that! the north part is where the action is, Barracas, buggy drivers and pro's flying around. Water level depends on rainfall, can be very shallow at some parts and quite deep in others. The lagoon is quite crowded all season, especially at weekends. Its fun to hang out there all day, but best to kite is early in the morning, or at the end of the day. A buggy ride back costs 40 R$ and usually shared by 4 riders. You can get there, by normal car via villa gale road. Consult the locals view the map in "Getting there" section.

Cumbuco, Brazil - Buggy service at Cauipe Lagoon
Cumbuco, Brazil - Buggy service at the kiteboarding lagoon

Downwind kitesurfing  

Cumbuco  to the lagoon

A great downwind. Choppy at start then gets more wavy. Waves can be powerfull at north swell.

Cumbuco, Brazil - kitesurfing area from the village to Cauipe lagoon

kiet brazil cumbuco kitesurf spots mapView Kitesurf Cumbuco, Brazil in a larger map

Downwind from Cumbuco village to Cauipe takes around 1 hour kirusurfing. After the village, the bay turns, wind is more on-shore and it become more wavy. You continue and the coconut grove, here, beach break more powerful, wind is lighter near the beach and some rocks at medium Tide.

If it's to wavy or your kite breaks, you can catch a buggy from Vila Gale beach.

Not expirienced ? Go at low tide, or kite out, behinde the wave, in the cocotat grove part.

Go out infront of the brraca, some rocks on the beach where the lagoon begins.

Strong waves ? To go out, pick a wave and ride with it to the beach.

Brazil, Kitesurfing Cumbucu  to Cauipe lagoon, ride back on high tide
Cumbuco, Brazil - kitesurfing down wind to the lagoon

Kite Beginners

at Cumbuco Brazil

Cumbuco is good for beginners. A complete beginner, can take a kite course at one of the kite schools. Intermediate beginner, can have launch and land service, and kite with supervision of kite instructors. Best conditions for beginners are at Cauipe lagoon, and the center at low tide. 

Best time for beginners kite lessons at Cauipe lagoon is 15:00. Wind is lighter, and less kitesurfers.

Nine year old child, learn to kite at Cauipe lagoon, Cumbuco Brazil

Kitesurfer hotels,

houses and apartments

All the beach of Cumbuco is kitesurfing area, so many kite-in-front hotels, pousadas, apartment and houses. Main kite spot is at the center, but you can kite all along the beach.

Cumbuco Brazil, kite in front beach hotel
Kite Brazil Combuco kite in front hotel
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