Paracuru is a small beach town, in central Ceara, Brazil. Paracuru has a Brazilian atmosphere with good infrastructure, friendly people, and a lot of restaurants, bars, hotels and pousadas. Paracuru kitesurf spot is fabulous, probably the best Kite spot Brazil. It has flat water sea lagoon, at low tide, and and clean waves breaking on the surrounding reef. The kite spot is few km from the center, in front of the Quebramar barraca where you can rest, eat, drink and store your staff. The wind is perfect and blows at season 18-26 knots, side-on from around 10 till 16, then usually drops a bit, before sunset. Weather conditions are perfect as well with 25-27 degrees ocean temperature and 26-32 air. Paracuru has everything you need, kitesurf clubs that give lessons rentals and organize kitesurfing downwind trips. Kite repair shops, gear shops, car rental and tour organizers. Getting to Paracuru is easy with a normal car, but way to the spot can be tricky, so check the road map before going.
Paracuru's kite beach with its single barraca Quebra-Mar, is located about 10 minutes of tricky drive from the village center. There are no hotels or pousadas on the beach, so you can just hang out in the barraca all day, use its facilities, have refreshing drinks and enjoy great food.
The wind is strong and steady, blows around 20-26 knots at season and can get stronger. The wind blows from side shore to slightly side onshore, from south east to east .. .. . . W . Wind usually gets lighter at the end of the day, so for a sunset session you may need a bigger kite.
Large wide sandy beach with a lot of place for the gear. The spot is bounded by reef with fish poles on the east (downwind) and a reef on the west (upwind). Keep distance from the fish poles because waves and current can push you in their direction. At low tide, watch out for reef and rocks directly under water, that is usually seen well.
Conditions are best at low tide with flat water inside the reef , At high tide, you still enjoy the clean Wave break on the reef outside, but water inside turns to medium chop with medium beach breaks. When you ride outside the waves, you have a good chance of meeting a sea turtle.
To Get There, from the village main square southeast point, you turn right (nor
th east), pass three streets, turn left and right, then follow the road that takes you between the dunes. Turn right at the T junction and after 1.5 km you see the barraca on your left. Basically stick to the east, once your out of the village its easy.
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You may never want to leave Paracuru amazing kite spot. But if you do, there are some nice kitesurfing spots and downwinds, you can explore. Since Paracuru is popular great spot, that drag a lot of kite surfers during season. On weekends, its a good time to explore more spots around.
Curu river mouth, is nice flat water spot at high tide. Wind is steady near the sea and gets gusty up the river. Beach is sandy and big. Kitesurfing in the river mouth has time restrictions, to protect young fish habitats. You can ride in front of the river mouth at the ocean side ,, and consult the locals about kite surfing possibilities in the river mouth.
Downwind to Lagoinha. Start at the downwind side of Paracuru village and then kite downwind to Lagoinha passing Camboas beach on the way. The wind is strong and steady in all the area, and blows around 20-28 knots at season, and can get stronger. The wind direction is mainly side shore to side onshore. The begging of the ride is lovely, but the last part is challenging, and better be avoided. You need to kite around the rocky part before Lagoinha bay, and then stay quit inside of the wind shelter created by the dunes.