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Brazil, Kite Paradise!

Brazil is the best destination, for kite vacation. Wind every day,  wide sandy kite beaches, flat kite lagoons and fun wave. Warm water, pleasant weather, lovely beach hotels and friendly relaxed people. And the best fun: Only in Brazil, Downwind kite trips.

First kite in Brazil? Check:

Suggested Kite trip Cumbuco Hotels & Apartments

Kite North Brazil, facts:

Why Kite in Brazil: Wind! wide sandy beaches. Downwind kite trips.
Kite season: August - December.

18-26 kts at Cumbuco to

26-34 kts at Jericoacoara.

Kite sizes: Most popular kites 7,9m
Weather: Warm, no wetsuits.
Freestyle Kite: Perfect! Flat shallow lagoons.
Kitesurfing Wave: Fun waves, Powerful wind wave.
Kite Beginners Great! Flat lagoons, wide sandy beaches and constant wind.
Kite services: Kite clubs, kite lessons, kite rentals, repairs and kite trips.
Kite trips: Cumbuco to Jericoacoara, 3-10 days kitesurfing downwind trip.
Kite Hotels: Many kite in front Hotels, Pousadas, Houses and Apartments.
Get there: Fly to Fortaleza, Brazil.
Kitesurfers Night: Bars and restaurants. Parties in Jericoacoara. Clubs in Fortaleza.

Main kite spots at North Brazil

North Brazil Kite spots

Kite Lagoons: Cauipe at Cumbuco, Ilha do Guajiru, Barra Grande.
Kite-wave Taiba, Paracuru, Lagoinha, Guajiru and Cumbuco area.
Kite Beginners Uruau and Barra Nova, Cumbuco, Paracuru and Barra Grande.
Crowd-less Kite: Uruau, Lagoinha, Guajiru and Barra Grande.
Kitesurfers Night: Cumbuco, Jericoacoara and Canoa Quebrada.

Main kitesurfing and kiteboarding  area is between the two popular kite villages, Cumbuco and Jericoacoara, and  you can kitesurf downwind, all the way in a few days trip. This article contains general information about kitesurfing in north Brazil, and the rest is organized by kite spots from south-east to north-west: Canoa Quebrada, Uruau and Barra Nova are south to Fortaleza. Cumbuco the kite capital, located 40 kilometers north-west to Fortaleza. Taiba has small lagoon and the the most powerful wave in Ceara. Paracuru the best spot, with flat sea lagoon and great reef break outside. Lagoinha the beautiful spot with nice waves and lagoons, Flecheiras and Guajiru has fun waves nice lagoons and River delta. Icaraizinho the rustic village, Ilha do Guajiru has huge tidal lagoon, Prea and Jericoacoara has great night life and super strong wind. Barra Grande with its flat shallow sea lagoons are in Piaui state west from Jericoacoara. For each spot, you have kitesurfing conditions, lagoons description, wave spot, hotels, pousadas, tide tables, wind and wave forecasts and instructions how to get there. Read more about kitesurfing in North Brazil at kitesurf Brazil section.

Cauipe the famous kiteboarding lagoon, Cumbuco, Brazil
kiteboarding at Cauipe lagoon, Cumbuco, Brazil

Wind in Brazil, at the Kite area

The Wind blows constantly from August to December, and season is longer from Icaraizinho to Jericoacoara. At Cumbuco, the wind blows around 18-24 knots, as you move north-west, the wind get stronger, to blow at around 28-34 knots in Jericoacoara and Prea. More details about the Wind in North Brazil at Wind forecast section. More details about Kite sizes, gear, beginners spot, etc, read at Kite Adviser section.

Kiteboarding at low tide in Cumbuco central beach
Kite Brazil, Kitesurfing at Combuco Central beach

Wave in Brazil, at Kitesurfing area

Huge reef break seekers, might not be satisfied in north Brazil, but fun waves are plenty, and 2m waves are common. Taiba is the best spot for serious wave kite-surfers. The wave which breaks deep into the bay are powerful, at the size of 2m up to 3m.  Paracuru and Lagoinha are the best spots for the fun wave lovers.

Taiba, Brazil -  always wavy bay and small lagoon
Kite Brazil, Kitesurfing in Taiba wavy bay


Lagoons in Brazil, great for kiteboarding

The largest flat water areas are in Ilha do Guajiru and Barra Grande, that have kilometers of never crowded  flat water.  Many more small lagoons and river deltas can be found in Ceara's kitesurfing beaches. The most famous, is Cauipe lagoon, near Cumbuco which is a great place to watch pro rider and try some stuff yourself.  Great wind conditions and convenient facilities of a restaurant, snack sellers, shade and a buggy service to ride back to the village. Taiba village has small butter flat lagoon, which is popular because its close to Cumbuco  and reachable by car. There are kite lagoons near every kite spot, and they are reachable by buggy ot 4x4 car. 

South to Fortaleza, the area is greener with many rivers creating many flat shallow kitebording spots. In Uruau and Barra nova there are kitesurfer's pousadas right at the lagoons. 

Ilha do Guajiru, Brazil - Huge flat water tidal lagoon for free style kiteboarding
Kite Brazil, Ilha do Guajiru lagoon

Downwind Kitesurfing trips in Brazil

Best part in Brazil, is the large verity of downwind trips, that are great for your huge jumps, or directional wave riding. You can join an organized downwind of 3 to 10 days, from Cumbuco to Jericoacoara or even Barra Grande, or stay few days in each spot and kite downwind between them.

Organizing for Taiba - Paracuru kitesurfing Downwind trip. The best downwind in north Brazil.
Kite Brazil, Kitesur downwind from Taiba to Paracuru

Traveling in Brazil, to kite spots

Brazil has great infrastructure for kite-surfers. Lovely beach hotels right on the spot, with grass loans, compressor and fresh water. Many kitesurf clubs supply rentals, lessons and organized downwinds. Transportation is easy, and at popular spots, you have buggies to drive you to kite spots and downwind kitesurfing trips. Details about health, money, visas etc, at Brazil Kite Trip Adviser section. Car rental, driving, buses, taxis etc, at Transportation section.

kite in front of your room - Rancho do Peixe Hotel in Prea, Brazil
Kite Brazil, Prea kitesurfing beach

Want to start planning your trip, check our Suggested Basic Kite trip from Cumbuco to Jericoacoara.


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