Brazil is the best kiteboarding destination in the world. Wind every day, wide sandy kitesurf beaches, flat kiteboarding lagoons and fun wave for kitesurfing. Warm water, pleasant weather, lovely beach hotels and friendly people. And the best fun in Brazil, Downwind kite trips.
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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. Short downwinds are also great fun, and at popular spots, you have buggies to drive you to kite spots and downwind kitesurfing trips.
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. Most kite clubs operate at hotels, so check the hotel section when you look for a kite club.
Details about health, money, visas etc, at Brazil Kite Trip Adviser section.
Great video of a kitesurf vacation in Ceara. Thanks to Gili Hiram skillful kite surfer and talented editor.
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