Brazil: an amazing kitesurfing destination
Are you thinking of kitesurfing in Brazil? Brazil’s Atlantic coast has nine months of reliable wind, weather, and waves, making it perfect for adventure-seeking kitesurfers. If you’re looking for the cult combination of technical know-how, physical exertion, and the ultimate freedom to nibble the waves, check out our list of the best kitesurfing spots in the country.
Fans of kitesurfing and windsurfing helped put Jericoacoara on the map and helped it become the tourist center it is today; until the 1980s, it was a sleepy fishing village. These days backpackers and honeymooners arrive all year round, as well as surfers and boarders. Jeri beach kitesurfing has its limitations and can be busy with others in the water. Preá, however, is only 15 km (9.3 mi) down the coast. The beach offers some of the best kitesurfing in the country, as well as a great school.
2) Barra Grande
Barra Grande in Piauí (not Bahia) is an emerging kite destination. As it is located 250 km (155 miles) west of Jericoacoara (which is challenging enough to get there on your own), getting to this sleepy town takes time and effort. For serious kiters though, it’s worth it. The conditions, a constant wind of 18-28 knots, soft sand beaches and seawater lagoons, provide good kites for beginners and also to entertain professionals.
Piauí is a destination that deserves to be remembered by tourists. Barra Grande do Piauí, for example, is a very friendly city that offers the ideal formula of preserved nature with a pleasant structure to receive visitors. And of course, to be mentioned here, it remains an amazing destination for kitesurfers. Like Araruama, it is a place of roots, perfect for lovers of genuine experiences.
As well as a well-earned reputation as one of the best kitesurfing resorts, Cumbuco also has the convenience to do so. Just 30 minutes from Fortaleza, you can catch an international flight and be on the beach in no time. The infrastructure is well developed and it’s a social place, so expect plenty of fellow kiters, game shops, courses and schools, as well as blowing winds and idyllic sea lagoons.
Cumbuco can be considered the best destination for those who are starting to venture into the winds. In addition, the destination’s service structure, which brings together some of the best resorts in Brazil, makes the experience complete. The other option is Preá, which is on the outskirts of Jericoacoara and has been gaining more and more space among kitesurfing practitioners.
4) Tijuca Bar
Most of Brazil’s best kitesurfing beaches are in the northeast of the country, but visitors to Rio de Janeiro can ride the waves too. Barra da Tijuca, a 17 km (10.6 mi) stretch of sand on the west side of the city, has a cloud of kites that flutter in the sea on weekends and holidays. Easily reached by taxi from Ipanema or Copacabana, when you arrive at a couple of barracks, such as K07 and Kite Point Rio, along with a beach rental kit and directions if needed.
5) Sao Miguel do Gostoso
From November to January, the water of São Miguel do Gostoso in Rio Grande do Norte is full of kitesurfers. The small town is rustic but well-connected and has four main beaches that offer something different. The main bay is flat and sandy, with shallow water at low tide. Others have plenty of opportunities to ride waves and jump in high season.
A place dubbed “where the wind turns” is a must for any kitesurfer. The small town of São Miguel do Gostoso has as its main attraction nothing less than all the sports that need wind: sailing, kitesurfing and windsurfing. In the high wind season, peaks often reach over 30 knots. At this time, bathers feel uncomfortable, so the beaches are practically exclusively for sportspeople.
Icaraizinho (‘little Icaraí do Amontada’) has six kilometres (3.7 miles) of beach that welcome near-perfect conditions for kitesurfing which, along with the peace and solitude of the area, attract cyclists who want to get off the beaten track. waves during the day. . and take it easy at night. The wind blows at 30 knots, becoming stronger and more violent in the afternoons. There are flat areas to the south and a multitude of jumps and jumps to the north, as well as lesser-known beaches to discover.
For wave addicts, Taiba is the place to go. It is another small fishing village on the north coast of Fortaleza with waves that reach up to two meters (6.6 feet) in height. Serious surfers gather in the bay to practice their tricks, while flatwater riders head to the lagoon. It’s less well-known than other places, so it tends to be less crowded and perfect as a postcard.
Other interesting kitesurfing destinations in Brazil
It is not new that, from North to South, our Brazil offers ideal destinations for all types of travellers, from the most general requirements, such as romantic trips, to the most specific, such as kitesurfing. Kitesurfers look for specific spots that combine ideal sea and wind conditions. To help you in this search, we have another list of the best kite destinations in the country.
1) Ponta da Alcaira, Rio de Janeiro
Despite the official name being Ponta da Alcaíra, you will probably hear this destination referred to as Arubinha. Located in Araruama, this is the biggest kitesurfing spot in the Lagos Region of Rio de Janeiro, which the more established kitesurfers who escape the crowd appreciate, as the city is not on the main tourist route in the region – unlike Búzios and Arraial do Cable, for example.
2) Atins, Maranhao
You may never have heard of Atins, but without a doubt visiting Lençóis Maranhenses is one of your dreams. Just as the kite destinations in Ceará rely on the practicality of the structure, in Maranhão the trip combines the useful with the pleasant to make you discover one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Atins is a small village within the geographic space of Lençóis Maranhenses. It is forbidden by law to practice sports in the Lençóis lagoons, but in Atins there are “separate” beaches with ideal wind conditions.
3) Florianopolis, Santa Catarina
The only capital on the list. With many beaches, trails, dunes and lagoons, Florianopolis is really a special destination for ecotourism because it offers a lot of nature even in a totally urban center. There are more than 100 beaches, and the city is not even that big. In addition, there are many other small beach towns near Floripa that are also ideal for kitesurfing in a short time for those who want to extend their itinerary.