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Kite trip to Brazil

Posted by kite2012 On December - 12 - 2014

Brazil is great destination for kite surfing vacation. Wind every day at season wide sandy beaches warm weather , good facilities and pleasant atmosphere. Except the super reliable wind, the main attraction of kiboarding in Brazil is the batter flat lagoons and the great downwinders.

Brazil is suitable for everybody: beginners can learn to kite in the lagoons and pro’s can enjoy the endless hours of kitesurfing in best conditions. Families that enjoy (windy) beach life will be happy here, and girls alone will feel great.

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Kite lagoon at north Brazil

There are many shallow rivers in the kite area in north Brazil, creating a lot of lagoons. The Lagoons near the beach, get the wind from the sea, creating paradise condition for free style kite boarding. The most famous kite lagoon is Cauipe lagoon in Cumbuco. Great place to kiteboard and chill out while watching local and pro’s puling some tricks. You can get to the lagoon by fun 1 hour down trip from the village, and get back with one of the buggy’s available here all day.

Cauipe lagoon, Cumbuco Brazil

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Photo by @Hilla Ost

 

Other great lagoons are the huge tidal lagoon in Ilha do Guajiru , and the huge sea lagoon in Barra Grande. Many smaller lagoons can be found along the kite beach, most are reachable by buggy ride or downwind kitesurfing.

Ilha do Guajiru kite  lagoon

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Downwind kite trips at north Brazil

The kite area in north Brazil has hundred miles of wide sandy beaches habitat with mainly small fisherman villages. That plus the fact that winds blows constantly from side ti side-onshore direction, allows you to kite downwind along the beach for days.  The best way is to have a buggy or a pickup escorting you on the beach. Buggy’s and pickups are not cheap in Brazil, so If you are young and restless, you can kite to the next village, and come back by bus. Just don’t forget your flip-lops.

Refreshing moment in Taiba Paracuru downwind

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There are many great small downwinds of 10-20km that you can do daily. The most popular is the 6-8km downwind from Cumbuco to Cauipe lagoon, no transport is needed, just go and take a buggy back at the lagoon. Taiba to Paracuru is amazing downwinds for kitesurfing wave. And you can go for the big downwind (250km)  from Cumbuco to Jericoacoara, or even bigger until Barra Grande, sleeping each night at a different village. You can join an organized doanwind, or organize one yourself.

Family kite trip to Brazil

Kids are very welcome in Brazil at any age, people there are very tolerant towards children and very fond of them. Beach hotels, usually have a wind sheltered area by the pool, so even baby’s can enjoy here.

Teenagers can learn how to kite, enjoy buggy rides and horse riding. Kids can surf wave , swim in the lagoons and play football with the locals. Food here is simple and suitable for children. Lots of fruits, grilled meat, rice, french fries and pasta can be found everywhere.

Kite kiteboard at Cauipe Lagoon Cumbuco

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Families, can stay at beach hotels, or rent a villa or apartment. If you stay some time in Cumbuco or Jericoacoara, you can arrange yourself a verity of activities. You can arrange Portuguese lessons, and daily Capoeira classes for your family at your hotel. Recommended kite villages for families are Cumbuco, Guajiru and Jericoacoara.

Kite beach hotel Cumbuco Brazil

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More information on your next kite trip

All the information about kitesurfing at north Brazil can be found in Go-kite.com – kitesurf traveler guide to Brazil and other spots world wide. How to get to kite spost, where to stay, kite conditions, kite lessons and more.

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Malin Amle in Brazil

Posted by kite2012 On December - 22 - 2012

Malin Amle is a norwegian girl that shot this great video during her recent season in Cumbuco, Barra Nova, the famous kitesurfing spot in Brazil! You can check out Malins homesite here www.malinamle.com for more photos and videos of her.

I´m currently thinking that I perhaps should I fix her wordpress site. It´s not the best looking design and a girl in that class deserves something better imo! Besides it´s christmas after all!

Malin Amle in Brasil from Malin Amle on Vimeo.

Kitesurfing in Cumbuco

Posted by kite2012 On October - 24 - 2012

Cumbuco is situated on the eastern side of Brazil and is facing the sea which is ideal place for Kitesurfing activity and that is the reason it is also called the WindTown. The nearest airport to this place is Fortaleza which is about 40 km from Cumbuco. The warm waters of the ocean and the ideal shore lines are good for kite surfing. Other than the shore lines Cumbuco has a very soothing temperature around 24 – 26 degrees Celsius during the months of July to October which attracts lots of visitors every year and of course the kite surfers which finds this place a premier destination for them for surfing. The beaches are very beautiful and the main beach is divided into two main sections. One part is the Barraca beach and the other part leads to the nearby Cumbuco town where you will find hotels and restaurants for refreshments.  The town is close to a large fresh water lagoon called the Cauipe. This stripe of land is used by surfers to fly downwind from the beach to this lagoon which is around 8 km stretch of land.

Kitesurfers from all round the world no matter whether he is a newbie or an expert all gather in Cumbuco during the months from June till January to enjoy surfing. There are lots of kite surfing schools around Cumbuco if you would like to learn and also there are shops where you can only rent out kites and boards. The kite surfing schools train the freshers in batches of 20 to 22 pupils at a time with each instructor can handle a maximum of only 2 students. They process they follow to train the new members is strictly with IKO so you need not worry on that. The safety measures also followed by the trainers here are according to the IKO procedures and all the safety kits are verified before one starts using it. They always make sure that the helmet and the floating vest is worn by the user at all times during the sessions. In the beginning the instructor will be riding with you to show you and guide you and once you get trained for atleast 12 hours then you will be able to do it yourself without the help of the instructors. The cost of these beginner trainings range around 800 Reais for 10 hours course and if you would like to take private lessons then that is also available with 120 Reais per hour basis. Most of the schools for kite surfing use new surf boards and kites and they replace these every 4 -5 months after use and basically they return it to the companies from where they have got. The companies replace them with new ones.

The kiters paradise, as Cumbuco is also known as, has all the amenities which attracts the surfers from around the world. In the evenings after you spend the day on kite surfing, activities do not stop here as you can stop by the local restaurant which serves barbeque steak or fresh fish or over a mug of cold beer and enjoy the evening in the cozy town of Cumbuco.

Reno Romeu in Arubinha, Rio de Janeiro

Posted by kite2012 On July - 18 - 2012

Reno Romeau has been travelling around the world for 5 years, kiteboarding at hundreds of different spots, but his favourite spot is called “Arubinha” in Rio de Janeiro. Check this video and you might understand why, the spot looks pretty awesome!

Reno Romeu kitesurfing at two awesome spots at Rio de Janeiro, Praia Grande and Cabo Frio.

Bas Koole

Posted by kite2012 On July - 10 - 2012

Here is the latest addition to Kite 2012, Bas Koole in Brazil!

Annelous Lammerts Kitesurfing in Brazil

Posted by kite2012 On July - 7 - 2012

Brunotti’s team rider chick Annelous Lammerts kiteboarding in Brazil. Bas Koole captured some epic wipeouts and some nice tricks as well, good job!

Alex Pastor – Follow Your Passion

Posted by kite2012 On May - 29 - 2012

Alex Pastor, team rider for Airush and also one of the best riders in the world. Videos with Alex are usually of good quality and the last two are not an exception. Here is “Follow Your Passion” Part 1 and 2, shot in Uruau, Ceara, Brazil. Enjoy!

 

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Are you thinking of travelling to Brasil this year to kiteboard? Do you want an adventure and endless wind? Then here is the kite trip you don’t want to miss.

Kiteboarders travelling to Brasils’ North East coast of Ceara can now go where few have kited before, on a Private kiteboard trip that explores beyond the “regular tourist” spots. Previously, most have stayed pretty close to Fortaleza because of its’ international airport, but, over the last 5 years Brasil has grown and improved in many areas. The most important improvements have been to the roads, safety, transportation and hospitality industry which has opened up the North to fantastic kite adventure trips.

Kiters looking for a trip to remember are now leaving the known spots in search of more wind and incredible kiting spots just a few hours further. As a result more and more people are booking kite trips that showcase various spots with a wide variety of conditions and sights. The trip locations will highlight sliding down giant sand dunes to jumping over small sand bars, from kiting big waves to flying across flat water. The trip organizers at Windy Addiction will help you to avoid the common tourist trap mistakes and navigate quickly from city to kite town to the beach with ease maximizing your fun and time on the water.

The best kite trip now available in Brasil is with Windy Addiction. Their office, kiteschool and Pousada (bed and breakfast), is centrally located in Ilha do Guajiru, approximately 2 hours North of Fortaleza. This spot is fantastic for beginners are pro-kiters since it has a wide shallow flat water river lagoon, each kite trip will start and finish here. Your trip includes; breakfast, accommodations, transport, a one hour free kite clinic
to all group members and of course more wind than you’ve ever seen! The trip is divided to take you to some famous spots as well as some hidden treasures and secret spots that only the locals and your guide know about.

Your personal guide, and kite instructor, will speak Portuguese and English and organize 7-10 day trips specific for your groups kiting abilities. Imagine…waking up along the beach with the wind already blowing, kiting some epic flat water and then doing a downwinder into waves! At the end of the day you will be welcomed back by
friends, treated like family and share great stories while enjoying some world reknown Brasilian Caiparinhas.

 

 

 

The trips do need to be booked in advance and have a minimum booking requirement of 3 persons. For more details and pricing please see “7-10 Day Kite Adventure trip” there you may see an example trip itinerary.

For any other questions or help regarding kiteboarding accommodations, lessons or trips in Brasil, please contact David at kiteboarding@windyaddiction.com.

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Mike The Knife in Brazil

Posted by kite2012 On April - 17 - 2012

Our swedish friend Mikael Blomvall a.k.a. Mike The Knife is out with a new video from his time in Guajiro, Brazil. Mike has been spent his winter in Brazil and Boracay, kitesurfing, chilling, having fun and hiding from the cold winter back in Sweden, tough life… :P

PKRA 2012

Posted by kite2012 On April - 9 - 2012

As you may know the PKRA (Professional Kiteboard Riders Association) is currently running their first competition for 2012 in Leucate, France. 42 men and 8 girls are showing of their skills in the water. As usual Youri Zoon is a favourite, but there is one new threat for him, Lian Whaley. This guy is only 15 years old and is already one of the top riders in PKRA. Expect to see and hear more of Lian Whaley in the coming years! Here is a video with Lian training in Cumbuco, Brazil.


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Mike Blomvall in Brazil

Posted by kite2012 On March - 16 - 2012

Mike Blomvall a.k.a. Mike The Knife is one of the best kitesurfers in Sweden. Mike is currently in Boracay enjoying the wind and chill out life here. Prior to Boracay Mike was in Brazil were he shot this cool video!


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Manuela Jungo Kitesurfing

Posted by kite2012 On March - 8 - 2012

Liquid Force’s Team Rider Manuela jungo is out with a new video from her latest trip to Barra Nova in Brazil. Manuela is originally from Switzerland where she decided to quit her job as a brand manager, just to be able to go fully with kitesurfing. Obviously, she managed to become really good at it!

Kitesurfing in Brazil

Posted by kite2012 On February - 28 - 2012

Some kitesurfing dudes named Sam Medysky, Craig Cunningham, Rich Sabo, Brian Smith, Elliot Drury, David Drinkwater and Brandon Schied went to Taiba in Brazil. Loads of tricks and crashes were recorded during there trip, this is the result!


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