Kitesurfing in Brazil - A Complete Guide
Brazil is a paradise for kitesurfers, with its beautiful beaches, lagoons, consistent winds, and warm weather year-round. In this guide, we'll take a closer look at the wind conditions and top kitespots in Brazil.
Wind Conditions in Brazil
Brazil is known for its diverse wind patterns, which vary depending on the region and time of year. The northeast coast of Brazil, for example, experiences consistent trade winds that blow from the east, making it a popular destination for kitesurfing enthusiasts. In the south, however, the wind patterns are more variable and can be affected by cold fronts and low-pressure systems.
The best months to go kitesurfing in Brazil is from June through December when the wind is strong and consistent.
Kitesurfing Spots in Brazil
Cumbuco is a small fishing village located about 30 km west of Fortaleza, the capital of the state of Ceará. It is known for its stunning beaches and consistent winds, making it a popular destination for kitesurfers. The wind conditions in Cumbuco are best from July to December, with an average wind speed of 15-25 knots.
Located on the northeast coast of Brazil, Cumbuco Beach is a world-renowned kitesurfing destination known for its consistent and reliable wind conditions, sandy beaches, and warm waters.July - December Choppy - Medium waves
Next to Cumbuco kitespot Cauípe Lagoon is a popular spot for kiteboarding with its flat water and steady trade wind from June through December. You can also reach this spot via a downwind from Cumbuco.June - December Flatwater - Choppy
Taiba Lagoon, is a popular kitesurfing spot in a 1 hour drive from Cumbuco. Taiba Lagoon provides an excellent conditions for beginners to learn, as well as for more advanced riders to practice new tricks and maneuvers.June - December Flatwater - Choppy
Jericoacoara, or "Jeri" for short, is a small town located about 300 km west of Fortaleza. It is famous for its downwinders, stunning beaches, dunes, nearby lagoons, and good nightlife, making it a popular destination for tourists and kitesurfers alike. The wind conditions in Jericoacoara are best from June to January, with an average wind speed of 20-25 knots, peaking to 35 knots in September through November afternoons.
Located just a few kilometers east from Jeri, Preá Beach is one of the most popular kitesurfing spots in the region with choppy water to little waves. The beach is long, wide, and uncrowded, with plenty of space to launch, so it's a great place for beginners and intermediate kiters.June - January Choppy - Little waves
The main beach in Jeri is for windsurfers only. If you want to kitesurf nearby, go the end of the Sunset Dunes, which is gusty and has off shore wind, however there is rescue service present.June - January Choppy - Little waves
Just south of Jeri, Malhada Beach is rocky in some areas, but there are plenty of sandy spots to launch and land your kite. This spot can be used to start or end your downwind session in Jeri.June - January Choppy - Little waves
Guriú Beach & Lagoon
Further north from Jeri (1h downwind), Guriú Beach is a spot with both waves and flatwater. If you pass the medium waves at sea, Guriú also has a lagoon around high tide with perfect flatwater. Around the lagoon you can get something to eat at a barracas or take a coconut.June - January Flatwater - Medium waves
Tatajuba Beach & Lagoon
20 km (2-3h) downwind from Jeri, Tatajuba Beach offers some of the best flatwater conditions in the region (mid-hightide). However, getting at this remote and unspoiled kitespot can be tricky, as your buggy driver need to cross a river by boat or drive on a bumpy dirt road.June - January Flatwater - Medium waves
Ilha Do Guajiru Lagoon
Ilha do Guajiru Lagoon is a tranquil and picturesque spot located at peninsula of Ilha do Guajiru, Brazil. Surrounded by lush greenery and coconut palms, it is a true paradise for kitesurfers and nature lovers alike.July - December Flatwater
Barra Grande is a beautiful and peaceful coastal town located in the state of Piauí in northeastern Brazil. Known for its stunning beaches and crystal clear waters, it has become a popular destination for kiteboarding enthusiasts from around the world.
Barra Grande Beach
The most popular kitespot in the area, Barra Grande Beach boasts a long stretch of soft, white sand and shallow waters. The wind here is consistent, blowing side onshore, and the conditions are ideal for freeriding, freestyle, and wave riding at sea.August - December Flatwater
Located just a short distance west from Barra Grande, Macapá Lagoon is a beautiful spot with shallow flat waters. The spot is less crowded than Barra Grande Beach. The lagoon is tide dependent and contains enough water 2 hours from lowtide.August - December Flatwater
Delta do Parnaíba
The Delta do Parnaíba is a stunning natural wonder and a great kitespot for experienced riders looking for perfect flatwaters and lots of space. It's best to take a guided tour from Barra Granda which will take you to Parnaíba in a 1 hour drive by car to and 1 hour boattrip to the spot.August - December Flatwater
In conclusion, Brazil is a kitesurfing paradise with many beautiful beaches and consistent winds. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced kitesurfer, there is a spot in Brazil that will suit your needs. So pack your bags, grab your kite gear, and head to Brazil for an unforgettable kitesurfing experience!