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Submitted on May 31, 2019 Useful Info

Where to kitesurf in Brazil?

Brazil is a huge country with more than 7,500km of coastline.

So you will be able to find all styles of kitesurfing options from flat water to wave-riding. Also, weather conditions vary from tropical warm in the north to wetsuit-cold in the very south.


Kitesurfing in Brazil is well-known for its preserved lagoons, epic down-winders, and magnificent Southern Atlantic swells.

The wind favors being good for most of the country between May and February, leaving only March and April as the time not to go on Brazilian kiteboarding holidays.

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Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro

Many of Brazil’s national kiteboarding championships are held on this 20 km long stretch of beach in Rio. Barra da Tijuca can be a madhouse on hot summer weekends, as it’s fashion central for all the beautiful people living in Rio.

Wind

High season – July – January ➔ 18 kn – 28 kn

Probability of wind – 95%

Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 18 kn

Probability of wind – 55%

Kite Size

Men (take 2 sizes)

8 & 11 depending on weight

Women (take 2 sizes)

6 & 9 depending on weight


Atins, Maranhao

Atins is a little gem at the base of one of the world-renowned lagoon and sand dune park, The Lençois Maranhenses.

This tiny fishing village is found in the delta of the River Preguiças and is surrounded by sandbanks that emerge during low tide

Wind

High season – July – January ➔ 18 kn – 28 kn

Probability of wind – 95%

Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 18 kn

Probability of wind – 55%

Kite Size

Men (take 2 sizes)

8 & 11 depending on weight

Women (take 2 sizes)

6 & 9 depending on weight


Galinhos, Rio Grande do Norte

Galinhos is definitely on the Brazilian kitesurfing map but it is one of those places that still feels undiscovered. It’s a small but lovely chilled-back fishing town with sandy streets

Wind

High season – July – January ➔ 18 kn – 35 kn

Probability of wind – 95%

Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 18 kn

Probability of wind – 55%

Kite Size

Men (take 2 sizes)

7/8 & 10 depending on weight

Women (take 2 sizes)

5/6 & 8 depending on weight


Jeri, Ceara

Jericoacoara is without a doubt a place that must be visited at least once in a lifetime. Discovered in the 80’s Jeri today is one of the top places in the world for both kitesurfers and windsurfers

Wind

High season – July – January ➔ 22 kn – 35 kn

Probability of wind – 95%

Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 20 kn

Probability of wind – 55%

Kite Size

Men (take 2 sizes)

7 & 9 depending on weight

Women (take 2 sizes)

5 & 8 depending on weight


Cumbuco, State of Ceará

This town is one of the most popular destinations for Brazilian kiteboarding vacations.

Its fame means the main riding areas can be packed at times. But there are calmer spots nearby, so you can always find some space if you want it.

Wind

High season – July – January ➔ 18 kn – 32 kn

Probability of wind – 95%

Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 18 kn

Probability of wind – 55%

Kite Size

Men (take 2 sizes)

8 & 11 depending on weight

Women (take 2 sizes)

6 & 9 depending on weight


Taiba, Ceara

For many kitesurfers, this is a favorite place to spend time. The town is much smaller than nearby – and more popular – Cumbuco and noticeably cheaper.

Wind

High season – July – January ➔ 18 kn – 32 kn

Probability of wind – 95%

Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 18 kn

Probability of wind – 55%

Kite Size

Men (take 2 sizes)

8 & 11 depending on weight

Women (take 2 sizes)

6 & 9 depending on weight


Barra Grande, Piaui

As the trendiest “must visit spot” for kitesurfers in Brazil, Barra Grande is the place to go while it is still authentic.

It’s a small, charming community surrounded by picturesque beauty that is not just bringing kitesurfers but regular tourists.

Wind

High season – July – January ➔ 22 kn – 35 kn

Probability of wind – 95%

Low season – February – June ➔ 10 kn – 20 kn

Probability of wind – 55%

Kite Size

Men (take 2 sizes)

7 & 9 depending on weight

Women (take 2 sizes)

5 & 8 depending on weight


Campeche (C-Bay), Santa Catarina

This is a wave riding spot on the Florianopolis Peninsula. When it’s breaking well, it has been compared to Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa making it one of the best Brazil kitesurf spots.


Araruama Lake, Rio de Janeiro

This flat-water spot located near Rio De Janeiro is one of the sickest freestyle spots outside of the northeastern region of Brazil. The lake is waist deep and even when the wind is completely cranking the water remains slick as butter.

Many top-level kiters train here to avoid the crowds around the main Rio beaches. Araruama Lake is a beautiful place and most definitely one of the best Brazil kitesurf spots.

It’s quite a well-kept secret