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Wich are the best beaches to practice Kitesurf in Brazil?

I'm planning a trip with my wife to practice kitesurf in Brazil, I'm wondering wich are the best places for it. Thanks for your answers!

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Definitely the coast of the state of Ceará and the hotspot is Jericoacoara, kitesurfers from all over the world go there to practice. The high season is in the middle of the year. You'll probably find lots of info if you google it. Good luck
sorry, but Jericoacoara is the hotspot for WINDSURFING. The sea is not very good for Kitesurfing because of the off shore wind! Direct in Jeri you can't Kitesurf. There are some lagoons 4 km outside of Jeri.
to say it clear: direct in Jeri, Kitesurfing is prohibited! This is windsurfer and surfer only area!!!!
Kitesurfing in brazil is, like Charlie Flesch allready said: the coast from Ceara.
You can start in Fortaleza up to Jericoacoara or even further. The wind is more you go north (direction Jeri) stronger. I.E if in Cumbucu is 18 knots, then will be in Jeri 23 knots (have a look in a map).
Brazil Kitesurfing is famous because of the lagoons. There you'll find real flatwater and some of them are not deeper than 1 meter. Perfect for improove tricks, turns and jumps.
Lagoons you'll find all over the coastline from Cumbucu (Lagoa de Cauipe), Taiba, Lagoinha, Ilha do Guajiru (very big saltwater lagoon on high tide), and some other small lagoons until Jeri.
Paracuru (between Taiba and Lagoinha) has a very good seaside spot. The spot Quebramar (Ceara's best wavespot) has on low tide for 4 to 5 hours inside the reef a perfect flatwater spot. In Paracuru you have both, flatwater and Cearas best waves (in december with good 3 meter swell up to 4 meters waves).

The wind season in ceara starts in july and ends in january or february (we still have 50% wind with more than 17 knots at the moment (feb, 18. 2010, 22 knots/5 hours).
The strongest wind is in august. In Paracuru you'll have more or less 35 knots every day. To the end of the wind season, the wind becomes less and the waves become higher.

I can recommend you Paracuru, because I'm living there and I know all Kitespots in Ceara.
If you have more questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Pedro
Forgott to say: the wind direction in ceara (exept Jericoacoara) is on all seaside spots, sidshore to side onshore from right (east).
huhuuu again me!
Lot's of people who coming to brazil for kitesurfing are doing a round trip to visit all (or most) of the spots.
If you like I can gave you some help by organizing this trip to get the standard you like to travel and you are used to.

pedro
Pedro,
Thanks for a detailed and technical answer with a lot of useful information.
Definitely will consider Ceara !
Hello Juan

The cost of Ceará is the best places to do kitesurf! Cumbucu, Jericoacoara, LAgoinha, there is a lot of beachs to do this kind of sport. And also its a very beautiful beachs to see with a lot of dunes, nice restaurants, and the water from the sea is very delicious, a bit warm!!
floripa is the best place!
Ilhabela, by the southeast coast is a place to consider too. Actually Ilhabela is named the Sailing Capitol due to the constant and strong winds. Besides that is a gorgeus place to stay.
BARRA DA TIJUCA, CLOSE DO PEPÊ BEACH.
Hi Juan, in brazil the best place for pactice Kite and Wind is Jericoacoara beach, is the "HAWAII" of kite and wind. And if you came to Jericoacoara stay in my pousada Casa do Turismo.
hello! i live in fortaleza city state of ceara,northest of brazil.
over here are the best beachs and places to do kitesurfing.
cumbuco beach are the best, from 40 minuts of fortaleza.its a small charming place w.resorts at the beach. over here the winds are 365 days. many champion ships hapen over here. if you need any help ,just call me. enjoy fortaleza.thanks.
hello! i live in fortaleza city state of ceara,northest of brazil.
over here are the best beachs and places to do kitesurfing.
cumbuco beach are the best, from 40 minuts of fortaleza.its a small charming place w.resorts at the beach. over here the winds are 365 days. many champion ships hapen over here. if you need any help ,just call me. enjoy fortaleza.thanks.
The beaches in Ceara to practice Kitesurf is Praia do Prea in Jericoacoara and Cumbuco- Lagoa do Cauipe. ;)
yes, cumbuco is wonderful.
WELL IM NOT AN EXPERT ON THE SUBJECT BUT SANTOS IS GOOD NOT TOO FULL OF PPL DURING THE WEEK AND WEEKENDS U CAN GO TO OTHER BEACHES NEARBY
There is also in Sao Vicente!
JERICOACARA CE
Ceara seems to be the capital of kitesurf in the country, maybe it is too late for me to reply, but you should know more about other places!

Maranhao has a lovely coast, great for kitesurfing specially in a beach called Caburé, but also near Raposas you can find incredible spots!

In Rio, Barra da Tijuca Beach is also very popular.

If you would like more info, my email is
Thanks Rafael, you are not late!
If you're good at it almost every beach in Brazil lends itself to such. Among the many already cited here I should maybe mention "Praia Brava" near Búzios/RJ.
Jim
Jericuacara!
Rio de Janeiro has one special place for that: BARRA DA TIJUCA.
You can always find the best beaches for kitesurfing in Ceara!
Barra da Tijuca, no doubt, perfect wind!

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