Location – South America – Icaraizinho & Ilha Do Guajiru, Northern Brazil
Date – 18th November 2016 Price – Early bird – £1899 or £2099 (coaching included). Contact us for more details regarding finance
Destination – Fortaleza, Brazil Flight time – 9 hours
Duration – 2 weeks
Take your riding to the next level with almost two weeks amazing kiting on the sunny and windy coast of Brazil. Under the watchful eyes of The Kitesurf Centre instructors you will gain plenty of water time and expert tuition to get to progress your kiting. The ideal conditions Brazil offers at that time of year are like nowhere else – you’ll be amazed how much you can progress in the constant trade winds. Check out the gallery at the bottom of the page from the last trip.
The layout is slightly different to previous years as we’ll be heading to Icaraizinho for the first week followed by the perfect flat water in Ilha Do Guajiru for the second. We’ve managed to secure waterfront properties at both locations – it couldn’t be more perfect!
Come and appreciate the authentic charms of this little piece of paradise, rocked by winds, between sky, seas, dunes and coco trees.
Relax by the outdoor pool and a sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols in Icarazinho , 80 minutes from Fortaleza, the pousada is ideally set on the beach with free breakfast provided. Facilities include a barbecue area (which we plan to use a lot!) a restaurant and bar where guests can appreciate exotic drinks and cocktails. A snacks bar is also available for quick meals. The wind is strong and very regular, and conditions for kitesurfing are perfect. The local spots are varied with lagoons, flat waters and waves – everything is available to offer you a pleasant stay.
The sea remains very calm with low tide, and forms nice waves with the rising tide. The wind blows side-on and therefore it’s easy to retrieve your board and safely come back to the beach.
The west side of the bay offers a nice wave spot, and at the end of it a reef protects from the swell and creates a great flat water freestyle zone. The place is splendid, a small fishermen’s hut makes it possible to rest in a hammock and enjoy the view, somewhere out of time.
Lagoons on the inside offer perfectly flat water zones the near “rios”
For the next stop of your trip, you will be based on Ilha do Guajiru. We first visited the island in 2013 and it was amazing – the highlight of our trip and hence the reason for returning. The small village has two things, fishing and kitesurfing. The bay is super flat with a large sand bar in the middle and the accommodation is literally on the beach. Pump up your kite in garden, launch and step into the sea – it couldn’t be more idyllic. The Pousada in total has 10 rooms and has been built specifically for the traveling kiter. Each room is equipped with a large ceiling fan, bed , table, night stand, reading lamp and private bathroom. Outside of your room you will find either a private balcony or patio that contains native fruits and plants. Don’t be put off by the ‘small village’ vibe, there is still a very eventful nightlife for those who choose to enjoy it.
Compared to the 2015 trip we have chosen accommodation slightly further upwind so we can use the lagoon at any tidal state
We’ve chosen locations away from the popular tourist traps of Cumbuco and Jericoacoara where most kiting holidays end up as from previous experience we know these are over priced and offer quite poor riding conditions.
The wind stats for Brazil are incredible; check out the graph below showing the kitesurf-able days throughout the year. There aren’t many you can’t get out on the water!
18 November Heathrow/ Sao Paulo 2010/0605
19 November Sao Paulo/Fortaleza 0920/1142
02 December Fortaleza/Sao Paulo 1633/2105
02 December Sao Paulo/Heathrow 2345/1315
Including flights, return airport transfers in a minibus with trailer and 13 nights accommodation (6 Paracuru and 7 nights Ilha do Guajiru) B&B with a welcome barbecue and 10km downwinder thrown in the cost per person is just £1999 (see tier below for other options). Rooms will be a mixture of twins and quads for the second week and twins for the first.
Included – 64kg luggage allowance is included (2x32Kg)
The coaching – A selection of our enthusiastic senior BKSA instructors will be heading out on the trip to train and coach for 10 of the 13 days. Whether you want to learn how to ride upwind, catch your first wave, land your first powered handlepass or boost that huge megaloop you’ve been wanting to do for years, they can help you out. The sessions will be filmed and photographed so it can be analysed in the evenings over a BBQ & beer to help with progression. There will also be tuning sessions on how to get the most from your equipment in the varying conditions (which most people really underestimate and ignore) along with advanced safety techniques and general fun stuff! We’re here to not only help you improve your riding but also to have a great holiday.
What’s included- Just about everything! Flights, accommodation, breakfast, airport transfers, entry vias, 10 days of coaching sessions, 10km downwinder, BBQ upon arrival, transfers between destinations, 64kg of sports baggage (2 bags), warm weather and consistent winds!
What’s not included – Travel insurance (compulsory), kiting equipment, transport to and from the airport in the UK although may be possible if you contact us. If you need to rent equipment for the week please let us know when booking.
Option 1 – 10 days coaching included in the price – £1999
Option 2 – No coaching included but everything else is – £1799
Option 3 – 10 days coaching included in the price with equipment – £2399
These are early bird prices and they will go up as the cost of flights increase. This trip is also very limited on spaces, once it’s full we cannot add extras.
We first visited the area in Jan 2013 which is actually at the end of the season and supposed to be inconsistent wind but we still got on the water every day with 8 or 10m kites and had a brilliant time. The conditions are fantastic at both locations with flat water and waves at Paracuru and almost perfect flat water at Ilha De Guajiru in the enormous lagoon with waves out on the open ocean the other side of the sand bank.
A little more about each location…..
Icaraizinho – the first stop for 6 nights
Icaraizinho is the nick name for the kite spot at Icarai do Amontada. Icaraizinho is a remote authentic quite village, typical to north Brazil. Getting to Icaraizinho take some time, due to unpaved roads, probably that’s why Icaraizinho kept its quite and remote atmosphere. Kitesurf options are at the upwind side that include flat shallow water in the reef protected bay or the downwind side. The beach in the bay is wind sheltered.
The wind blows and at 24-28 knots at season, and often go above 30 knots. Wind direction side shore to side onshore. The wind is lighter in the morning gets stronger and gustier in the afternoon. In Icaraizinho, there are lovely bungalow Pousadas , kitesurfing clubs and services.
“A paradise for everybody!
In front of the village, conditions are flat and shallow in the area protected by the reef. In low and half tide the reef is visible, and the water is flat just over waist depth. At high tide, fun waves are created on the reef belt outside, and gets flattened on their way inside. Downwind, in the kite area, conditions change from flat or small wind waves at low tide, to medium chop with moderate beach break.
Downwind from Icaraizinho, you can find 2 river delta spots. The first in river Moitas is reachable in a short downwinder. The second at Torreos can be reached by a downwinder or a short buggy drive. Water conditions in Moitas and Torreos, change every year and depend on rainfall. In Moitas, water can be too shallow to kitesurf. In Torreos, conditions are usually kitesurfable, but can be shallow. Kitesurfing clubs in Icaraizinho arrange kitesurf downwind trips
Ilha Do Guajiru – kiting paradise for 7 nights! 2 hours from Paracuru
Ilha do Guajirú – Island of Guajiru, is a peninsula located approx. 230 km north of Fortaleza on the direct way to Jeri.
The sand bank approx. 500 m in front of the beach with a length of approx. 4 km created over the years a huge natural lagoon.
For 8 months a year there is wind every day, sunny weather, constant air temperatures of more than 30 °C and water temperature of 25 °C – it was just a question of time that wind and kitesurfer explored the north east of Brazil.