Day 1: 16 Sept.
Canoa Quebrada → Uruaú | 37 mi
After the route briefing in the Pousada Tranquilândia Village, we set up our kites on the beach of Canoa Quebrada. A 37-mile route with numerous flat water points lies ahead of us today. We leave the popular tourist spot and kite towards the northwest. About 10-miles from our start, we reach the 550 yards wide estuary of the 370-miles long Rio Jaguaribe. With the right tide you have a very large flat water spot here. For the next two miles we go north until we circle the rocky cape. Afterwards, the coast runs in a northwesterly direction to the small estuary of the Rio Pirangi.
This is also where the Parajuru kite spot begins. Thanks to the long sandbanks and the lagoon, you will find a very safe and uncrowded beginner’s area here. At about here, we have completed half of today’s route. After a break, it goes on with fresh strength. The beach is initially quite flat and wide it and becomes noticeably narrower as the coast becomes higher and higher. Only six kilometers before Uruaú the beach becomes wider again and the coast flat. Just before the Lagoa de Uruaú lagoon, we land our kites on the beach of our accommodation, the Hotel Boutique Zebra Beach.
Day 2: 17 Sept.
Uruaú → Fortaleza | 50 mi
We will travel 50-miles today from Uruaú to Praia do Futuro beach in Fortaleza, the capital of Ceará. The coast is only flat for a short distance and, just as the day before, a white and orange wall accompanies us. Since the water reaches the rocks at high tide, it is only possible to drive along the beach at low tide. 3-miles later, we’ll kite past the Gruta da Mãe d’agua (Mother of water cave). When we arrive at the beach Praia de Morro Branco, the impressive cliffs fade away. Along a 5-mile wide sandy beach, we reach the mouth of the Rio Choró and on the other side lies the kite spot Barra Nova. This kite spot offers excellent flat water conditions and isn’t overcrowded.
After several miles of pristine beach we’ll need to cross the beautiful scenic Rio Mal Cozinhado. On the other bank of the river is the village of Caponga. At its end there is a beach section with only a few buildings near the sea until Barro Preto. There are more and more houses on the beach and the hotel complexes are getting bigger. You can tell that you are approaching a big city. You can tell that we are approaching a big city after crossing the Rio Cocó. It will be very apparent that we are now in the metropolis of Fortaleza. We will shortly arrive at our destination, the Restaurant Guarderia Brasil in Fortaleza.
Day 3: 18 Sept.
Fortaleza → Cumbuco | 31 mi
Today we will be accompanied on the 31-mile route to Cumbuco for the most part by the elongated metropolis of Fortaleza.
Day 4: 19 Sept.
Cumbuco → Lagoinha | 50 mi
After breakfast at the Pousada Tropical Wind and the subsequent route briefing, we will set off north of the accommodation on the beach. From Cumbuco, one of the oldest and most famous kite spots in Brazil, our 50-mile route takes us to Lagoinha. We pass the famous Cauipe Lagoon – and a few-miles later we have to land our kites. Going beneath the piers is faster than going around the outside in the sea. We continue our trip on the beach of Pecem. It’s about 6.5-miles to Taiba. At the end of this kite spot we pass the Lagoa Taiba before we come across one of the best wave spots in this area called Quebra Mar in Paracuru. From here, it is another 15.5-miles to our destination – the beach of Lagoinha. We will spend the night at the Hotel Platô.
Day 5: 20 Sept.
Lagoinha → Icaraí de Amontada | 50 mi
First we hit Donkey Kite Lagoon on the beach, with our destination today being Icarai de Amontada. 50-miles of bathtub-warm salt water separate us at the start. The closest kite spot is Guajiru, less than 12.5-miles away. We pass along Flecheiras and Emboaca before we reach the picturesque bay of Mundaú. We’ll cover more than half today’s distance before we stop for a break at Baleia. The beach in this area is spacious and the sea is tame, so we can get ahead quickly. We will shortly arrive in beautiful bay of Icaraí de Amontada. At its western end is the Pousada Villa Mango, our accommodation for tonight.
Day 6: 21 Sept.
Icaraí de Amontada → Jericoacoara | 75 mi
After breakfast at Villa Mango a real challenge awaits us; today’s distance is 75-miles! We’re heading to the most famous party place in Ceará – Jericoacoara. This is going to be tough, but every participant can, whenever he wants, continue on land with the support vehicles. 75 miles of kitesurfing in one day is absolutely not everyone’s cup of tea. In no time we are out of the bay and pass the neighboring village of Moitas. Before we get to Patos, an excellent shallow water spot in this region, we quickly cross the Rio Aracatiacu. At the end of the extensive beach Praia dos Patos is the Rio Aracati-Mirim and behind lies Almofala. If we are lucky with the tides and it’s high tide, we can kite in the river at the end of Praia de Almofala up to Ilha do Guajiru.
Now follows a long section with alternating mangrove forests and estuaries on the coast. The next bigger kite spot is Preá, which lies 10 miles before our destination. We kite past the landmark of Jeri, the Pedra Furada, a stone archway on the beach. Now still around the bay and soon we go ashore exhausted but happy, while the sun is setting south of the Duna do Pôr do Sol. For today there are only 3 more things to do: taking a shower, eating and drinking, and above all sleeping. Our accommodation is Pousada Surfing Jeri and it will be nice to chill before our well-deserved rest day.
- Advanced kite surfer with a good basic fitness
- Kitesurfing in the open sea with moderate waves
- Relaunch the kite from the water
- Master the body drag also upwind
- Familiar on how to Self rescue
- Able to ride Switch or Toedside very well
|Body weight||Kite size|
|130 lbs||6 – 8 – 10 m2|
|180 lbs||8 – 10 – 12 m2|
|220 lbs||10 – 12 – 14 m2|
- Overnight stay in comfortable and clean accommodations
- Delicious and exotic breakfast
- Kitesurfing accompanied by professional guides
- Support vehicle on the beach or motorboat
- If necessary, rescue with jet ski
- Water, juice, fruits and snacks during breaks at the beach
- Long sleeve lycra of the event
- Airport transfer
- Lunch and dinner