Day 1: 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 2: 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 3: 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.
Day 4: 22 Sept.
Jericoacoara | Day off
After the extremely long stretch the day before, everyone can use some rest today. Jeri is a great place for some rest and relaxation, but those of you who are really die-hard kiters, you’re more than welcome to hit the water today as well. Apart from that, Jeri offers numerous other ways to spend the day. In any case, it won’t be boring in Jeri.
Day 5: 23 Sept.
Jericoacoara → Camocim | 34 mi
Today’s route is fairly easy and the route briefing will be held at Pousada Surfing Jeri. it’s a 34-mile stretch to Camocim and it’s pretty much reef free. The start takes place a little southwest of Jeri, outside the wind cover area of the large dune Duna do Por do Sol. The first 6.5-miles are leisurely and relaxed along the extensive beach of Jeri which was once used as a backdrop for a movie. In Guriú, our escort vehicles have to cross the river with the small ferries. After another 6.5 miles without any houses on the beach we reach the kite spot Tatajuba. It’s a good idea to take a break here.
About 13-miles are still ahead of us until we reach the river Rio Coreaú at Camocim. This stretch is also completely undeveloped and the beach is completely untouched and natural. The river mouth is about 550 yards wide at the narrowest point. We have to go about 2.5-miles north around to the dilapidated Farol do Trapiá lighthouse. Our destination, the Villa del Mar Praia Hotel, is less than 2 miles away from here.
Day 6: 24 Sept.
Camocim → Barra Grande | 43 mi
The 43-miles route begins in Camocim and ends in Barra Grande in the state of Piaui. Our kites soar into the sky on the wide beach of our accommodation, the Villa del Mar Praia Hotel. The nearest town, Maceió, is located 6.5 miles in the WSW direction. It’s located in a small picturesque bay whose shores are lined with numerous palm trees. Shortly thereafter is the mouth of the Riacho Cangalha, the town of Amarela, and then the great estuary of the Rio dos Remédios. At the widest point, it measures approximately 1.25-miles.
The next inhabited beach section is Praia das Curimãs, which is about 5 miles away. This beach involuntarily got into the local news in 2014 when a 40-ton, 16-meter-long sperm whale stranded here and died. Another 6.5-miles to the west is the fishing village of Bitupitá and 3-miles to the southwest is an estuary. When crossing the second arm of the river we pass the border between Ceará and Piauí. On the other side is the village of Cajueiro da Praia and halfway through which we pass the beautiful beach Praia de Barrinha. From here, the distance to today’s destination is only 6-miles. Our journey today ends on the beach of Barra Grande in front of the luxurious Pousada BGK. The abbreviation BGK stands for – who would have guessed it – Barra Grande Kite!
- 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