Day 1: 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 2: 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!
Day 3: 25 Sept.
Barra Grande → Delta das Américas | 34 mi
In Barra Grande, we’ll leave Pousada BGK and venture off to Delta das Américas, 34-miles away. It is only a stone’s throw downwind to the neighboring flat water spot Macapá. At the end of Praia de Maramar, we will have to watch out for the reef near the beach for a few miles. We’d better stay here a few hundred yards in the sea from the beach. The water situation relaxes in front of the pretty bay of Praia do Arrombado. Soon we’ll reach a few suburbs, and a little later, Luís Correia itself. At the end of the beach is the port of Luís Correia. Here, a pier of stones and concrete extends almost 1.5 miles into the sea. The sharp-edged stones are uninviting so we’ll just kite around them. During the next section, we’ll kite along Praia da Pedra do Sal for 6-miles. The lighthouse of the same name sits enthroned at its northern end. From here it is another 6 miles to our last stage for today. If the tides allow it and the navy is not watching, its just a few more-miles of kitesurfing in the Rio Parnaíba. Otherwise, we will cover the last few miles to Pousada Casa de Caboclo by boat.
Day 4: 26 Sept.
Delta das Américas → Tutóia | 50 mi
Today you can really speak of a kick-ass kitesurf expedition! A boat will takes us from Pousada Casa de Caboclo downstream to Baía das Canárias island. From there we start our 50-miles kitesurf downwinder to Tutóia. The special thing about this route is (apart from a few simple fishing huts) there are absolutely no buildings on the beach. Even with an off-road vehicle, it’s not possible to drive on this beach. That’s why a boat will follow us today – and not the usual 4×4 on the beach. The whole area from the mangrove jungle to the beach is a nature reserve. The next several-miles will be an impressive spectacle, courtesy of mother nature. Here Brazil shows itself from its most beautiful side and all without the usual wind turbines.
At a suitable point we go from the sea over the sandbank to the river and continue kiting there. Then we get back into the sea and cross a 2 miles wide estuary. Shortly thereafter, a 3-mile long sandbank ensures mirror-smooth water on the leeward side. A pristine beach accompanies us for the next tranquil 9.5-miles. Not a soul for miles. No wonder, because the next town is almost 12 miles away as the crow flies. Once again, a huge estuary has to be crossed. We follow the headland to the northernmost point, round it and kite the last 7.5 miles straight south. A few hundred meters from Tutóia beach we pass a large shipwreck. We land our kites on the beach in front of our accommodation – the Pousada Jagatá. Today’s experience will be unforgettable!
Day 5: 27 Sept.
Tutóia → Atins | 43 mi
After a night at the Pousada Jagatá in Tutóia, we set out to conquer the 43-mile route to Atins. We leave the shipwreck behind and head west. Less than 10-miles later we reach an excellent flat water spot in the sea near the romantic sight of Praia Peroba. These are a few freshwater lagoons in the dunes. We continue along the beach in a westerly direction until we encounter a large estuary. On the other side is the beach Praia dos Tatus. From here, the journey goes north-west for almost 19 miles. At the narrowest point, the peninsula is less than 275 yards wide. Bound to the east by the Atlantic, and west by the vast Rio Preguiças river. After several-miles with no signs of civilization – apart from the multitude of wind turbines – there are several pousadas here on Praia De Caburé beach. From here, it is less than 6-miles to Atins. We just have to kite around the headland and head south through the river. Our accommodation, Paraiso dos Ventos, is located less than 220 yards from the beach.
Day 6: 28 Sept.
Atins → Lençóis Maranhenses | 25 mi
An optional visit to Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is on the agenda today. After the café da manhã we meet on the beach of Atins. From there we kite 2-miles out to the open sea and go downwind from there. After a few-miles by the sea, the pick-up is waiting for us on the beach. The vehicle takes us a bit inland to one of the numerous lagoons. Once there, we kite in the crystal-clear fresh water for a few hours. After this unique experience, we will return by vehicle to Atins where we will spend the night at the Pousada Paraíso dos Ventos.
- 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