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Brazil - Jericoacoara, Brazil & Americas

Sportif Travel has been offering Brazil windsurfing and kitesurfing holidays since 2004. Jericoacoara in Brazil continues to offer outstanding windsurfing and kitesurfing holidays with flat water and waves plus an intoxicating mix of sand filled streets, full on water action, chilled out days and party nights! Jericoacoara, more commonly known as 'Jeri', is one of those mythical windsurfing (and now kitesurfing) holiday locations where you imagine a seemingly endless expanse of turquoise sea, where the water is warm and the winds pretty much constant in the height of the season. Then, when the sun sets over the sand dunes, everyone comes together for the best beach party on earth. 

Sailing Spot and Conditions

Windsurf Area
Sailing conditions are almost perfect with sand underfoot; so forget the shoes and wetsuit. Although not really suitable for beginners, it is possible to practice the basics in safety early in the morning or on the 9 mile Paradise Lake which is a 20 minute buggy ride away. The main sailing area is close to the town in the gently sweeping bay. Inshore the water is flat with small wavelets. Once outside on the wind line the true face of Jericoacoara can be appreciated with 4m to 5m sailing from June to February. On the Point, the ever present waves are at their best, never intimidating but one of the features of the venue. Thinking of travelling to Brazil, why not consider a twin centre COMBO options staying at Icaraizinho on the way and chiling out before hitting the party at Jeri. The main windsurfing area is located in front of the centre with surfing and SUP. Kitesurfers are forbidden to sail withing 500m from the shoreline.

Jeri Kitezone
The kite beach in Jericoacoara is perfect for kiting and offers the best choice for reliable winds, flat water and wide open space in North East Brazil. The " kitezone " is 1 mile away from the world famous Jeri windsurfing spot and as Jeri Kite Beach is not on the Atlantic Ocean it does not have oceanic swell seen in most other beaches in the region. As well as the flat water conditions and consistent wind, there are miles of empty water for you to enjoy, perfect for freestyle. Kiters are offered a complimentary shuttle to the kitezone and can ride in this kiters only area. Windsurfers are forbidden less than 500m from the shore line.

Culture and Activities
Jericoacoara is an isolated, former fishing village with a small population on the North East coast, around 300km west of Fortaleza. With no roads for the last few miles, access is only via 4WD or helicopter. The tempo of life starts slowing from the very moment you step off the plane as the rhythm of Brazil works its magic. Fringed by coconut palms, the beach at Jeri has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Every day at dusk, the villagers climb the huge sand dune to watch the most spectacular sunsets then the partying begins. There are a range of buggy and dune trips you can take plus music and films playing at the centre or venues around the village. For where's best to stay, see our selection of Pousada and now luxury hotels. As Brazil specialists, we can provide first hand advice on travelling, where's best for you and what to expect.


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Great Reasons to go to Jericoacoara, Brazil

Best Time: August - January.
Launch: Sandy beach with
gently shelving sand.
Wind Direction: Cross to cross off shore from right.
Wind Type: Trades.
Shorebreak: Slight.
Water Conditions: Flatwater
with windchop in strong conditions.
Suitability: Intermediate, slalom, advanced wave & freestyle.
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  • Training ground for World Class windsurfers.
  • Separate kitesurf zone.
  • Away from mass tourism.
  • Great nightlife, food and prices.
  • Unique sunset experience.
  • Kitesurfing, surfing, SUP and Kayaking
  • Twin Centre with Icaraizinho
  • HALF PRICE board hire & accommodation specials in July & September.

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