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Windsurf and kitesurf

The amazing winds of Ceará make it one of Brazil’s best destinations for windsurfing and kitesurfing alike. And much to the delight of those who take part in these sports, it is windy almost every day, especially in the latter half of the year. Not only is there great wind, but also great spots with a variety of conditions suitable for practicing these sports. Read on to learn more about windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as the best places to do these sports in Ceará.

Windsurf and Kitesurf

Windsurfing, as you may know, is a sport practiced on a board with a sail attached to the middle, and is moved according to the speed of the wind and waves. The windsurfer is positioned on one side of the board and uses the sail and the mast to reach speeds of up to 80 km/h! One of the objectives of the sport is to perform acrobatics in the air.

Kitesurfing is practiced with a smaller board and a kite attached to the kitesurfer’s waist. The wind propels the kite, causing the board to plane over the water. The athlete has a control bar to set the course and perform maneuvers. This sport can also be practiced on rivers and lakes where there are no waves at all.

Now that you know more about windsurfing and kitesurfing, read below to discover the best spots to kite and windsurf and enjoy the wonderful winds of Ceará.

Windsurf and kitesurf

Where to kite and windsurf: The best of the best in Ceará

Canoa Quebrada

In addition to the many natural beauties, Canoa Quebrada has excellent conditions for windsurfing and kitesurfing. A place that is great for beginners due to the calm seas, where it is possible to take basic classes with local instructors. The region is approximately 166 km from Fortaleza and 18 km from the centre of Aracati, where it is located.


Fortim is located on the east coast of Ceará and is 134km from Fortaleza. It is considered to be one of the best places to practice water sports, such as windsurfing and kitesurfing, due to its flat water, wide open space and of course, its constant winds.


200km from the capital of Ceará is the municipality of Icapuí, another place known for water sports. Tremembé beach is this particular region’s favorite spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing, and offers the best conditions, with strong winds almost all year round.


Cumbuco is surly the most well known spot for windsurfing and kitesurfing in Ceará. The place has already become a reference for perfect wind conditions, has an incredible infrastructure and both flat water and waves nearby. Cumbuco beach is located in the municipality of Caucaia, which is a metropolitan region of Fortaleza, on the west coast of Ceará and is just a hop away from the capital!


Taiba is ideal for windsurfing and kitesurfing, among other water sports due to its good waves. Located in the municipality of São Gonçalo do Amarante, 60 km from Fortaleza, the beach has strong and constant winds, which make the place one of the main destinations for water sportspeople.


Paracuru has several beaches that are considered ideal for water sports, including Praia de Carnaubinha, also known as Havaizinho, Praia do Ronco do Mar, Praia da Pedra do Meio and Praia da Boca do Poço. This is thanks to the formation of waves and the great winds in the region. In addition to windsurfing and kitesurfing, the place is one of the best destinations in the northeast for the practice of kitewave and surf. The municipality is located 84 km from Fortaleza.

Icaraizinho de Amontada

When getting up to Icaraizinho de Amontada, the wind speeds begin to increase, which makes it one of the best points in Brazil for radical maneuvers in kitesurfing and especially windsurfing. But the sea conditions are also great for beginners, as well as for the more experienced to practice. The distance between Icaraizinho de Amontada and Fortaleza is about 200 km.


Jericoacoara is located in a privileged region for sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing. This is because it channels strong, constant winds. There are also a variety of sea conditions to be found around the area. It is located in the municipality of Jijoca de Jericoacoara, on the west coast of Ceará, about 300 km from Fortaleza.

Now you know how and where to find the best of Ceará’s amazing winds.

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