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13 Days Advanced Downwinder Surf Camp from Sao Miguel do Gostoso to Atins, Brazil

Adventurous Surf Camp in Brazil

Advanced difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 10 participants
Breakfast & dinner included

This downwind route is appropriate for you who are confident riding one to two meters waves in any direction, have done multiple downwinders including at least one SSF blue / red / black route, and are confident of your ability to kite for more than four hours per day. Imagine traveling, discovering new places, experiencing raw nature, and kiting along 100, 200, 300 kilometers at a time with a total distance of 1,000 kilometers. Be ready to take the adventure of your life in the beautiful Northeast of Brazil!

Highlights

  • Full kite experience
  • Professional kitesurfing guide
  • Custom certificate of completion
  • Support vehicles for luggage on the beach
  • Breakfasts, dinners, and snacks
  • Welcome drinks at the hotel
  • 12 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


11 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

During this program, you will be accommodated in charming beachfront hotels' double rooms. You will stay at Pousada Mi Secreto on the first night, Pousada Amagali-Galinhos on the second night, stay with the locals in Ponta do Mel on the third night, at Vila Selvagem Hotel on the fourth night, stay with the locals in Aquiraz on the fifth night, stay at Windtown Beach Hotel on the sixth night, stay with the locals in Guajirú on the seventh night, stay at Villa Mango on the eighth night, Rancho do Peixe on the ninth night, Pousada BGK on the tenth night, Ilha dos Poldros Hotel on the eleventh night, and Vila Guará on the last night.

Vila Selvagem Hotel

Surrounded by large stretches of sand and unspoiled dunes, the hotel is located a five-minute walk from the beach where nature is still a queen. The authenticity of the place, the restorative energy, and many opportunities for walks and discoveries are the promises of an unforgettable stay. With only 24 apartments (all with large balcony and sea view) made with the best materials and decorated with sobriety and artistic touch, the luxury hotel Vila Selvagem is a very special space. The walls of the hotel continuously display the works of the most talented contemporary artists on the international stage.

Vila Selvagem has an ocean-lined restaurant facing the typical lobster fishermen's rafts; comfortable lounge bar with blinding lights playing MPB and international music; two large pools; and a wellness center (spa) with hammam, rassoul, beauty salon, and massage. All this special equipment fully satisfies visitors in an atmosphere of caring simplicity. Their space also hosts corporate or social meetings with all the facilities or utilities to carry out these types of events. Natural light and pool area strengthen all kinds of conferences and meetings.

Windtown Beach Hotel

A few steps from the sea, surrounded by palm trees and dunes, is Windtown. A small hotel, warm and stylish, which has only 18 rooms. With a relaxed atmosphere, aimed at a healthy and natural lifestyle, it is planned to accommodate travelers seeking for rest and/or sport. For this, it incorporates all that is necessary to provide a rich experience in comfort, starting with the totally different quality of service, personalized, and prepared to meet the most refined demands.

The first guest impression already makes him feel happy to be there. A beautiful garden, taken by vibrant flowers and songbirds, it sets the tone of a room taken by the rustic beauty. The comfortable rooms overlook the garden, the sea, and the pool, besides being well ventilated day and night, since the hotel is built downwind, generating a natural flow of air in the accommodation. The Windtown also has spa, swimming pool, beach bar, a restaurant serving simple meals for lunch and dinner, an area with TV, and a terrace with sun beds and sea views, always colored by kites. Cumbuco is a spot well known for favorable conditions for kitesurfing. The kite school is very close to the hotel and offers courses for riders at all levels, rent first-rate equipment, and organizes downwinds to nearby ponds Cauípe (six kilometers), Taíba (20 kilometers), and Paracuru (40 kilometers). About 800 meters separate the Windtown heart of Cumbuco village. In a pleasant walk, you can know the unspoiled dunes that allow an unforgettable sunset privileged to have the pleasure to enjoy it.

Villa Mango

Villa Mango Beach Bungalows features rustic architecture. The comfort, the charm, and the refinement of details provide a total integration of the lodging with the nature. Bungalows on stilts built in certified wood and reforestation eucalyptus, designed with circulation at all points, provide this warmth with natural ventilation. For sports lovers, the hostel offers an official squash court and the region has excellent natural conditions for windsurfing. Furthermore, it is worth mentioning the six kilometers of border for practice of walking, bike, or runs during low tide period. You will enjoy a large gazebo / terrace facing the sea with space for therapeutic massage, swimming pool with whirlpool, and bar service. The restaurant bar and restaurant service is always open for lunch and dinner. Their pizzeria is praised by many guests.

Rancho do Peixe

At Racho do Peixe, everything was designed to keep the culture and local life alive in the environment. The structure was built with reforestation wood and carnauba straw (typical of the region), and the actions practiced by the inn contribute to the integrated development with the community. The separation and recycling of garbage, awareness campaigns, and an organic garden that feeds the restaurant itself with fruits and vegetables are daily practices of Rancho do Peixe. As their employees are native to the region, embedded in the local cultural context, guests end up learning and absorbing some knowledgable features. Two types of accommodations (both with inspiring views) welcome the guests: "Beach Bungalow" and "Bungalow Coqueiral". Rancho do Peixe also has an exclusive SPA that offers massages, skin treatments, and therapeutic care for the body. After all, your rest is more than adventure.

Barra Grande Kite

BGK is a hostel built with natural materials typical of the region, located on the boardwalk, under the shade of an immense forest of palm trees. Its rooms are distributed in a way that causes full integration with boaters. At the restaurant Pé de Vento, facing the beach, regional foods are served a seafood base. Within the hotel structure, it is possible to kitesurf classes and stand-up paddle with accredited instructors IKO; rent kite equipment, SUP and, enjoy a storage area for boaters store equipment. The region has many natural charms. The hotel offers tours of the Delta do Parnaíba with the possibility of sailing between the islands, in addition to rent carts to rescue downwinders exploiting local sailing. More than ten different drinks and exclusive restaurant service for guests at the hotel pool. A relaxing anti-stress massage therapy space with bamboo or lymphatic drainage. This is a privileged place to be fully enjoyed.

Ilha dos Poldros Hotel

Do you ever dreamed of sleeping in a bungalow that sits on top of a dune? Very comfortable, the chalets are surrounded by total harmony of nature. Located in the Delta of the river Parnaíba, in the municipality of Araioses, Maranhão, minutes boat trip from Porto dos Tatus in Ilha Grande, Ilha dos Poldros mixes tranquility, comfort, and adventure. The island, with 18 kilometers of beaches, houses this "oasis": a house with two suites and two independent bungalows accessed by boat.

In addition to its charm and rusticity, a wide leisure area, swimming pool, internet, cable TV, exclusive tours on a four-wheeled cycle, picnic in the dunes, wakeboard, stand up, horse riding, fishing, and boat trips around the islands are also offered. The Parnaíba Delta is the only one of the Americas on the open sea. It includes beaches, lagoons, woods, dunes, and mangroves. Talking about cooking, the town has become a center for tasting crabs and crustaceans in profusion in the local mangroves.

Program

E-Group was born from a passion for kitesurfing as a way to explore the world and discover unique experiences. You are offered the complete package for a unique and unforgettable journey in the Northeast of Brazil, allowing you to focus 100% on kitesurfing and exploring this incredible place. The tribe is inspired by nature, challenge, and passion for the wind and water. You will get through all of these 1,000 kilometers using only the energy of the wind, with the support, comfort, and safety of a GPS, satellite phones, and guides helping along the way. While cruising along wonderful, untouched beaches, rivers, and dunes and experiencing some secret and unusual landscapes, there are some obstacles along the way: fishermen boats and traps, strong currents, and even some rocks. E-Group offers a complete experience, which includes a 4x4 support vehicle, equipped with first aid gear and professional drivers along the entire route.

This is the combination of the Classic Route and the Delta Route. This path is for those who want to push their endurance and physical limits. It is a blissful experience that only comes from many intense hours of intense action and meditation. For the more experience kitesurfer, this right has long days of 120 and 140 kilometers, crossing through three Brazilian states on your board. E-Group offers this route only once a year, an amazing and challenging experience.

This is the most extreme downwind experience in the world, and only possible with the location and conditions that exist here in the Northeast of Brazil. You will explore the beautiful terrain, full of dunes, rivers, lush forests, and exotic animals, seeing this part of the world from a unique perspective. Kiting for long distances each day tests you mentally and physically, and pushes you to your limits, a great way to grow and explore yourself inside and out.

Every day, the briefing will be at 09:00 after the breakfast, so you will need to prepare your luggage before eating. The briefing will give you a clear vision of the expedition: objectives, the beauty, and the dangers. After the briefing, you will leave your luggage at the reception for your driver (please ask at front desk to help you with that) then at 10:00, you will be on the beach ready to go. Everything will always be at the reception when you arrive at each hotel and must be there when you leave. You can separate your small bags (with computers and cameras) to go inside the car. Your gear and other equipment will have to go outside the car. Please leave the luggage at the reception.

Day 1 (São Miguel do Gostoso)

You will check in and make yourself comfortable in this paradise. Get to know the place and meet your fellow Surfin Sem Fim crew. This a good opportunity to check all of your equipment and even test the waters in the afternoon. You will enjoy dinner with the team at around 19:30 at Hotel Mi Secreto.

Day 2 (São Miguel do Gostoso to Galinhos)

Early morning breakfast will be served at around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. On this day, you will be able to enjoy some good waves. The arrival at Galinhos by the beautiful river is truly unforgettable. You will enjoy dinner with the team at around 19:30 at Amagali.

Day 3 (Galinhos to Ponta do Mel)

You will wake up early for breakfast around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. This is a very special day where you will navigate through multiple rivers, sandbanks, mangroves, and arrive at the windy and unique Ponta do Mel. Tonight, you will be staying with the locals. You will enjoy fresh local dinner with the team at around 19:30 at Fisherman Wild.

Day 4 (Ponta do Mel to Fortim)

Early morning breakfast will be served at around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. Today will be very scenic as it is arguably the most beautiful stretch of the coast, decorated with many miles of orange cliffs. You will stop at Fortim for the night, just after the famous Canoa Quebrada. Dinner with the team will be served at around 19:30 at Vila Selvagem.

Day 5 (Fortim to Aquiraz)

You will have an early morning breakfast at around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. You will be approaching the big city of Fortaleza, passing many famous kite spots on its southerly side. This is another day of amazing kiting and another night and dinner with the locals at around 19:30.

Day 6 (Aquiraz to Cumbuco)

Early morning breakfast will be served at around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. You will be passing by Fortaleza which is always a challenge. You will have to go around the harbor, pass the piers of the beaches west of the harbor, and arrive at the famous international kite spot of Cumbuco. You will have a great dinner at around 19:30 at Windtown Beach Hotel.

Day 7 (Cumbuco to Guajiru)

You will meet for breakfast at 07:30 and have a briefing at 08:30. This will be done every day and is very important to share details of the route, specific risks or cautious areas, define stop in your strategic meeting points, and check important points. You will leave whenever the wind starts blowing in the morning.

Day 8 (Guajiru to Icaraizinho)

You will enjoy an early morning breakfast at around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. Usually, the 4×4 follows the group during the whole way to Icaraízinho, but depending on the tide condition where the rivers meets the ocean, you may have no access by car. You will be passing through Flexeiras, Mundaú, and Baleia, spectacular beaches surrounded by red rocks and palm trees that will make you sigh. In Icaraízinho, you can count on an amazing overnight stay at the marvelous Villa Mango Beach Bungalow.

Day 9 (Icaraizinho to Preá)

There will be an early morning breakfast at around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. Today, you will enjoy a magic ride all the way to the amazing Prea beach. The Rancho do Peixe team is waiting for the group with a special welcome. Rancho do Peixe is a truly beautiful beachside hotel spread over several acres with kite rigging area, bar, restaurant, and swimming pool. This hotel was selected as a Tripadvisor 2015 Travelers Choice and a Condé Nast award in 2016.

Day 10 (Preá to Barra Grande)

Early morning breakfast will be served at around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. This will be your long and challenging day. You will pass through an amazing river called Bitupita, a truly unbelievable landscape. Afterward, you will arrive at the small village of Barra Grande to have a great dinner and good night sleep at Barra Grande Kite.

Day 11 (Barra Grande to Ilha dos Poldros)

You will enjoy an early morning breakfast at around 08:00, followed by your daily briefing. Be prepared to experience the marvelous Delta do Panaíba. It is an amazing environment in one of the most beautiful places in Brazil. You will have a delicious dinner at Ilha dos Poldros hotel. It is truly unique, very remote, and simply amazing. Here, you get a taste of what it is like to be right in the middle of the Delta, with rivers snaking through the live dunes and wildlife everywhere. Dinner will be around 19:30 at Ilha dos Poldros Hotel.

Day 12 (Ilha dos Poldros to Atins)

Breakfast and early morning briefing will be around 08:00. This is your final stretch of the trip, prepare yourself, and enjoy it while you can. You will arrive in Atins at Vila Guara. It is another truly unique and beautiful spot where you can relax under the stars at the end of the trip. You will have an amazing dinner and closing ceremony around 19:30 at Vila Guara.

Day 13 (Atins)

You will check out by noon or book some extra nights to enjoy more of Atins.

Instructors

Sebastian Ribeiro
Sebastian is Brazilian Strapless Freestyle Wave champion and World Tour top five.

Location

This part of the Brazilian coastline, from Ceará to Maranhão, is quite rare. There are constant winds every day which ensure high quality kiting experiences during the entirety of the season (June to January). There is no other place in the world where it is possible to follow the coastline for hundreds of kilometers, having constant wind, and warm waters throughout the entire path.

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Full kite experience (no car)
  • Professional kitesurfing guide (English / Portuguese / Spanish)
  • Program and logistics by the tour operator
  • Custom certificate for completion of the route
  • Two vehicles available for the sailors and gear
  • GPS and security or support system
  • Satellite phone
  • Custom T-shirts
  • SOS emergency button for a rescue response
  • Breakfast at every hotel
  • Food provided during the route (sandwiches, fruit, water, cereal bars, and ice)
  • Dinner and drinks at the hotels (water, beer, isotonic drinks, Red Bull, and caipirinhas)
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at each hotel
  • 12 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Filming and photos
  • Extra expenses (spirit drinks and wine)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pinto Martins - Fortaleza International Airport (FOR).

The main gateway to Northeast Region of Brazil is Pinto Martins - Fortaleza International Airport (FOR) in Fortaleza, although there are some alternate routes. There are only a few direct flights from the USA to Fortaleza, so travelers from USA most often fly through Rio or São Paulo and then back to Fortaleza, which is not ideal but not as bad as it might sound. As of 2018, there are some direct flights from Miami to Fortaleza; if you can use those in your routing, you will save some time.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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