4 Days Beginner Kite Surf Camp in Ceará, Brazil

Skill Enhancing Surf Camp in Brazil

This surf camp is perfect for riders who want their first taste of the long distance experience, this shorter route is the first segment of E-Group's Delta routes, a great experience in itself, and also the ideal way to gain the downwind experience that you need for their longer routes. The route is designed to be an introduction into the amazing world of downwinders, where you can improve your skills and prepare for longer routes in the future. This path allows you to discover the Brazilian Northeast from a different perspective, with fewer waves and smoother, calmer waters.

Highlights

  • Full kite experience
  • Professional team in water
  • One full-time program manager
  • Program and logistics by tour operator
  • Custom certificate for completion of the route
  • Two vehicles available for the sailors and gear
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drink, and snacks
  • 3 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English

Airport transfer available:
Pinto Martins International Airport (US$163 per person)

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Accommodation

During this surf camp, you will be staying at Rancho do Peixe in Preá, Vila Kalango in Jericoacoara, and Portal dos Ventos in Tatajuba. E-Group has selected small hotels or pousadas that are unique, beautiful, and full of local character. Vila Kalango is located directly next to Sunset Dune and is the only place that maintains the native hundred-year-old coconut trees while Rancho do Peixe is designed to keep the local culture always present. Most of the places you will stay at have six to ten rooms and a unique local vibe that is welcoming, comfortable, colorful, and unpretentious. Some of the places are more ‘deluxe’ than others. You will be surprised and delighted with how nice the accommodations are.

Rancho do Peixe

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. Rancho is 12 kilometers away from Jericoacoara, a legendary end-of-the-earth town that is definitely worth a night or two on the front end of the trip.

Located on Praia do Preá, Rancho do Peixe is the ideal place for you to be with your family, someone special, or even to venture into one of the best kitesurfing spots in the world! There are more than 200,000 square meters of preserved area on the coast where Racho do Piexe take care of their guests, the nature, and the local culture. An essential and unforgettable experience: paths of white sand under your bare feet, the delights of Ceará for you to taste, and the constant winds all year round. Comfort and simplicity in contact with nature. Relax and they'll take care of everything for you!

Racho do Peixe is equipped with a soccer field, lounge, coconut bar, restaurant, barbeque grill, vegetable garden, pool, natural lounge, spa, beach bar, and pizzeria.

Vila Kalango

Vila Kalango is full of surprises. It’s situated in front of the famous Duna Pôr do Sol and has enchanted guests for many years. Vila Kalango is located directly next to Sunset Dune, and is the only place that maintains the native hundred-year-old coconut trees. Essential luxury, simplicity, and the charming local culture, along with a team of easy-going people welcome you as if you were at home. With constant wind and the sea at your doorstep, this place is ideal to make you feel in peace and to connect with nature.

Vila Kalango is equipped with a store, lounge, massage room, pool, spa, TV room, restaurant, and bar. There's also Wind School inside the complex.

E-Group Surf Camp Brazil Program

You will depart each morning straight from the hotel and arriving at your destination the same way. Traveling like this liberates you from the motorized world and maximizes your time in connection with the nature, absorbing the wind and scenery along the way. For those of you who've never been to this part of the world before, you're in for a wonderful surprise. It has all the characteristics of Brazil: beautiful, colorful, sophisticated, tasty, fun, and super cool. There’s a great time to be enjoyed at each place along the way!

The groups typically travel with two or three guides: a captain and one or two co-captains. Each guide is a highly experienced kitesurfer, capable of guiding and assisting our clients in any given situation along the route. E-Group often also have pro rider with the group and / or a local, native kitesurfer that is very familiar with the area. Their job is to make you feel safe, secure, and ensure an incredible experience!

Every day, there will be a briefing at 10:00 after the breakfast, so you´ll need to prepare your luggage before eating, after the briefing you will leave your luggage at the reception for the 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 of the car. Please leave your luggage at the reception.

Difficulty: Beginner

  • These downwind routes are appropriate for riders who can body drag back to board, self-rescue and stay upwind reliably.

This route is designed to be an introduction into the amazing world of downwinders, where you can improve your skills and prepare for longer routes in the future. This path allows you to discover the Brazilian Northeast from a different perspective, with fewer waves and smoother, calmer waters.

Itinerary

Day 1: Rancho do Peixe, Preá

Check in at Rancho do Peixe. You will have a team meeting at the beach bar at 16:00 then kite together to get to know the local conditions. This also gives you the opportunity to test the kites and equipment. At 19:00, you will meet at the hotel restaurant for an amazing dinner. 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. Rancho is 12 kilometers away from Jericoacoara, a legendary end-of-the-earth town that is definitely worth a night or two on the front end of the trip.

Day 2: Vila Kalango, Jericoacoara

Vila Kalango is full of surprises. It’s situated in front of the famous Duna Pôr do Sol and has enchanted guests for many years. You’ll have breakfast and the morning briefing will be at 10:00. You do this everyday because it is important to share the details of the route, the risks, and strategic stopping points. When the wind starts to blow, you will begin surfing the new route! After that, you will leave the beautiful beaches of Preá, pass the Pedra Furada, and arrive at the Duna de Jeri.

Day 3: Portal dos Ventos, Tatajuba

You will have breakfast and morning briefing at 10:00 at the hotel restaurant. You will leave Duna Pôr do Sol, pass Guriú, and enjoy good waves on the high ocean. You will arrive at the charming Tatajuba beach, where you can enjoy the sunset and have dinner together at 19:30 at Zezinho’s place.

Day 4: Check out

This is the closing of the program and you will check out from Rancho do Peixe. You'll be able to enjoy your last moments with E-Group, with the wind in your hair and the sand in your feet, reflecting on the special moments in your life and all to be grateful for. This paradise awaits you!

Location

This surf camp will take place in Preá, Jericoacoara, and Tatajuba, Brazil. Brazil is a popular place to travel to, especially for Europeans. In general, you are likely to meet other kiters from Europe: Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Poland - and also from South America, especially Argentina. You will also meet a lot of locals - Brazilians, that is, from local fishermen to buggy drivers, shop and restaurant owners, city people from Rio and São Paolo, and local kiters!

Kiters who visit Brazil with Surfin Sem Fim generally find Brazil to be a very safe country (more so than some other kite destinations such as Hawaii and Mexico, for example). It is important to understand that Brazil is a very large country, and it is always important to know where you are and where you are going. There are some remote areas, in the Amazon for example, where it is better to travel with a guide or a local that can help you get around without any problems. You do not need such a guide in the areas where we travel for kitesurfing. The larger cities of Brazil can be compared to cities of any other country in the world: it’s always a good idea to be careful. Pay attention to where you are going and your surroundings.

Try to avoid bad neighborhoods at night, and respect the culture of the country that you’re visiting. With these tips, you can safely and easily travel through Brazil without any problems. Brazilians are known to be a warm and welcoming people. If you are respectful of their culture they will likely embrace you like family and help you with anything you need. In most cases, Brazilians are very fond of Americans, as the two countries share several cultural similarities, including a love of music, shopping, the outdoors, food, political turmoil, and sports.

Wave condition

In the north, it is hard to find really good long peeling waves. The best waves are at river mouths and sandy points. There are a few spots but in general, you should not come to the north of Brazil with the expectation of riding tons of perfect waves. That said, if there is some swell in the water, certain spots at river mouths, sandbars and points can produce some fun stuff!

Food

During this surf camp, you will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the hotels and lunches will be served during activities. The lunch consists of sandwiches, fruit, water, cereal bars, and ice. The hotels will give you a welcome drink each time you check-in and provide you with water, beer, isotonic drinks, Red Bull, and caipirinhas. Please kindly tell E-Group in advance if you have other dietary requirements so that they can inform the hotels. You can eat at an upscale restaurant and pay 100 - 150 BRL (30 - 50 USD) or you can eat at a local restaurant and pay around 20 BRL (7 USD).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

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

  • 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
  • Professional kitesurfing guide (English / Portuguese / Spanish)
  • Program and logistics by tour operator
  • Two vehicles available for the sailors and gear
  • GPS and security / support system
  • Emergency SOS button for a rescue response
  • Support on the beach with 4x4 vehicles for luggage, communication, water, and food supplies 
  • One full time program manager (English / Portuguese speakers)
  • Satellite phone
  • Custom T-shirts
  • Custom certificate for completion of the route
  • Full packing list with detailed notes
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • Welcome drinks upon arrival at each hotel

What's not included

  • Filming and photos.
  • Spirit drinks and wine.
  • Transfers from / to the airport.
  • Flights
  • Kitesurfing equipments

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR).

You can also take a flight straight to Jericoacoara Airport (JJD) for faster ground transfer. E-Group provides airport transfers for an extra cost whichever airport you arrive at. It takes about 4 hours to get from Fortaleza to Preá, and costs about 650 BRL which can be divided by up to four people. Close to the date of your arrival, E-Group can organize all the transfers for you and help to find ways to divide the costs with other clients.

Airport: Pinto Martins International Airport Airport transfer available: Pinto Martins International Airport (US$163 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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.
4 days / 3 nights
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Availability

You can contact E-Group to arrange a single room for you whenever they are available in the hotels.

Saturday August 18, 2018
(4 days / 3 nights)

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