Challenging Surf Camp Brazil

Explore and discover the waves with E-group in Northeast Region area, Brazil! 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. While cruising along wonderful, untouched beaches, rivers and dunes, 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 support vehicle, equipped with first aid gear and professional drivers along the entire route.

Highlights

  • Full kite experience
  • The 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, and drink
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English
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Accommodation

On this retreat, you will be accommodated in various accommodations. E-Group selects small hotels or pousadas that are unique, beautiful, and full of local character. The accommodations are based on double rooms (sharing a room with someone else). They are Hotel Santo Antonio, Ilha dos Poldros, Jagatá Hotel, Vila Guara.

Ilhas dos Poldros

Ilhas dos Poldros is located in River Parnaiba’s Delta. To arrive in it takes a 15 minutes boat in Porto dos Tatus. The island has 1200 hectare and 18-kilometer beach. The main house has two double rooms, and there are also two independent bungalows with double beds also, so it can accommodate 8 people. Wide leisure area, swimming pool, internet, satellite TV, and optional quads and boat excursions.

Jagatá Hotel

At the end of the Parnaiba River’s Delta, you will find this fisherman village called Tutoia. It is a perfect place to chill out after exploring the wonders of this natural treasure called Delta do Parnaiba. It is a very interesting place, full of culture, in front of a shipwreck. This hotel works hard on the community development.

E-group Brazil Surf Camp Program

Overview

Imagine traveling, discovering new places, experiencing raw nature, and kiting along 100, 200, 300 kilometers at a time. You do all of this using only the energy of the wind, with the support, comfort, and safety of a GPS, satellite phones, and guides helping along the way.

The day before the journey begins, E -group do a test to evaluate whether the kiter is ready for the downwind and to analyze the conditions and the equipment. You will leave the hotel early each morning, heading north - for secret, wild, and remote locations. All the details are pre-defined and E-group offers the guidance from professional athletes in the water, giving valuable tips to kiters daily.

There is a briefing given every morning by the team captain, where you are given a clear vision of the expedition: objectives, the beauty, and the dangers. The support vehicles follow the group whenever possible (where access is not possible, there will be guides in the water to help). Some strategic Stopping Points have been organized, where the car will stop and wait with you to hydrate yourself with healthy foods and beverages, as well as refresh your mind for the kiting ahead.

This is a very pleasant variant of the Delta Path, where you will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Delta do Parnaíba and the Lençois Maranhenses kitesurfing. You will kite the first day to Ilha dos Poldros, where you will sleep for three nights. There, you will do many awesome downwinders, or just chill in this amazing natural environment. In the end, you will stay two nights at Atins, where you will kite on the world famous Lençois Maranhenses.

Everyday the briefing will be at 09:00 a.m after the breakfast, so you´ll need to prepare your luggage before to eat, 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. The gear and other equipment will have to go outside of the car. Please leave luggage at the reception.

This is a very pleasant variant of the Delta Path route, where you will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the Delta do Parnaiba and the Lencois Maranhenses. On the route, you will spend some time at Ilha dos Poldros where you will do some awesome downwinders and chill in an amazing natural environment. In the end, you will spend two nights in Atins, where you will kite on the world famous Lencois Maranhenses.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Routes are appropriate for riders who:

  • Have more experience in one-two meters waves and are progressing with wave riding
  • Have done multiple downwinders
  • Are confident in their ability to kite for at least three hours per day
  • Can ride toe-side for short distances

Itinerary

Day 1: Check In, Hotel Santo Antonio (Parnaiba)

Check in at Hotel Santo Antonio and have a welcome meeting in the afternoon. You will get to know the sailing conditions and check all of the equipment. Hotel Santo Antonio is an amazing location with a lot of history - a great way to begin the journey!

Day 2: Hotel Santo Antonio to Ilha dos Poldros, 20 kilometers

Be prepared to experience the marvelous Delta do Panaíba. It is an amazing environment in one of the most beautiful places in Brazil. E -group plan and expect to 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’s like to be right in the middle of the Delta, with rivers snaking through the live dunes and wildlife everywhere. Dinner at 19:30 at Ilha dos Poldros

Day 3, Caju Island (Sea)

This is an awesome path! The group will kite until lunch at Barra do Caju, and finally, you will see the famous Guarás birds in the afternoon / Ilha dos Poldros

Day 4, Caju Island (River)

Another amazing day in this paradise. You will explore the jungle and have a wild animals experience at night / Ilhas dos Poldros

Day 5, Ilha dos Poldros to Tutóia - Jagata, 65 kilometers

You will have an early morning briefing around 08:00 for a description of the day. You will find amazing rivers, dunes, great waves until the river meets the sea and only you and your kite can pass through to the beach until the charming Tutóia beach, which will connect kiters and support cars back in the simple little town and you will have an awesome night with the stars. Overnight and dinner at the simple Jagata Inn / Jagatá Hotel

Day 6, Tutóia - Jagata to Atins - Vila Guara, 70 kilometers

You will have an early morning breakfast, followed by daily briefing around 09:00. The next destination, Vila Guara is another truly unique and beautiful spot, where you can relax under the stars at the end of the trip Dinner time around 19:30. / Vila Guara

Day 7, Rio Negro

Another awesome day of kiting from Atins to the Rio Negro. You will enjoy the incredibly remote, unique, tranquil and beautiful surroundings of Atins. Here, you will have another great dinner around 19:30 / Vila Guara

Day 8, Check Out

Closing of the program and check out at Vila Guara. Enjoy your last morning with the breeze in your hair and the sand at your feet. This paradise will be waiting for your return.

Instructors

Guilly Brandão
Guilly Brandão is a Brazilian native, he sets the standard for quality kitesurfing. He is a three times Kitesurf World Champion and continues to impress E-Group in the water today. He captains many routes for Surfin Sem Fim and also offers Kitesurf Coachings in various locations around the world. Don’t let this nice guy fool you, his ability in the water is mean.
Sebastian Ribeiro
Sebastian is Brazilian Strapless Freestyle Wave champion and World Tour top five.

Location

This surf camp takes place from Parnaiba, Ilha dos Poldros, Tutoia, and the final destination is Atins in Brazil.

Why Brazil?

Paradise

Come and see why Brazil is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world! When you think of “tropical”, what comes to mind? Here you will find that the warm waters and white sand beaches are a spectacle to see, and will leave you wanting to return. The tropical climate has also created a lush rainforest throughout the majority of the country, where you can find beautiful animals and hidden paradises.

Culture

Brazilians are known to be some of the ‘warmest’ people and have so much to offer, forget the stereotypes! Get to know the welcoming, laid-back lifestyle of the locals, where the good times don’t end. You’ll always feel safe and secure, especially with the kitesurfing scene along the coast!

Don’t forget to eat more than you should, the food in Brazil is amazing! Fresh fruit and vegetables are a daily privilege and are products of the rich agricultural environments found in Brazil. Here you will find fruits that cannot be found anywhere else in the world, and E-Group can assure you that the açaí will leave you with “saudades”. Enjoy a juicy steak, or some fresh fish, Brazil has it all!

Kitesurf

There are various locations in Brazil to kitesurf, but some of the best kiting conditions in the world are found along Brazil’s northeastern coast. This region offers incredible conditions, perfect for kiters who:

  • Want to practice long distance kiting and test their endurance;
  • Are interested in progression and improving their kiting abilities;
  • Are looking for a new adventure and practice the sport of kiteboarding;
  • Most importantly, conditions that are perfect for kiters of all levels;
  • From Cumbuco to Atins you will find good wind, warm water, clear skies for seven months throughout the year. This region supports Brazil’s high average wind statistic. The kiting locations are in the middle of paradise, and are unlike anywhere else in the world! Come see for yourself.

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
  • Drinks

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)
  • Professional team in water
  • One full-time program manager (English / Portuguese speakers)
  • GPS and safety system (carried by guides)
  • Emergency SOS button for a rescue response
  • Personalized T-shirt for water identification
  • Satellite phones
  • Support on the beach with 4 x 4 vehicles for luggage
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfast, dinner, snacks
  • Welcome drinks upon arriving at each hotel

What's not included

  • Filming and photos
  • Extra expenses
  • Flights
  • Airport transfer

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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