There are many locations for kiteboarding in Brazil, 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 eight months a year. The kiting locations are in the middle of paradise and are unlike anywhere else in the world, see for yourself! There is no other place in the world where it is possible to follow the coastline for hundreds of kilometres, having constant wind and warm waters throughout the entire coast.
Wind and Weather
The weather is very consistent and is generally about 75-85°F with no rain and mostly sunny, warm water and windy days. The high wind season in Preá officially begins in July and runs through February. Enjoy winds that range from 20 to 30 knots every day during this season. While it is the tropics, northern Brazil is breezy and not overly humid, and you are often on the water during the warmest parts of the day.
Preá is approx. 270 km away from Fortaleza. All year round, there are public buses between Fortaleza and Preá beach.
Departure time from Fortaleza (depending on where from) is approx. 10 am and 6 pm. The company's name is Empresa Fretcar, and they sell tickets at the airport (booth next to Ceará Tourism Information). Between Fortaleza and Jijoca the transport is done by bus, and then between Jijoca and Prea is done by 4x4 Jardineira vehicle or buggy. Getting by bus in Prea/ Jericoacoara is one of the ways easier, but also tiring and long. The entire trip takes approximately 6 hours.
You can rent a car in Fortaleza to get to Preá beach – which will be about 4 hours from the capital to Preá beach - you will need a map because the road is not very well signed. The best option of the highway is the CE-085. From Prea to Jeri, only 4x4 jeeps, buggies or vans can make it up to the dunes. Rancho do Peixe offers three times/day transfer to Jeri for the guests.
Another option and also, the most expensive way, to get to Jericoacoara is by helicopter. The capacity for each trip is five people, and the flight last 50 minutes.
Food and Drink
You'll be eating more than you should; the food here in Brazil is fantastic! 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 we can assure you that the açaí will leave you with “saudades”. Enjoy a juicy steak, or some fresh fish— Brazil has it all!
Prea is only 20 minutes from Jericoacoara which has no public lighting, but this does not prevent the nightlife and “baladas” from happening; the starry sky and the moon take care of lighting the streets! There are places to dance forró and samba till 2:00 am. There are never two 'baladas' happening at the same time; they organise themselves in turns, which is great because we all tend to go to the same places.
We guarantee the wind during the high season! From February to June you'll still get windy days, but prepare to bring your foilboard.
The Internet is good at Rancho do Peixe hotel, and you'll also find a good connection is surrounding areas.
You'll feel right at home at Rancho do Peixe, its comfortable, rustic, and the atmosphere will make your trip one to remember! For more information, please click here. There are also several Air BnB's around the area as well.
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Been to Preá? What did you think?
Where are the Best Kitesurfing Beaches in Preá?
Preá Beach is the most popular and constant wind spot in Brazil, which has various activities and entertainments, and in recent years the kitesurfing made this beach one of the most visited in all Brazil for lovers of strong wind. Located just 12 km from the incredible Jericoacoara beach.
- Wind: Side on
- Waves: If there is some swell in the water, certain spots at river mouths, sandbars and points can produce some fun stuff!
- Shorebreak: No
When is the Best Time to go Kitesurfing in Preá?
The windy months to go kitesurfing in Preá are January, February, July, August, September, October, November, December