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Cumbuco

Cumbuco

Cumbuco - Ceará, Brazil

Kitesurf

Cumbuco is a small fishing village on the northeast coast of Brazil, around 30 kilometres from Fortaleza. It is becoming increasingly popular for both national and international tourists thanks to the ideal wind conditions for kitesurfing. It usually receives around 20 to 25 knots and the best time to sail there is from August until January. It’s a beautiful quiet beach which sits alongside the famous sand dunes on one side of the village. The village was constructed around the main square and has a fresh fish market, various restaurants at the foot of the beach, tropical palms, kitesurf schools, equipment rental and much more. You can get there by taxi from Fortaleza airport for around 80 reais.

Cumbuco has been host to the Kiteboard Pro World Tour. It’s possible to do an 8 kilometre downwinder to Lagoa de Cauipe, which is another spot that is well known on the professional circuit, and where the pros go to train for the PKRA and the KPWT. There will be buggies offering to take you back, they don’t charge too much but see if you can find someone to share the ride with to make it more economical.

Conditions

The strong, consistent winds blow from the SE from August to January in Cumbuco. The sand dunesbehind the village create a perfect thermal effect which increases the wind speed, reaching around 20 to 25 knots. The water is often a little choppy but there are waves that break on the shore at high tide. Also, during high tide, some parts of the beach become very narrow. It’s possible to do an 8 kilometre downwinder to Lagoa de Cauipe, passing Pico das Almas.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
    Wave, Freestyle, Race
  • Wind
    E, ESE, SE
  • Tide
    Low, Rising, Falling
  • Bottom
    Sand
  • Time of year
    From August to January
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