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Lagoa do Cauipe

Lagoa do Cauipe

Lagoa do Cauipe - Cumbuco - Ceará - Brasil, Brazil


Lagoa do Cauipe is located in the northeast of Brazil, in Cumbuco village, thirty kilometres from Fortaleza city. Fortaleza has an airport and is the chosen arrival destination due to its closeness to the spot. There are numerous world famous reasons for visiting Brazil. It’s the fifth largest country in the world with an infinity of historical monuments and beautiful enclaves, but for wind sport lovers it stands out for the special conditions that it presents. The incredibly reliable wind and variety of waves that bring thousands of kiters from all corners of the world. The northwest of Brazil is considered today as one of the best places in the world to kitesurf due to the excellent wind conditions that are constant for most of the year. Not so long ago Ceará was completely unknown, even at the beginning of the nineties, but it has become an authentic paradise for thousands of wind lovers. The east of Ceará is the training ground for many professional kitesurfers during the European winter months because of the excellent conditions, pleasant temperatures and warm waters.

Lagoa do Cauipe is a big natural lagoon which forms at low tide and is surrounded by sand dunes and palm trees. The water is completely flat and the Elysian winds from Africa constantly hit the area. A wetsuit isn’t required but a rash vest is recommended to protect you from the sun which is stronger there due to its closeness to the equator. The spot isn’t just ideal for freestylers to do tricks but you can also sail outside of the lagoon where you’ll find some medium sized waves. Numerous videos have been filmed there, for example the spectacular sessions by the World Champion Alex Pastor or the Game of Kite videos which feature the international rider from Airbrush Set Teixeira. The infrastructure is good, with various means of transport and numerous hostels nearby, and a lot of the newer hotels and ‘pousadas’ have areas to clean and maintain your equipment on the terraces. You should pay special attention and take care around the lagoon as the academies base themselves around the extreme west whilst the more intermediate and advanced sail on the east side. It’s important to respect the norms and stay in the correct area, especially at the weekends. If you can, go during the week or in the early morning or evening when it’s quieter.


It’s one of the best freestyle spots in the world. Many professionals train there during the European winter months. The lagoon receives constant winds between 18 and 25 knots virtually every day from the beginning of July until the end of December. The water is warm so a wetsuit isn’t required.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
    Freestyle, Race
  • Wind
    NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE
  • Bottom
  • Time of year
    From July to January
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