Exploring the North Kite Safari
7-Day Downwind Kite Safari Exploring the North How does a perfect kite trip look like? Wind every day, warm whether and great people maybe… But what if we add flat-water lagoons and the best downwinders you’ll ever experience… How does it sound? For those…
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7-Day Downwind Kite Safari Exploring the North
How does a perfect kite trip look like? Wind every day, warm whether and great people maybe… But what if we add flat-water lagoons and the best downwinders you’ll ever experience… How does it sound? For those looking for an epic kiting and cultural experience, the Northeast of Brazil is without a doubt your destination. Boasting golden-sand beaches, consistent sun and southeasterly trade winds from July through December, Brazil has become a top kite paradise.
TOUR DATES 2019 (STANDARD)
July: 31 – 6
August: 14 – 20
September: 28– 4
October: 9– 15
November: 2– 8
December: 7 – 13
TOUR DATES 2019 (WAVE)
These downwinders will be held during a higher tide, that means the waves will be bigger. This Downwinder is for wavekiters (perfect to join with the waveboard).
July: 13 – 19
August: 28 – 3
September: 11 – 17
October: 26 – 1
November: 9 – 15 / 23– 29
Exploring the unknown, wild north of Brazil. Flatwater lagoons, river mouths, little fishing villages, associated with sight-seeing. This is pure outback territory with many wild animals to see. Explore the untouched interior of the river delta by boat and kite. We continue to the hugh dune region with its 1000 cristal-clear lagoons in the Lençóis Maranheses National Park.
Your Kite Level:
- This Downwinder is only for experienced kitesurfers.
- You must have already done a few long downwinders.
- Inside the Delta of Parnaiba there will be NO car-support.
- The downwinders can last 5 hours (with breaks), so you must be fairly fit and have proper equipment.
- Travel Style: Kite safari
- Physical Rating: 9
- Level Required: Intermediate / Advanced
- Price: $$
- Season: October to December
- Activities: Kitesurfing, Kiteboarding
- Age: 30 - 50
Jericoacoara - Camocim 36Km.
Camocim - Bitupita 44Km.
Barra Grande - Luis Correia 18Km.
Ilha do Poldros - Barra do Meio 26Km.
Barra Do Meio - Ilha do Caju 26Km.
Tutoia - Atins 50Km.
Atins - Rio Negro 18Km.
Transfer back to Jericoacoara
- Transfer from the Airport in Paracuru
- 6 kite days
- 6 overnight stops in a ½ double room, including breakfast
- Transfer back to Jericoacoara on the 7th day
- Accompanying vehicle – new Hilux pick up with driver
- Guide/Kite instructor on the water (English or German)
- Private motorboat inside the delta
- Night safari inside the delta
- Water, fruits and snacks during the downwinders
- Walkie talkie between the guide and driver for optimal safety
- Satellite telephone
- Downwind Kitesafari Lycra
A travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, adventure sports and medical problems is a very good idea. Some policies specifically exclude dangerous activities, so check carefully to make sure you're covered for all your activities of choice.
Here some suggestions:
-World Nomads: www.worldnomads.com
-John Hancock: www.johnhancocktravel.com
-Surf Travel Insurance: www.surftravelinsurance.com
You experience the freedom of surfing without having to paddle out or wait for waves. You can fly like a glider without a hard landing. You get the speed of wakeboarding without needing a boat. You can travel long distances powered only by the wind. You can experience the thrill of carving and turning a board without travelling to the snow or risking gravel rash.
There is really no difference. The terms are used interchangeably. However, some people may consider kitesurfing to be kiting in surf (wave riding).
Yes. You fly the kite to the front of the wind window in your direction of travel (like reefing a mainsail in), edge your board to create a "keel", and steer with your feet to create a "rudder". Kitesurfers are actually classified as sailing vessels.
No. Generally, you should always aim to kitesurf with a buddy or at least with some other kiters on the beach or the water. If things go pear shaped - which could be due to an equipment failure - its great to have some help.